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Portland Breakfast Guy

Portland Breakfast Guy – that’s me! I wrote and published Breakfast in Bridgetown: The Definitive Guide to Portland’s Favorite Meal. It’s got well over 100 places to eat breakfast all over this bacon-crazed town. Here I track openings and closings, offer reviews, and tell you the best places to go right now. You can also follow me as “The Portland Breakfast Guy” on Facebook or Twitter.

New Portland Brunch: Cafe Castagna on SE Hawthorne

  • Paul Gerald
  • February 3, 2015
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One of the weird things about being the Portland Breakfast Guy is that I don’t get out to eat much after noon. Even the best-known restaurants in Portland probably won’t be seeing me unless they start serving brunch. So it is that after all these years I finally made it to Castagna on SE Hawthorne Blvd….

InterUrban: Yet Another Fine Brunch on N Mississippi

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 8, 2015
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Whenever I get into discussions about the best brunches in Portland, people will always complain about long lines, and they will almost always mention Gravy. For a lot of people, it’s an example of a good place with a terrible line. For me, it’s an example of a good place to start in North Portland….

Portlandia’s Brunch Village Episode: Where Did They Film It?

  • Paul Gerald
  • November 22, 2014
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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith Portlandia’s “Brunch Village” episode getting so much attention in town, and me being the Portland Breakfast Guy and all, I figured I’d spend some time trying to figure where they filmed it all. First, here’s a little preview of the episode: I tried to do screenshots from iTunes — hey, at least I paid for…

Sckavone’s: The Portland Brunch Almost Nobody Knows About

  • Paul Gerald
  • November 20, 2014
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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne thing about going to so many breakfasts is that after a while, I start to forget what places are like — or even forget them completely. For example, it occasionally pops into my head that I had a couple of good brunches at Sckavone’s in Southeast Portland. I sometimes remember to mention it when…

Portland Breakfast: Jam on Hawthorne Grows Up

  • Paul Gerald
  • November 15, 2014
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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s been a while since I’ve been to Jam on Hawthorne, which over the years has grown into one of the more popular Portland breakfast places. I remembered it, from when I was researching the first edition of Breakfast in Bridgetown, as a cute little place with homemade jams and awesome lemon-ricotta pancakes. But the truth…

A Defining Portland Brunch: The Screen Door

  • Paul Gerald
  • November 3, 2014
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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]olks have often said that in Portland, we don’t go to church, we go to brunch. And if, indeed, the Portland brunch scene is a religious one, then the Screen Door has to be considered one of the holy of holies. This past weekend, the Breakfast Crew and I went to worship. But it started…

Brunch at Sweedeedee: Great Food, but ….

  • Paul Gerald
  • October 29, 2014
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[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast weekend I had a chance to eat brunch at Sweedeedee, in North Portland. It’s an insanely cute little place, and I had heard many good things about the food. Jen Stevenson, of Under the Table with Jen, said something like “favorite place ever.” But I (in fact, we) have a serious reservation about the…