Something about Oregon’s abundant natural beauty and clean fresh air makes anyone work up an appetite. Fortunately, the state is full of great breakfast places. From joints open until two in the morning, to others serving up some of the most insanely good apple French toast you’ll ever taste, you’ll want to try each of these 10 breakfast places in Oregon.
Breakfast at Otis Café is a long-standing tradition among Willamette Valley residents headed to the coast for a day or weekend of fun. American comfort food reigns supreme here in an unpretentious setting. Get here early—Otis Café fills up fast, especially on weekends when traffic toward the coast is heavy. Don’t forget to try the sourdough brown bread made with buttermilk and molasses.
A cozy, quaint breakfast spot with plenty of window space for those who love to indulge in Portland prime people-watching pastime, Zell’s features classic breakfast fare with a Pacific Northwest accent. The salmon eggs benedict and the German pancakes are just two of the house specials that keep patrons loyal to Zell’s.
Bacon Lovers’ French Toast and the Colorado Breakfast Burrito are just two of the many reasons why Portlanders make Genie’s Café a frequent stop on their regular breakfast circuit. Genie’s serves breakfast from the moment they open their doors for the day all the way until 2 a.m., making it the perfect option for those who like their breakfasts late and leisurely.
Everything tastes better when seated at a huge picture window overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and breakfast at Driftwood Shores is no exception. Try the hazelnut French toast or the bagel with creamed cheese and smoked salmon lox for a unique Oregon culinary experience. Be sure to allow plenty of time to linger with coffee after your meal and enjoy the view.
Walnut butter as an option for pancakes and French toast, Oregon berry syrups, and portions so large they’ll make a great midday snack are waiting for you at Ashland’s Morning Glory Café. If you like it al fresco, plan on going on a nice day and enjoying patio seating.
You’ll find old-fashioned hospitality served up in abundance in this Newport favorite. Gluten-free and vegan friendly, this spot also features traditional breakfast foods, making it ideal for breakfast outings involving groups with diverse preferences. Try the chorizo tossed with freshly picked cilantro, tomatoes, and green onions topped with two farm fresh fried eggs and finished off with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese.
If you’re in the mood for a refined breakfast experience in picturesque surroundings, the Victorian Café delivers the morning meal of your dreams. Mimosa made with private label Champagne accompany breakfast entrees such as caramel apple French toast, wild salmon benedict, and vegetarian huevos rancheros. Wait times are typical on busy weekend mornings, but you’ll be able to relax in comfort by an outdoor fire pit with a cup of spiked hot cocoa on cold days or something refreshing and light when the weather is warm.
If you’ve been wanting to breakfast in a French country inn where farm-to-table is just how things have always been done rather than a trend, come to the Marche Restaurant in downtown Eugene’s historic Fifth Street Market complex. Seasonally driven menus include choices such as smoked salmon hash and wild mushroom and leek omelets. The French toast at the Marche is made from cinnamon swirl bread and topped with candied walnuts.
Situated in the heart of Oregon wine country, Community Plate offers locally sourced fare served at community tables. Breakfast is served all day here, making it a great choice for lazy days. Linger over freshly-baked biscuits topped with house-made sausage gravy, or enjoy a breakfast sandwich made with fresh eggs, classic Italian gremolata, and bacon between two slices of rustic white bread.
Astoria’s a town that’s made for long, lingering breakfasts with lots of coffee, whether you’re alone with a book, with the one you love, or at a table surrounded by friends and family. Street 14 Café serves the ultimate breakfast. Even the English muffins are made in-house here, and the French toast is made with brioche.