Slappy Cakes

If you are looking for a family friendly, fun, make your own breakfast kind of place and you don't want to stay home check out Slappy Cakes.  Slappy Cakes is located over at 4246 SE Belmont.  Each table has a built in pancake griddle. They have a selection of pancake batters to choose from - we got buttermilk, whole grain and gluten free!  They … [Read more...]

Heslers on Alberta

Today is another of my favorite places to go on NE Alberta St.   If you haven't been over to NE Alberta, there are so many fun shops and restaurants. Today we are going out to breakfast. Hesler's has been around since 1994 and they use many family recipes including their buttermilk pancake recipe from the owner's Grandmother. If you go on … [Read more...]

Tasty n Sons

Jim is out of town this holiday weekend, enjoying a weekend with his college kids and taking in the BYU vs. University of Washington football games.  Tessa and I decided to do a little exploring on our own. We headed over to North Portland to check out Tasty n Sons which had been recommended to us by several people.  The restaurant is located at … [Read more...]

Byways Cafe

Located in the Pearl District of Portland, Byways Cafe is like stepping back in time.  Although it's only been there for ten years, you feel like it's been there forever. With a fun and charming retro atmosphere and lots of comfort food Byways is a popular destination for Portland locals and visitors and has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and … [Read more...]

Bob’s Red Mill

Bob's Red Mill - "Whole grain foods for every meal of the day."  With over 400 products Bob's Red Mill is an amazing site and resource for whole grain products, gluten free products and certified organic products. Located in Milwaukie, Oregon, Bob's Red Mill is not just a store but also a restaurant.  You can also take tours of the actual … [Read more...]

Besaw’s Cafe

 Besaw's Cafe  has been a Portland institution since 1903. Originally the home of Portland's first beer parlor and gambling hall Besaw's cafe quickly became the most popular meeting place in the neighborhood, with a reputation for a pleasant drink, a scrumptious meal and lively conversation. More than 100 years later that is still … [Read more...]


We headed over to N. Mississippi this last week for our weekly breakfast adventure. Located at 3957 N. Mississippi Avenue, Gravy, has a nice neighborly, laid back kind of feeling. Not only do they use fresh local and organic ingredients but they have also decorated with some fun, funky, cartoon like local art. Portions are large at … [Read more...]

Screen Door

Our second week of searching for Portland's best breakfast took us to Screen Door located at SE 24th and Burnside.  Screen Door is a "Celebration of Southern Cuisine." Screen Door is open for dinner seven days a week but only open for brunch on the weekend. They don't open until 9 a.m. as they technically serve brunch not breakfast.  When … [Read more...]

Donuts Plus

As fall paints life's landscapes with the rich hues of crimson and gold, the crisp air calls us to hats, scarves, warm mugs and donuts!  One of Portland's best donuts is found on the West-side at Donuts Plus.  The name is nothing extravagant, the establishment itself is quite simple, the slogan genuine and true.  On my first trip to Donuts Plus I … [Read more...]