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Byways Cafe

1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (26 reviews)
“french toast” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for lunch after a long walk around the city. The Byways is a very small restaurant, but the food was great. I enjoyed the Wrigley Sandwich (A French dip with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and peppers) with a side of potato salad....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daniellhug
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Needed a cheap and easy lunch in the pearl and picked this based on TripAdvisor. My overall review would be it’s really good but not out of his world. Nice old diner vibe, really excellent service. The food was good without being extraordinary. But then...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul_K_Oregon
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We were recommend this place and read the reviews so we decided to give it a try. This place is pretty small, but the food and service are great. We went on a Monday morning (labor day) and had a 30 minute wait, but it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PayM90
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The breakfast is awesome. The people are super friendly and they have great service. The blue corn pancakes are unique and delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank plaraa84
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Its a small place, so be prepared to wait for a bit. But it is totally worth it! I had the french toast....the BEST I've ever had!!! Amazing staff! I will be back!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AmyNett
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The food was fresh and flavorful, and the atmosphere was eclectic. This is a burgers and sandwich place...but surprisingly good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 298dg
Reviewed September 17, 2018

So this appears to be a hole-in-the-wall place. There was a wait for a table which was unexpected. BUT WOW the food is worth the wait. The staff are wonderfully pleasant. The bloody mary was very tasty. The bacon is like being back in Iowa,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fredzelhart
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We are Guy Fieri fans and across the country and now in some European locations we can research where GF has been and taste the flavors of the chefs who are not in the big and fancy spots. The ByWays Cafe is not fancy -...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 152RR
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Good portions and decently priced and good decoration, coffee is continuously poured, good place, would go back

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Holly Cow!!! This place rocks. Had breakfast twice here in two days. Loved the variety and the quality. I had some of the best biscuits and gravy I have ever had here. Everything I ordered was prepared perfectly and the freshness was very apparent. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Phuntraveler
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August 29, 2018|
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Response from Kevin O | Reviewed this property |
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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
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, 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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