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Byways Cafe

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1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Eagan, Minnesota
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a cute place - great breakfast menu. We enjoyed two different scrambles, many good vegetarian (and meat) choices. Fresh ingredients, good service, fun atmosphere. Suggest sitting by the counter for the full diner experience.

Thank MickDidi
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare to wait for a seat. Also, don't just jump into an open table. They have a notepad on the wall for you to sign in. I've had the breakfast on several visits and I have never been disappointed. Pumpkin pancakes, homemade hash, and some of the best sausage I've eaten. The service can be a little pretentious at times... More 

Thank Tooblackdogs
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a basic but delicious beef dip on the waitresses reccomendation. Nice soft bread but was pretty basic. Interesting cafe type feel.

Thank nolansrock
Elma WA
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 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?