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Byways Cafe

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1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Elma WA
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just kissed breakfast menu. Which bummed us. Lunch sandwich was good. Prices are decent. Wide variety of patrons and decor lends to the quirky atmosphere. The cafe itself is old and has not been to remodeled or updated which is kind of cool

Thank phred209
Eugene, Oregon
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay hipsters and whatnot, this is where you want to go. My boyfriend has been here years ago, and raved about the sausage gravy. I must say, he was RIGHT. Wow! It is phenomenal! We both got the basic breakfast (eggs, hash, and your choice of meat, with toast) with pork sausage. We got a side of gravy, and I'm... More 

Thank Aimee C
San Benito, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here 2 years ago and we loved it! Of course we needed to try it again this time! My husband tried the pumpkin pancakes with blue cheese butter that were great and I tried the blue corn pancakes and they were awesome!!!

Thank Madita M
Portland, OR
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this diner based on all of the rave reviews, and waited over 45 mintues (something i seldom ever do), but it was worth it! Loved the old fashioned traveling diner ambience inside, friendly waitstaff and the food was about as perfect a breakfast i could hope for. Nothing fancy, just great taste! They have several "scrambles" that are laden... More 

Thank bongomoppet
Alameda, CA
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast at the Byways Cafe while in Portland on a Sunday. We arrived at 8:30am just a short wait for a table. Delicious OJ Freshly squeezed (although not squeezed on site), coffee also good. Two of us ordered the 3 Day Weekend which included one biscuit / gravy which was awesome! Don't know how anyone could finish the 2... More 

Thank Mauka
Redding, California, United States
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait 40 minutes, but the sign of people waiting is usually a good indicator of somethings good inside. Yes it was. All very good and willing to go back.

Thank gjadkins
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

It pains me greatly to say that I could not finish this mammoth portion. Great biscuits, great sausage makes great biscuits and gravy. Classic Portland.

Thank mattmM3841EW
Superior, CO
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73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

My bias: we are a mostly vegetarian family of four (omnivore dad, vegan mom, vegetarian 12 year-old, special Sensory diet ten year-old in a wheelchair). We had walked over from our hotel to the *fantastic* Ace Hardware (seriously, best ever) and then I pulled up "breakfast near me" on my phone. How lucky were we this place popped up! It's... More 

Thank June_Boys
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

My husband and I were craving a traditional East Coast type breakfast. We found this place on Trip Advisor, and after reading the menu online, decided to visit. The set up is typical to a diner, with lots of tables close to one another. The waitresses were all dressed in their own outfits, but definitely in an old-fashioned diner style... More 

Thank Valerie O
Medford, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We walked by this restaurant around noon and thought let's give it a try!! Glad we did!! We had a fried egg sandwich and the chicken salad sandwich. The chicken salad was delish and plentiful. It was offered with house made potato salad which was to die for!! The place was pretty full and the wait staff very attentive to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 503-221-0011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?