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Byways Cafe

1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015 (Pearl)
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Ranked #39 of 3,554 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Pearl
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85% Recommend
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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food is outstanding!!!! Very small place so keep that in mind. Very difficult to seat large parties, we were 7, and had a very long wait. Definitely worth it though. We all had the scrambles, and all were equally excellent. Services was fun and quick, and all the wait staff were pleasant and helpful. Definitely a place to try on... More

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is funky and walks the line of being tacky which makes it one of my favourite brunch spots. Food is fantastic, great service...all in all gets a 10/10 from me! Was reviewed on DDI from the food channel and also got his vote. Try the house specials...the infused french toast is to die for. You will not be... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate here for lunch just walking by and tried it. So glad we did. Loved the decor, felt like we walking back in time, think 1950s. Nice lunch selection for all different palates to try. I had the "Sonoma," a lovely looking and great tasting chicken salad. My friend had a chicken sandwich, which she tasted wonderful. Large portions,... More

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Campbell, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My corned beef was served with a scrumptious horseradish spread, & potato salad with bacon is just cheating. Turkey,bacon,avocado also yummy. Side green salad was a delightful surprise; big and fresh! I appreciate the cleanliness too.

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Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our first morning in Portland, we went to the Byways Cafe based on TA reviews. We walked in and were seated right away. Our server was friendly, I think his name was Chip. The place had a warm neighborhood feeling and I could see how this place would be someone's regular breakfast and or lunch spot. It's decorated with vintage... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We just happened upon Byways Cafe when searching for a breakfast spot on our last morning in Portland. What a great find!! Everything was extremely fresh, the coffee was excellent, they had gluten free bread for gluten free me and the service was quick and very friendly. This is a must for a quick, delicious breakfast.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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137 reviews 137 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We waited about 15 minutes to get a table on a Saturday morning (not a big deal) but then once we ordered it took over 40 minutes to get our food. Once we got our food, it was hit or miss. The oj (fresh squeezed) was great and the coffee so so. The home fried potatoes and toast were good... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just wait to be seated. It's busy with locals and others but sure worth the waiting. Had an omelette and pancakes, superb quality. Great staff. Very kind. Hidden treasure. Will be back soon!

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Bothell, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This diner was recommended by someone on the street, and we decided to take the advice. We were there for a late lunch and so we were the last ones to leave. This is a small place, but we were quickly offered a booth by one of the friendly waiters. The menu is mainly burgers and sandwiches. They come with... More

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Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I come here for just the hash...the other dishes are probably tasty but when I do come I always order the hash. Check the times that they have the breakfast/brunch menu because thats the only time they serve it. also it was even on Triple D on tv I think!

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