13 of the Best Breakfast Houses in Oregon with Maps & Directions

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If you’re looking for the best homestyle breakfast houses in Oregon, you’ve come to the right place. We can all agree that waking up to a delicious plate of authentic homestyle breakfast comfort food made with love is a great way to start the day. This article features some of the best breakfast houses and a few helpful tips you can use to find even more great Oregon breakfast menus to explore.

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#1 Sweet Potato Waffle House

 

Screen Door | Portland, Oregon

Screen Door has a menu that is featuring a survey of the south. Their menu explores all methodologies and preparations from the historical to the modern and from the rudimentary to the refined. At Screen Door, you will find local and organic produce and meats. Screen Door is a part of maintaining the connection between farm and plate and simultaneously presenting a revival of regional American cuisine.
Best Breakfast Houses in Oregon - Screen Door in Portland

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Screen Door serves food from 8 in the Morning to 10 at Night offering a comfortable atmosphere for every meal.

 


 

#1 Authentic Breakfast House

 

Pappy’s Greasy Spoon | Canby, Oregon

Pappy’s Greasy Spoon in Canby, Oregon takes #1 spot for many reasons. Everything they serve is made in-house and served hot with the kind of healthy portions you expect at a real breakfast house. There are so many reasons to love Pappy’s Greasy Spoon that we had to reduce them down to our top 10 reasons why they deserve the title of the #1 best breakfast house in Oregon (in no particular order).

  • Scratch Biscuits
  • House-made Sausage Gravy
  • Hand-Cut Baby Reds Homestyle Taters & Country Skillets
  • Sausage Patty with Grilled Onions & Green Peppers
  • Thick Ham Sliced Directly Off the Shank
  • Fresh Local Oregon Marionberry Syrup
  • Corned Beef for Reubens
  • Hand-Cut Curly French Fries
  • Real, Thick Bacon
  • Great menu, prices, authentic family-style atmosphere, and amazing service.

Best Breakfast Houses in Oregon - Pappys Greasy Spoon in Canby

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Pappy’s Greasy Spoon also serves lunch. They have a decent sized private party room available for booking that’s great for groups, meetings, or family gatherings of 10-30 people. The vintage decor is fun too and it really brings this authentic breakfast house to life with sincere charm.

 

 


 

#1 Homestyle Menu

 

Dean’s Homestyle Cafe | Clackamas, Oregon

Dean’s makes the list for many reasons, but the unanimous favorite is their mix-and-match homestyle breakfast menu. Don’t you hate it when the menu at that silly breakfast house “chain” makes you choose between items? I do! At Dean’s Homestyle Cafe, you don’t have to choose between bacon and eggs or hash browns and french toast, because they’re all included. Dean’s Homestyle Cafe stands out among breakfast houses in Oregon because the Homestyle Breakfast lets you mix and match as you please so you always get your choices, your way.
Best Authentic Steak and Eggs Breakfast - Deans Homestyle Cafe

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Be sure to put your name on the list when you get there; sometimes there is a line out the door even when the wait is only 10-15 minutes. You might want to bring a jacket just in case you get a booth by the door—you’re going to thank me later. They also have some fun decor and mugs with nearly every name. If you’re drinking coffee, they just might have a mug with your name on it!

 


TIP: If you’re looking for a truly authentic breakfast house experience, look for places that don’t make you “add a side” of bacon or hash browns. If it’s not included in one of the meal options, they better be doing something special, like our next #1 spot.

 

#1 Waffle House

 

Off the Waffle | Portland & Eugene, Oregon

These waffles found in both Portland and Eugene are so amazing they will blow your mind—and their disco ball bathroom is pretty epic! Off the Waffle earns its name and a place on our list because of their amazing off-the-wall waffle flavor combinations. From savory to sweet, everything is handcrafted with love and made with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Though they do not offer many of the traditional homestyle breakfast options, their selection of premium ingredients give you the flavor you want combined with a relatively healthy breakfast option compared to others on this list. Here are a few of the strong points about Off the Waffle that you should know.

  • Vermont Maple Syrup (AMAZING)
  • Fresh Organic Strawberries
  • VERY Thick Bacon Sides (Premium Nitrate/Nitrite-Free)
  • Havarti Cheese, yes please!
  • Housemade Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • Organic Farm Fresh Eggs (name of chicken can be provided when ordering)

Best Waffle House in Oregon - Off the Waffle

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This place is great for everyone, even people that do not like sweets. In fact, the majority of their waffles are not sweet at all, they are more savory. The flavor combinations are well crafted and the quality ingredients really make the experience that much better, no matter which crazy waffle option you choose. Every choice is good and you will not be disappointed. They have 3 locations in Oregon, so find some time to stop by and taste the best waffles in the world!

Locations: SE Portland | Downtown Eugene | South Eugene

 


 

#1 Breakfast in the Columbia River Gorge

 

Egg River Cafe | Hood River, Oregon

Know for providing “eggceptional” breakfasts, the Egg River Cafe is the best breakfast house in the Columbia River Gorge and boasts something for everyone.

  • Healthy Portions of Classic Homestyle Breakfast
  • Full Bar for Bloody Marys
  • To-Go Sandwiches for Hikes & Adventures
  • Premium Fair Trade Organic Coffee from Pacific Rim Coffee Roasters
  • Family Friendly
  • Fresh Locally Sourced Ingredients
Hood River Breakfast House
image by Yelp user Brian “MileHighTai” T.

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If you have a group heading out on a hike, adventure, or wine excursion, call ahead for their sandwiches to keep you going while enjoying all the great things Hood River has offer.


 

#1 Clam & Eggs Breakfast

 

Big Wave Cafe | Manzanita, Oregon

Big Wave Cafe has been making waves in the Nehalem Bay with great food for years. This great family establishment is locally owned and operated by Pastry Chef Carol Williams, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate with over twenty years of bakery experience, and Chef Brian Williams. Together with their extensive experience, they have earned a reputation for exceptional flavor and great service. The Clam & Eggs breakfast comes with two breaded razor clams and two eggs served with country potatoes and toast.

  • Rich French Toast Stuffed with Raspberries and Cheese
  • Vegetarian-Friendly Surfer Scramble Packed with Fresh Veggies
  • Locally Roasted Sleepy Monk Organic Coffee
  • House Specialty Razor Clams and Eggs
  • Fundraising Events for Local Non-Profits
Manzanita Clam & Egg Breakfast
image by Yelp user Rebecca G.

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They do offer to-go orders so you can grab something fast and delicious. Plus, they are conveniently located right off Highway 101 on the Oregon Coast.


 

#1 Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

 

GJ’s Family Restaurant | Eugene, Oregon

GJ’s Family Restaurant (named for owner Judy and her late husband Gary) in Eugene boasts the best biscuits and gravy breakfast in Oregon thanks to their homemade biscuits topped generously with sausage country gravy. If you’re looking for adventurous egg dishes, try their chicken fajita omelette or the chili & cheese omelette.

  • Famous Homemade Biscuits and Sausage Country Gravy
  • Warm, Friendly Atmosphere and Service
  • Affordable Prices
  • Mexican Cuisine Including Tostadas and Jumbo Breakfast Burrito
  • Extensive Menu to Suit Every Palate
Eugene Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
image by Yelp user Curtis M.

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Make sure to come hungry—their portions are huge! GJ’s Family Restaurant is conveniently located right on 6th Avenue in Eugene.


 

#1 Pastry and Bakery Breakfast

 

Le Patissier | Corvallis, Oregon

Francophiles rejoice! Le Patissier boasts distinctive French pastries, baked goods, and specialty coffee drinks in Corvallis since 2005. Their croissants range from sweet chocolate croissants to ones full of jalapeño, ham, and cheese. Craft beers round out their menu. We like very apropos saisons paired with one of their amazing quiches.

  • Authentic French Pastries
  • Craft Beers on Tap
  • Steaming Crepes with Mouthwatering Toppings
  • Quiche and Soups for the Hungry Connoisseur
  • Seasonal Delights Perfect for Holiday Celebrations
  • Take Out and Catering Available for Events
Corvallis Pastry Breakfast
image by Yelp user Emily Z.

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They’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so mark your calendar to treat yourself to their delectable delights. Head to NW Circle Boulevard to pick up the best croissants in Oregon!


 

#1 Pie and Coffee Breakfast

 

Powderhorn Cafe | Grants Pass, Oregon

A hidden gem in Grants Pass takes the cake—or pie in this case—at Powderhorn Cafe. Their take on marionberry pie is a decadent tribute to Oregon’s favorite berry. Paired with a cup of hot coffee, you can’t go wrong. Don’t be shy to let them know how you like your bacon cooked; whether crispy or soft, they’ll make it your way. They also offer savory egg and potato dishes for those who don’t have a sweet tooth.

  • Homemade Pies and Treats
  • Hot Cocoa Piled High with Whipped Cream
  • Enormous Omelettes and Crispy Hashbrowns
image by Yelp user Andrew B.

 

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Look for the big Scrabble board cow on [road] to find the Powderhorn Cafe. You can’t miss it!


 

#1 Best Date Breakfast

 

Word Of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro | Salem, Oregon

Want to impress a special date or friend visiting from out of town? Take them to Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro in Salem. Nestled in a cozy house with an inviting atmosphere and cordial service, they offer a crème brûlée French toast that will bring you to your knees. If you’re having trouble choosing from their menu, get the French toast and sneak a few bites from your date’s tantalizing jambalaya benedict or the “delicious tower of Breakfast Power” flying biscuit.

  • Full Bar Featuring the Salem Sunrise Mimosa and Bloody Marys
  • Local Breads from Cascade Baking Company
  • Dreamy Soups and Salads Made from Scratch
  • House-made Hot Chocolate Topped with Truffles
  • Specialty Sandwiches Available on Weekdays
  • Meatless Breakfast Patties for Vegetarians
Cascade Baking Company
image by Yelp user Melisa G.

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Call ahead to get on their list. They are definitely worth the wait. Even their bathroom is gorgeous.


 

#1 Breakfast on the Southern Coast

 

Mattie’s Pancake House | Brookings, OR

This is a restaurant near-and-dear to one of staff writers here at That Oregon Life (whose name may or may not be Matt). Name-association aside, Mattie’s is an amazing breakfast house right on the edge of Brookings, OR. True to its name, Mattie’s features some incredible pancakes. Contrary to their name, we feel their special Cinnamon Roll Sliced French Toast is the real gem. Combine the fantastic food with the polite, expedient service and the charming decor, and you can really understand why people line up outside the doors every morning! (Matt would also like to let you know that there are regular customers who bring their Welsh Corgis, and that the Corgis are so cute and chubby and fluffy)

Mattie's Pancake House French Toast

 

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#1 Hidden Breakfast in Oregon

 

Beckie’s Restaurant | Prospect, OR

Beckie’s is a place that you’ll never find if you don’t know where to look. It’ll never appear online if you don’t search for breakfast around Crater Lake (or, more specifically, if you search for breakfast in Union Creek or Prospect, but why would you ever do that?) and if you’re tunnel-visioned while you’re driving up 62 you’ll whoosh right past it. But if you’re taking your time and you want an authentic Oregon homestyle meal, there’s no better place than Beckie’s. And the pies – oh, the pies are just molto bene.

Beckie's Cafe Pie

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  • Jeremy Bueneman

    Love that Pappy’s is number 1!!! Used the be the restaurant in the bowling alley in town. Mike is the best!!!

    • Sheila M. Lehto

      When I discovered Pappys I was smitten! Have never had a less than great meal there, and I love the service–and the servers!

  • Vaughn Morris

    I’m sorry but Morning Glory in Ashland Oregon is HANDS DOWN the best breakfast joint in OREGON !!!! Go eat there and you will see!!!

  • Dipdoodle

    Egg Harbor is ok in Hood River, but those in the know prefer Bette’s Place in downtown HR for the biggest, best homemade cinnamon rolls and for their huge menu of breakfast fare. It’s usually SRO for getting in there on Sunday mornings after church, but it’s worth it. Both places are tricky for finding a parking spot though. My only real gripe about either one.

  • Michael Brown

    All good and well. BUT ‘Heaven on Earth’ for my money should be on this list!
    http://www.heavenonearthbakery.com/

  • shrinkwrap

    La Maison in Newport serves up pastries, breads, and savory crepes among the usual breakfast offerings. French is spoken with their food. Don’t miss it!

  • Dipdoodle

    Let’s face it folks….. by reading these posts…. there are A LOT of wicked good places to get a bite to eat in the Pacific NW….. I’m hungry just reading through these comments. Of course, it’s 9:30 in the morning and I haven’t had anything to eat yet, so that may have something to do with it, but hey…. I’m going to check some of these places out when I’m traveling to other areas…. that one in Ashland sounds particularly good…

  • MissieMegs

    So many great places in Portland missed! My two favorites when I lived there (and both still going strong 25 years later) were/are: Zell’s an American Cafe and Cadillac Cafe. The best french custard toast I’ve ever had is at the Cadillac Cafe and Zell’s has an amazing menu, but my favorites are the German pancake with seasonal fruit. When rhubarb or peaches are in season the pancakes are superb!

  • Jerry Sunday

    Alex – Try Tammy D’s in Mulino. It’s a bakery and cafe. About 5 mi or so southeast out of Oregon City. James Beard recognized Chef, Great breakfasts and lunches. Cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steaks and eggs benedict are all some of the best. Well known by locals and many who travel a bit to get there. The Arleta Library Cafe and Bakery in southeast Portland is also special – be sure to order their sweet potato biscuits. Their hash is great also. Known to many = they often have a at the door