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Besaw's

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Northwest District
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1545 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-228-2619
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I visited the Portland area for a few days. A friend recommended Besaws so we tried it. I had the breakfast burrito. It was packed full with delicious vegetables and meats and topped with guacamole. So delicious. My sister had the Apple Oatmeal. It too was delicious. A slight twist on oatmeal as it's cooked in apple... More 

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Thank SLM1962
Northampton, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were there for an early New Year Eve dinner. I have been having a lot of digestive problems, but our server patiently went over the ingredients with me. It was delicious and so was the meal for the other 3 guests. My husband ordered the old fashioned fried chicken dinner and loved it.

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Thank Cat M
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fresh and delicious..and loved the space! Drinks that featured Oregon spirits were a highlight!

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Thank chelseadawg99
Manzanita, Oregon
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love going out for breakfast and lingering over that third cup of coffee as we catch up on conversation. Not to be at Besaw's. We were seated in the back corner next to a table of noisy toddlers that were quickly replaced with another set of noisy toddlers. Obviously, this corner of the restaurant is reserved... More 

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Thank Sue G
LA
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated immediately and the waitress was quick to take our drink orders. We both got coffee, I got the butternut french toast, and my sister got the salmon scramble. Overall, really good food! We thought the price was right. Butternut french toast was really delicious, though quite dense. Salmon scramble got an A+ from my sister. Atmosphere was... More 

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Thank TAW5
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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240 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group of 12, great service. All breakfasts were delivered promptly. Friendly staff. Average drinks, food tasted good but none were reported as outstanding. A good experience.

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Thank Cindy F
California
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We had breakfast early at the new location for Besaw's. Service was excellent and food was good - but higher priced than we remembered from old location. Very family friendly - lots of babies/kids.

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Thank Foodtraveler88
Little Rock, Arkansas
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Met up with friends for an enjoyable brunch. The atmosphere is fun and a little quirky, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Had the zucchini bread French toast and chicken apple sausage; both were very tasty.

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Thank MrsMegM
Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

If you knew the original in NW 23rd, it's no longer the wooden floors, cramped kitchen, massive bar and homely feel which gave the original its charm. But it's a worthy successor with much more space and a larger kitchen (which means faster service). It does feel are modern and the music is a little loud for conversation but the... More 

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Thank Michael K
Skaneateles, New York
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177 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We had a very good dinner here. First of all, we understand this restaurant is old Portland but moved recently to a new location. Beautiful restaurant but not the old Portland some natives miss. I started with a Granny Smith salad, which was INCREDIBLE. Really delicious. Only complaint: It was served on a plate that was too small. As the... More 

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Thank SkanLaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1545 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-2619

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?