I love going out to brunch with all its many offerings, but lately I’ve been craving simpler, more of what has traditionally been considered breakfast-type foods: eggs, omelettes,hearty toast, pancakes, and the like. While there are countless restaurants that serve these foods, I have been to two recently that cook them exceptionaly well.
The first is the Palace Diner. Oh so satisfying, with its out of this world versions of traditional diner food. French Toast, Corned Beef Hash, even the humble Breakfast Sandwich. The Palace Diner elevates them all. Not fancy just good food prepared exceptionally well, served in a historic dining car built in 1927.
Pictured below is the always delicious Corned Beef Hash. Served with Two Eggs, Marble Rye Toast, and a Pickle, it really hits the spot!
Now under the ownership of husband and wife Chefs Damian Samsonetti and Ilma Lopez, owners of Piccolo and The Blue Rooster, Caiolas offers a variety of breakfast dishes all cooked to the next level. We started with the out of this world Warm Lost Bread served with Maple Syrup, which can be best described as the perfect marriage between French Toast and Bread Pudding. From the first bite to the last, it was an exquisite eggy/sweet/yummy delight! Also impressive was the savory/crunchy and filling Bird’s Nest with its perfectly cooked eggs (over easy), nestled in Pullman Toast and Sausage Gravy. Yumalicious!
While Congee, a delicious, rice-based porridge may be very popular across Asia, there is only one place that I know of in Portland serving this colorful and immensely satisfying dish. Do yourself a favor and head over now to The Honey Paw to try their latest version of this delicious treat!