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Helser's on Alberta

#353 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1538 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5046
+1 503-281-1477
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Superior, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had to wait 10 minutes on a Saturday morning. I had the smoked salmon hash/skillet, it was delicious! I would definitely go back!

Thank NatAnn14
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154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fine. There is nothing wrong with it. Food is decent, staff is ok, cocktails are fun. But it's not worth the wait.

Thank Rachael V
Portland, Oregon
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479 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little, local restaurant. Have been here several times and absolutely enjoyed it each time. Usually go for breakfast, but have also gone for lunch. The food is delicious, the servings are ample. There is street parking, but it could be difficult during peak eating times. There can also be a long wait at peak times as there is... More 

Thank C B
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Great food is always on the menu at Helser's. Yesterday I had the corned beef hash special with two poached eggs for lunch. It was great. It was a large portion and I ate every bit of it too. Their breakfast menu is an all day thing, so the other special was blueberry pancakes. I normally meet a Portland friend... More 

Thank Dick L
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We have only been during breakfast. The breakfast meals are amazing with waffles, thick bacon, and such. You may run into lines, especially on the weekends.

Thank dmcneill1
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

One of our favorite breakfast places. We do love the Scotch eggs, but we also like the assorted hashes and scrambles. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the servings are generous. My only (small) quibble is the large open room can get quite noisy when the restaurant is full. Other than that, it's a great place.

Thank jmz1066
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

First visit - heard good things about this place but received extremely slow service and poorly prepared/presented food. Folks were nice enough, but our party of 3 walked away feeling shortchanged (70 dollar check). My impression was that everyone on that particular shift was having a rough day, short handed, or something.

Thank JSuperDog
Westminster, Colorado
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176 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Great bacon, eggs and the potatoes and toast were so good! One of those old fashioned breakfast in a cool place and area.

Thank Aspen86
Portland, Oregon, United States
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408 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

we returned to helsers for lunch....i had a pbr, and my partner had a bfk decaf coffee cocktail...next, i had the BLACK BEAN CHILI SCRAMBLE 3 eggs, Black bean chili, Anaheim peppers, pepper jack cheese, onions, fresh cilantro, sour cream and toast or Gluten Free toast. Gluten Free, and my partner had the MUSHROOM HASH Crimini mushrooms, scallions, roasted garlic,... More 

Thank Teresa M
Phoenix, Arizona
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717 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We really enjoyed this are of town and was recommended to eat here. We were there during the week so it was not too busy. The Scotch Egg Po Pan was great and different, the Ham Benedict also looked very good which one of us had. The service was OK, friendly and there was no pushing for us to leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1538 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-281-1477

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