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Helser's on Alberta

#345 of 3,447 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1538 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5046
+1 503-281-1477
09:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food is always on the menu at Helser's. Yesterday I had the corned beef hash special with two poached eggs for lunch. It was great. It was a large portion and I ate every bit of it too. Their breakfast menu is an all day thing, so the other special was blueberry pancakes. I normally meet a Portland friend... More 

Thank Dick L
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have only been during breakfast. The breakfast meals are amazing with waffles, thick bacon, and such. You may run into lines, especially on the weekends.

Thank dmcneill1
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of our favorite breakfast places. We do love the Scotch eggs, but we also like the assorted hashes and scrambles. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the servings are generous. My only (small) quibble is the large open room can get quite noisy when the restaurant is full. Other than that, it's a great place.

Thank jmz1066
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

First visit - heard good things about this place but received extremely slow service and poorly prepared/presented food. Folks were nice enough, but our party of 3 walked away feeling shortchanged (70 dollar check). My impression was that everyone on that particular shift was having a rough day, short handed, or something.

Thank JSuperDog
Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great bacon, eggs and the potatoes and toast were so good! One of those old fashioned breakfast in a cool place and area.

Thank Aspen86
Portland, Oregon, United States
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402 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

we returned to helsers for lunch....i had a pbr, and my partner had a bfk decaf coffee cocktail...next, i had the BLACK BEAN CHILI SCRAMBLE 3 eggs, Black bean chili, Anaheim peppers, pepper jack cheese, onions, fresh cilantro, sour cream and toast or Gluten Free toast. Gluten Free, and my partner had the MUSHROOM HASH Crimini mushrooms, scallions, roasted garlic,... More 

Thank Teresa M
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We really enjoyed this are of town and was recommended to eat here. We were there during the week so it was not too busy. The Scotch Egg Po Pan was great and different, the Ham Benedict also looked very good which one of us had. The service was OK, friendly and there was no pushing for us to leave... More 

Thank TutinsPony
Portland, Oregon
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159 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

They string you along telling you the wait will be 25 minutes. All the while they have tables, empty of customers but filled with dirty dishes. They are indifferent to anyone waiting and are incredibly slooooow in serving food. I'm watching customers wait over 35 minutes after being seated and they still don't have food in front of them. What... More 

Thank Duomo3
Farmington Hills, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I know that Brunch is huge in Portland. I also don't enjoy waiting outside for an hour for a table. Being a visitor to Portland, however, maybe that's what people there don't mind. In the restaurant's defense, there were benches to sit on, and we could go in for a cup of coffee to sip while we waited. I will... More 

Thank mich-noto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great coffee, great food, nice setting. Good menu, plenty of choice. Can recommend the special potato pancakes, but be prepared to take some home with you: portions are USA large!

Thank Sasha K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1538 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-281-1477

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