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Besaw's

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Northwest District
American, Californian
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2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513
503-224-4859
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, but not sure it's worth the long wait

Went on sunny spring Sunday morning at 10am. Were quoted 40 minute wait for 2 for inside, but they were just starting to open the tables outside and we were willing to take either. About 30 minutes later, we finally got seated (no clue why they took so long to SLOWLY seat those 8 tables outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
we-nash
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place had a looonnnggg wait, but it's food was really good. You can tell why the locals deal with crowds. They use avocados a lot, which makes me happy. The coffee was decent, and the atmosphere fun. I would definitely recommend it.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went on sunny spring Sunday morning at 10am. Were quoted 40 minute wait for 2 for inside, but they were just starting to open the tables outside and we were willing to take either. About 30 minutes later, we finally got seated (no clue why they took so long to SLOWLY seat those 8 tables outside, was weird). Ordered the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I chose Besaw's as a Sunday brunch spot for a recent birthday party that 10 people attended (plus a baby). First off, Besaw's is one of the very few popular brunch places that even takes reservations, so if you have a big group, you should keep that in mind. The staff was exceptionally helpful, from the time they took the... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in here for a mid-week business breakfast with two colleagues from out of town. Great ambience/vibe, Portland all the way. Even though the place was only about 25% full there was a fair amount of ambient noise but not so bad that we couldn't conduct our business. We were also early enough (7:00 am) that we didn't have to... More 

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Little Rock
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had a late dinner on a Tuesday night. Fries, spaghetti, and a glass of wine. All were very good. The food was quick and piping hot. Service was very good, although the restaurant was not very crowded (40% full ??). The only downsides were: it was a semi-chilly night, (45-ish degrees) but the table by the window was cold. And,... More 

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Washington state -USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

So many great things to try. Something new for the taste buds for sure. Couldn't decide until we say a dessert go by then had to get the Besaw Board to share so we could have a dessert to share. FABULOUS choice!!! Selection of cheese, meat, olives, pate', bread just perfect for two. Dessert was Impressive to say the least!... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed down the street at the Silver Cloud Inn and had breakfast here on Sunday. For me I love everything about this place. Great tea and coffee, excellent breakfast with fresh local ingredients, wonderful atmosphere, and outstanding service.

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North Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Expect a wait Friday & Saturday, but don't leave, WORTH THE WAIT! Great food, funky digs, friendly staff. Just what you want in a NW place!

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a busy place especially on weekends. The service is very helpful, friendly, and attentive. Their bread and jam are great as well as everything else. We have been there for Breakfast about five times and our experience has always been very good. The presentation and overall quality of the Breakfast items we have had is consistently very good.... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The service was excellent, location was excellent, the food to die for! For starters I had brussels sprouts with gruyere cream and bacon brittle. Stop. Savour. Then for my main I ordered the roasted chicken risotto. OMG! Just go there and then tell me what you think!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-224-4859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?