Grab A Bite of Comfort At This Mouthwatering Little Café In Portland

A tasty looking plate of fresh food in front of the white and Black Harney Street Cafe sign.
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In the bustling streets of Portland, Oregon, there's a little green house on SE 17th Ave and Harney Street that's more than just a building. It's a haven of comfort food and warm memories known as Harney Street Cafe. This charming spot, run by the passionate duo Alex and Carolina, has become a beloved fixture for both locals and visitors. Their mission? To offer a cozy, familiar place for friends and family to gather and make lasting memories.

Comfort Food And Breakfast Served All Day At Harney Street Cafe In Portland, Oregon

Several plates of delicious looking food on a black metal table with the Harney Street Cafe sign in the background.
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At Harney Street Cafe, every dish is a testament to the love of cooking and friendly service that Alex and Carolina have infused into the place. The menu is a delightful journey through classic breakfasts, delicious soups, and lunchtime favorites, all made from scratch with carefully selected ingredients.

The Breakfast Menu At Harney Street Cafe Is Out Of This World

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Let's dive into some of the mouth-watering dishes that have made Harney Street Cafe a must-visit spot in Portland. For breakfast lovers, the Denver Omelet is a feast for the senses, brimming with black forest ham, peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese. Seafood enthusiasts will love the Smoked Salmon Omelet, featuring in-house smoked salmon paired perfectly with cream cheese and scallions.

An omelet, potatoes and toast.
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If you're craving something hearty, the Corned Beef Hash and Eggs, with house-made corned beef, peppers, onions, and potatoes, is an absolute winner.

A delicious looking plate of breakfast food.
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The Chicken and Waffle dish is another crowd-pleaser, featuring buttermilk-battered fried chicken atop a homemade waffle, drizzled with honey and a dusting of powdered sugar.

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Fried chicken on top of a waffle.
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Looking for something different? Try the Migas – scrambled eggs mixed with corn tortilla chips and onions, topped with queso fresco and chipotle crema. It's served with breakfast potatoes, pinto beans, and toast.

A waffle with blueberries and strawberries.
Photo via the Harney Street Cafe Facebook page.

For something with local flair, the Portland Scramble, with marinated portabella, eggs, spinach, and asiago cheese, and the hearty Lumberjack breakfast, complete with eggs, pancakes, homemade pork-apple sausage, bacon strips, and potatoes, are also must-tries.

Lunch At The Harney Street Cafe

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Lunch at Harney Street Cafe is just as enticing. The Pear Bacon Salad is a refreshing choice, blending spinach, tomatoes, pepper-bacon, blue cheese crumbles, pear, and toasted almonds in a fresh herb vinaigrette. For sandwich lovers, the Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich and the Portlandia Sandwich, with its unique combination of portobello mushroom, caramelized onions, and pesto mayo on toasted sourdough, are standout choices. Don't forget to try the Harney St. Burger, a classic done right with a homemade beef patty and all the trimmings.

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Photo via the Harney Street Cafe Facebook.

The cafe also caters to various dietary preferences with vegetarian options for hash, eggs, and omelets. To complement your meal, choose from a selection of beverages like coffee, hot chocolate, mimosas, and Bloody Marys. And for those with a sweet tooth, the variety of baked treats is simply irresistible!

Harney Street Cafe Information

A large waffle with blueberries and whip cream in front of the Harney Street Cafe sign.
Photo via Harney Street Cafe Facebook.
  • Location: 8337 SE 17th Ave in Portland, Oregon
  • Hours:
    • Breakfast (all day, every day) 8 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Lunch (every day) 11 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinner Tuesday - Thursday 2:30 PM - 8 PM, and Friday and Saturday 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Get more information about the Harney Street Cafe from their website.
Clear plastic takeout containers with carrot cake. Looks tasty!
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Harney Street Cafe is more than just a place to eat; it's a place where every meal is a memory in the making. With breakfast served all day, every day, it's always the right time to drop by and experience the magic of this quaint little green house in Portland.

Several plates of delicious looking food on a black metal outdoor table.
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Harney Street Cafe stands as a shining example among the numerous local businesses that we love in Oregon. If you’ve got a favorite spot or business in mind, don’t hesitate to nominate them—they might just be highlighted in an upcoming feature for That Oregon Life. Be sure to stay connected with That Oregon Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the most remarkable destinations, attractions, and happenings in the Beaver State.