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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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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 3 days ago NEW 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Mentor, Ohio
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

LOVE IT!! We stayed in the Pearl District for a few days and couldn't help but eat breakfast at Byways each morning! We wanted to try different places, but couldn't. Nothing could have been better for breakfast, so we just kept going back. The sweet cream pancakes with Strawberries and Megs Veggie Mound were the clear favorites. Simply delicious. The... More 

Thank Phil A
Tonasket, Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are heading to Powells Book Shop in the Pearl District to get a copy of Blue Highways, then this is the right place for breakfast. In his book Least Heat-Moon makes a great case for avoiding the interstates, enjoying the more interesting slower routs. This cafe is a step out of the fast lane and into quality. (And... More 

Thank Scott_Tonasket
Cocoa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Very good food, unique atmosphere, good service, will go again. Had the pikes peak omelette, very good ingredients. Blue corn pancakes were more like eating a flat corn muffin than a pancake but overall no complaints here.

Thank connaughtond
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place has lots of good really basic options for breakfast and lunch, but the Turkey Burger here is legendary.

Thank Amanda G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Having already indulged in sugar at Voodoo Doughnuts on a previous visit, I decided to get something more substantial for my next breakfast. Just a quick walk from downtown I decided to the Triple D recommended Byways Café. I went with the raved about Corned beef and Hash and it was delicious. I got there around 9-9:30am on a Tuesday... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Diner, Gluten Free Options
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?