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Byways Cafe

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1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoy coming to Byways when I'm in the mood for a very hearty breakfast. I had the Pikes Peak omelet and added a home made biscuit. The food was excellent with super large portions. Entrees could very easily be split. The service was very friendly yet a bit on the slow side. As busy as Byways is, I think... More 

Thank Maranello05
Renton, Washington
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love trying different places while traveling. This was a bit of a walk, but real biscuits and gravy sounded great! And they were. Simple diner with good service and fabulous food. My husband got the French toast. We were warned the regular was huge and got the meal with eggs and meat and it was still a ton of... More 

Thank girlpi1ot
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Near the downtown core, this little hole in the wall cafe is a great find. Choice of tables or counter seating. Bottomless coffee, killer bloody mary. I had the sappho scramble (egg, spinach, feta, artichoke, kalamata olives, tomato) super delicious! Came with side choice of pan fried potatoes and toast or fresh fruit. Highly recommended

Thank Rachel L
Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky to find this place for brunch. We each had a scramble, one from the menu one special of the day. Eggs 🍳 were cooked to perfection. Not too loose or dry. The combination of ingredients was very pleasant to the palate. Great place with excellent food and a funky atmosphere.

Thank TLo57
New York City
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I had the biscuits and sausage gravy, probably the best I've ever had. And very nice people working there.

Thank Yoritomo
Eagan, Minnesota
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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 30 September 2016

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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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighbourhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: +1 503-221-0011

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