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Byways Cafe

1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (23 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Got there on my first day in Portland, looking for a place to get a good home-style american breakfast (as described by staff at the Oakwood Pearl) and found exactly what I was looking for and even more...From the beginning to the end, it was...More

Thank gillef999
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

You usually have to choose between healthy and comfort food but the Byways gives you both! And it's delicious. The bacon melts in your mouth and you can get fresh fruit in place of potatoes. When they have fresh pumpkin pancakes it is like having...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

There's a reason there are always lines out the door to eat at this place. It's that good. Omelette, scramble, even avocado toast--everything is fresh, fantastic, and is served with a smile. This is the diner you remember from years ago, complete with kitsch on...More

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The biscuits and gravy were so good, that I wanted to lick my plate. My friend did, to the delight of the waitress. Everything I've had the pleasure to eat here, has been delicious. The staff are delightful and very friendly,, and the atmosphere is...More

Thank Donald J R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a fun and funky old-style diner with excellent food. We stopped in for a late breakfast on a Monday and we got the last open table -- obviously a very popular place in the heart of the Pearl District. We enjoyed looking at...More

Thank NorthwestUSATraveler
Reviewed 19 July 2017

There's a fun, kind of retro-diner yet hip feel to the place. Get there early to avoid a long wait for this popular spot. It's clear that they care about quality ingredients and quality food, and that sets this place apart, yet the prices are...More

Thank drpaulSeattle
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stopped in and shared a delicious meatloaf sandwich. Great quirky,diner ambiance and friendly, hardworking owner and staff.

Thank onesushigirl
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Half orders make for a great breakfast experience, but the biscuits are so big and yummy that having a full order means that left overs can be enjoyed later in the day or even the following morning for breakfast

Thank bankspdx
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A great breakfast! Classic eggs, pancakes and even some dishes with a twist. Kids and adults were happy! We walked right in on a Thursday. The waitstaff was helpful and friendly.

Thank Erw2126
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We came to eat today and the staff is definitely beyond friendly! The customers were also sweet and the ambience is great. The good is amazing! I believe I ordered Migas and it was just to die for!

Thank Graice C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
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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