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Byways Cafe

1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“hash” (16 reviews)
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit running, but still think it was 5 stars. I was feeling like something healthy so I got fruit instead of potatoes, which were good despite being out of season. Crowded for mid-week, but I got a table fairly quickly. I got...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great fodd. Generous portions. Wonderful servers and service. Fun place to people watch. This is a breakfast/lunch spot I love to visit. A must for out of town guests.

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Came here for breakfast. Had to meet clients at their new place on the other side of the Pearl District. So this was a good choice for me. I had the breakfast tacos. And what a set of tacos it was. Four tacos with LOTS...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

When I first walked into this restaurant, I noticed how friendly the servers were. They obviously enjoy what they do for a living, and are always glad to serve their customers. Byways Café is a traditional Portland "hipster-like" place (stereotypical, but it had somewhat of...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Had brunch with a friend here. I had a breakfast sandwich and it was great. We both really enjoyed what we had. The waitresses were great and really accommodating to anything that we needed.

Thank ju1i3
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This place is wonderfully vintage! Great service and wonderful food! The pancakes are huge and the egg dishes are soooo yummy!

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great breakfast. The blue corn pancakes were amazing and very filling. Service was great. A very busy and popular spot.

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We went with a group of 4 and loved this restaurant. Great filling breakfasts and we had more things on the menu that we wanted to try. The locals told us to try the bacon bloody mary but we were getting ready for a race...More

Thank LADuckFan
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The corned beef hash was well reviewed, but we found that the chunks of corned beef were tough and the potatoes were not particularly browned. Expected more of a Savory hash, but it didn't really impart great flavor.

Thank Evelyn Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The 50's diner theme and the spirited waitress was a unique date and the decor gave us plenty to talk about. Don't forget to order a pumpkin spice pancake !! It's a great breakfast appetizer you won't regret. Breakfast was also amazing and the portion...More

Thank ttenrubonnie
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8 April 2018|
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Response from LADuckFan | Reviewed this property |
So Jill is right -- no reservations. But it's a place with great food and large servings of local food. You won't be rushed and you can enjoy nice cocktails with your breakfast. So a good brunchy atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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