Besaw's on NW 23rd has been around since 1903. They have a small parking lot on 23rd, which is a real bonus in NW Portland, and a large bicycle rack in front. It is especially popular for breakfast, which is served Monday-Friday 7 am - 3 pm and 8 am - 3 pm on weekends. The weekends are a zoo, so we went on a weekday morning. It is still too cold in Portland to eat outside, but the restaurant fills up quickly so there is seating outside under an awning at the north side of the building. If they are serving outside, it can be cool inside as the side door remains open for service personnel. We ordered coffee, which is quite strong (flavorful) and how I like it. I had the Farmers Hash, with scrambled eggs, onions, kale, potatoes, bacon and cheese for $11.50. (It was so large, I could only eat half; so I will have breakfast for tomorrow.) The hash was tasty, although the bacon was very crisp and a little hard to chew. The multigrain bread is great. My husband's waffle wasn't as crisp as he likes, but the flavor was fine. The service is terrific, and I noticed they have a Build Your Own Scramble on the menu, which I will try next time.
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