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Bijou Cafe

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132 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-2705
+1 503-222-3187
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very attractive, open-feeling space. I had a daily special: chicken chilaquiles with red sauce and two perfect over-easy eggs. With little sides of guacamole and sour cream, this was an outstanding dish -- told them they should put it on the regular menu. One of my companions had a farmer's omelette, the other your basic eggs, bacon, potatoes and both... More 

Thank BallardBeaver
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food. Staff kept our coffee cups full, didn't push us to leave when they got busy, and overall provided a great eating experience.

Thank Diana G
Santa Maria, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this restaurant. The food was different but it was delicious and the staff made us feel welcome. I had the roast beef hash and added feta and husband had the cauliflower hash. The waiting area is small and we were confused by the entrance because you have to walk through a curtain behind a glass door but once... More 

Thank FrogGirl83
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch after checking into the Embassy Suites just down the street. The place has a very pleasant atmosphere and friendly wait staff. The menu had a limited selection of lunch/dinner entrees, but the grilled ham and cheese and tuna melt sandwiches that we ordered were excellent. I'd definitely stop here again for lunch... More 

Thank cohoman
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

I ordered more food than I usually do-did a lot of walking around town and parks in Portland. Somehow, ate it all and they have great coffee there as well, not to mention superb service.

Thank Doug-Zeus
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

The meals there are great. Haven't had one yet that I did not like. The place looks fairly average, and so is the capacity. It gets packed pretty fast. The wait time is loooong on weekends. But the have good food. Service is okay, for a busy brunch place, the service is okay. You can't expect to have your server... More 

Thank Darlyn S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Since we've been in Portland we've been trying to hit all of the "best of" places right off the bat. The Bijou is exactly that. We went on a Thursday morning hoping to avoid the weekend crowds. We didn't have to wait but the restaurant was completely full. I was so impressed with the food & service. Omelets were the... More 

Thank AdMdPDx
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

Bijou Café has been around for many years. If great French style omelets, fabulous pastries (especially the biscuits) and limited but delicious sandwiches, Bijou should be on your PDX breakfast list. In a town where breakfast is a religious experience, Bijou Café is a spiritual haven.

Thank joel k
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

The food is really good - and I'm a local. Service and food is tasty! I had the two eggs and enjoyed the toast and side salad. I loved the waiter - he was great!

Thank heathgirly
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Live in Denver and first time visit to Portland - looked up reviews and bijou was in walking distance to where we were... Certainly a fun place for breakfast. I just wonder why and how breakfast begins to cost $12 and more? Saying that - the food was high quality. My daughter had the veggie scramble with kale and cauliflower... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-2705
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-3187
Known for our breakfast/lbrunch offerings for 36 years, Bijou cafe now serves dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. We bring our special touch to the amazing local ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. We also offer local beers, wines and full bar service. Many evenings feature live jazz with local musicians. We hope you will join us sometime soon.

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