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City State Diner

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American, Diner, Cafe
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128 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3146
+1 503-517-0347
08:00 - 15:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I usually meet my buddy for lunch here mid-week, when the lines are a bit more manageable. Love their many scrambles (usually get the Forest Mushroom) and my pal is a big Eggs Benny fan, of which they have several variations.The coffee's always hot and fresh, and the comfy diner vibe works well here. Service is always crisp and on... More 

Thank Andrew C
Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

On a Sunday in Portland you just need to expect to wait for brunch (the Portlandia sketch "Brunch Village" is truly based in reality), and as expected we waited about 1/2 hour, which actually isn't too bad. The place is run very efficiently and they manage to get people in and out as quickly as possible, and it didn't look... More 

Thank Sue N
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've been here 3 times in 2 weeks. I love the biscuit breakfast. Bacon is thick and cooked crisp. In fact, we all like what we ordered. You know how sometimes you get meal envy...not here. We were all happy with our choices. And on the weekend go for their Bloody Mary meal.

Thank easyeats57
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My brother and I really like Eggs Benedict and so we're always on the look out for a good place. City State has several Eggs Benedict options on their menu (as well as a ton of other options.) Our favorite is the Crab Benedict. The service is good but the place is very small and you would find better luck... More 

Thank Poppy G
Monroe, Oregon
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93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nothing fancy about building or decor, but a real solid selection of Breakfast foods. From Biscuits and Grave to some really nice eggs Benedict's, steak, and everything between. Haven't tried for lunch. Nice people and reasonable service. Good to fair prices.

Thank cidertom
Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Yesterday was my third trip to City State. With each successive visit, my opinion has dropped to where it now stands below "C" level. At most, City State deserves a "D". Yesterday, I ordered one of their scrambles (a breakfast item) that ostensibly should have contained carmelized onions and goat cheese. The meager few bits of onion tasted like nothing... More 

Thank PocketBob
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant ever...love love love. The service was top notch and the food was incredible. I wish I could eat there everyday.

Thank Cissy F
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Breakfast at City State is really great. Good food, service, and reasonable prices. Clean and comfortable place to eat.

Thank Jane M
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

As President Bartlet said to Roberto Mendoza: "You were not the first choice, but you are the last one, and the right one." Went to Screen Door, but I'm fundamentally opposed to long lines. We walked in and sat down right away. It started out with above average diner coffee. Usually, it's over-roasted beans, but these weren't. Not fantastic, but... More 

Thank Masa J
Vancouver, WA
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153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I always seek out veggie benedicts for breakfast or lunch with spinach & tomato. Usually, restaurants don't have both, so I have to ask to add one of the ingredients. I was excited when I saw my favorite blend on the menu, and it was delicious! The tomatoes were sweet, the spinach and perfect hollandaise were ample, the eggs were... More 

Thank MynBill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3146
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-517-0347

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