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Byways Cafe

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1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (26 reviews)
“french toast” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Typical American breakfast place, great service, nice food, enjoy! We had to wait 30 mins bit it was worth it

Thank DantehetGooi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch there yesterday, after following trip advisor advice. Once again not disappointed ! The place was nice, genuine and chill. Full of locals more than tourists (important !). Service was super friendly, super nice. First time for us to try Portland biscuit and...More

Thank Came0024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my family and in-laws to the Byways Cafe based on a Tripadvisor recommendation. What a great recommendation! The food was great and the service was outstanding. We loved the travel-themed decor and found this the ideal lunch spot for us hungry tourists...More

Thank BigWaveDave66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious omlette and fast service on a Friday morning. The place was busy before 9am but people come and go quickly. I sat right down and enjoyed people watching and some delicious food!

Thank Brooke W
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a relaxing Sunday brunch. The portions we're both generous and very tasty. Daughter selected the French toast which appeared to be almost half a loaf of bread. Grandson had a pancake with a generous portion of fruit on top. My wife and...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We went here because it was on DDD. Our breakfast was amazing! I had the ricotta pancakes with cinnamon butter and Marionberry compote. So delicious! My husband had the Space Needle scramble. Also delicious. You get a lot of food for the price. The service...More

Thank BuddySaraK
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Very friendly staff! Quick service, varied menu everything we had was well prepared. Hamburger was delicious!!

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We loved the burger, the fries were tasty and the chicken noodle soup was handmade. So was the lemonade handmade. We were looking for a place to get a coffee and ended up having a tasty early dinner.

Thank sunshine37383
Reviewed May 19, 2018

So glad we came here. Byways is like a time machine taking you back to a 1950's diner and the formica counter with stools, booths, and lots of kitschy souvenirs all over the place. They have items from all over the country, including many license...More

Thank KaneoheBoy
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We got here around 10:00 on a Sunday morning and there was a long line. It moved fast and we got a table for two. The blue corn pancakes with blueberries added (our request) were AWSOME. The Sappho scramble was good as well but not...More

Thank SCtripchick
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April 7, 2018|
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Response from LADuckFan | Reviewed this property |
So Jill is right -- no reservations. But it's a place with great food and large servings of local food. You won't be rushed and you can enjoy nice cocktails with your breakfast. So a good brunchy atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighborhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: +1 503-221-0011
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