This place is a classic example of why I live in Portland, Oregon. The food is not gourmet dining, nor is it greasy spoon. It's a relaxed, informal cafe that serves a great variety of well-cooked comfort food at a reasonable price. My wife and I had our weekly breakfast meeting there last Friday. The hot chocolate was not the frothed-up foo-foo $3.50 from Starbucks but the $2 standard mug that I remember from childhood. The eggs benedict was perfectly cooked with lots of sauce, the canadian bacon was great quality, though the english muffin could have been toasted a bit more (quibbling...). The hash-browns were lightly brown rounds of potatoes, no bits of burned onion or crumbs, no greasiness at all, and lightly seasoned, maybe too lightly for my taste (more quibbling). Service was friendly and extremely fast Friday morning at 8:30 with the place half-full. If that isn't enough, what really sold me on the place is the decor: signs like "ACID SPILL: when blue light flashes, evacuate immediately" and dynamic superheros & helicopters that drop down from the ceiling every few minutes. The menu gave me a few good laughs, too. I imagine if I were in my 20's I'd be here late-night drinking a beer, but, alas, those days are over. I'll be back to try the burger, hopefully soon. Thanks for keeping Portland weird.
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