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Arleta Library Cafe

5513 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206-5206 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-774-4470
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Ranked #473 of 3,546 restaurants in Portland
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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English first
NYC
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221 reviews 221 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wow the food blew us away. I dont know what we were expecting but definitely not this! the biscuits and gray we couldnt stop eating even though we were so full by the end. The scilian hash was truly amazing too! Good thing we had a lot of activites planned for the day because we were so full we barely... More

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Family of four had griddlecakes (need more syrup), scrambled eggs (delicious) & library fries (excellent!) Floor was sticky... Music not relaxing ... WOULD TOTALLY GO BACK TO THIS SPOT!!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. From the outside you would never know it is there! Only knew of it from googling. Great food. Fast service. Friendly staff. Good value

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I love this place, always great food, but the last two times the place was not clean and had a funky smell like spoiled food.

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The Dalles, OR.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Lots of flavor. I wish more of these diners around town would realize you don't have to fry everything in grease. The only negative comment I have about the place is it was not a "warm" environment. Both figuratively and literally. It was a cold December day and i was anxious to get in after working in the cold and... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Really....Really....REALLY....Disappointed in this place. We had chatted for a longggg time about going to this place for breakfast because we had heard NOTHING but great thing. Drove ALL THE WAY from Tigard just to have breakfast there. It was a cold morning but we put our name on the list and waited outside because there was nowhere to stand inside....They... More

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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Really good pancakes are hard to find. Their's are very good and come with a generous portion of real maple syrup, brought to the table by some lovely people. A great neighborhood spot.

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Boulder City, Nevada, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We flew into Portland OR and headed straight to this tiny bakery. It was only 15 mins from the airport. Small space maybe 10 tables. Great waitress and service. We got the biscuits and gravy, French toast brioche, and a apple cheddar scone for the road. It was soft in the center & yummy. I felt the brooches was a... More

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North Las Vegas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I am known in the family as the best biscuit and gravy maker. Nonetheless, as soon as we landed in Portland on the way to Cannon Beach, we found our way to the Arleta Library Cafe, less than 10 miles from the airport. Kind of a "hole in the wall", but so worth trying. It truly proved to be the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a great meal! I was there with 2 friends on Sunday for brunch. Its a small place, but it was a short wait for our table. The servers were very nice and the food was great! I had the Florentine, one friend had the Sicilian hash, and my other friend got the Tuscan. All the food was great...... More

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