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Breakfast Served All Day ~ Bridges Cafe And Catering August 11, 2013

Florentine Benedict

Ok, so what if they are only open until 2 pm on the weekdays and 3 pm on the weekends, it’s still considered all day right? I have to thank the Chinook Book for introducing me to this little cafe.  I’m a sucker for 2-for-1 meals so the coupon in last years book got me in the door and the food made be come back for more.  I decided to use it for a brunch meeting and chose the most delicious eggs benedict florentine (pictured above for $9.95).  The potatoes were to die for and I wasn’t sure if it there were bits of bacon in it or just caramelized bits of onion or something but I ate it all even though I was a vegetarian back then.  My coworker wasn’t sure either and suggested I ask the waitress but truth be told I didn’t really want to know.  Oh what a year has done to me! My love for bacon has reappeared and may never go away again.

My latest visit I decided to try the catfish hash ($11.75) consisting of pan-fried catfish (duh), two poached eggs, grilled onions, peppers & potatoes , and then topped with creole  hollandaise sauce and served with toast.  It was a spicy and filling meal that had incredible flavor and would order again.  I was not able to finish this even with a little help from my boyfriend because his salmon benedict filled him up too.  You definitely leave this place full because we didn’t end up eating again until dinner time.

There can be a wait because the space is pretty small and there was only one person working all the tables so don’t be in a rush if you decide to eat here.

Catfish Hash

Catfish Hash

Location: 2716 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Portland, OR 97212

Website: http://www.bridgescafeandcatering.net/

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The “Hangover Omelette” ~ Serendipity 3 July 25, 2013

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I first heard about Serendipity 3 on a travel show (big surprise right?) where they featured the $1000 sundae.  Total wast of money in my opinion but I wanted to go there anyways to try out other goodies during a recent trip to Las Vegas.  I remember reading about their frozen hot chocolate too but at $8.95 plus tax I thought it was a bit overpriced since there was no alcohol, I passed on it.

We had a few minutes to watch some orders come out and realized the portions were huge so the boyfriend and I decided to split a meal.  Why not save a few bucks and a thousand calories right?  And what better choice than the hangover omelette ($11.50) which is stuffed with mushrooms, bacon and french fries.

The Hangover Omelette

The Hangover Omelette

It is the perfect amount of food if you are a bit hung over and just need the all important fries to suck up all the remaining alcohol in your system and  fill your stomach enough so you can drink all over again.  I’m not sure it is worth the money to eat here but it’s a tourist spot and it was next to our hotel so the location was ideal.

Website: http://www.serendipity3.com/

 

Breakfast At Toast June 6, 2013

Rain Man and Sun King

Rain Man and Sun King

Thank you to Amber for telling me about this little known yet in many ways unknown spot in SE Portland.  Prepare for a wait during the weekend because it’s a busy place which only means one thing…great food!  Now, I’m not sure what I was thinking when I ordered 2 kinds of potatoes during my first visit there but I was hungry and after 20 minutes of waiting I felt I could eat it all.  Yes I failed at that but I got to eat my first rosti there, a classic Swiss potato dish, and anyone that knows me can tell you that I just love potatoes in all forms so I was super excited to have it prepared in a different way than the normal hash variety.  I ordered the Rain Man and Sun King ($10.50) which had sautéed vegetables (served Al dente) with greens and roasted potato hash topped with poached egg finished with aged balsamic and Parmesan cheese.  Super delicious! The service was great and the wait staff are very friendly so you always feel welcome when you come in.  They are now serving dinner a few times a week so I’m looking forward to trying that out too!

P.S. I heard their bloody marys are quite tasty if you like them!  My friends enjoyed them but I’m not big on tomato juice so I didn’t try it.

Location: 5222 SE 52nd Ave, Portland Oregon 97206 or try their food cart Yolk at 4804 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Website: http://toastpdx.com/

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Brunch at DiPrima Dolci May 6, 2011

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Frittata

My Order: Frittata: An Italian-style baked omelet served with roasted potatoes, bread and fruit.

I first discovered this family owned establishment in my pursuit for great cannoli but after closer examination of their menu, I realized they had some great savory options to choose from so I decided to try them out one morning.  My brunch choice was their frittata and I picked spinach and feta for my filling.  I was not disappointed as the portion size was generous and the potatoes were delicious.  You can taste the homemade goodness here and I’m sure the bread on my plate was made that morning.  Don’t forget to order a cannoli! I managed to eat mine before my meal even got to the table as it goes really well with espresso 🙂

Location: DiPrima Dolci (1936 N. Killingsworth St, Portland Oregon) 

Cost: $9

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Benny Breakfast at Habit April 12, 2011

I rarely eat eggs benedicts in Portland but I’m almost sure to order it during my periodic visits to Vancouver BC.  I guess it’s a vacation treat for me that I seek out and enjoy each time I’m there. 

My friend took me to Habit Lounge on Main Street for brunch and I liked everything about it.  This place has a modern yet very 70’s feel to it…carpet on the walls and if memory serves a padded vinyl bar and paintings I expect to find in thrift stores.  I was too distracted with the World Cup playing on the flat screen but I remember liking the overall vibe there.  The service was good despite some of the comments I’ve read about it but it wasn’t too busy when we were there.  I ordered the roasted tomato, basil and chevre benedict and it was great.  The fried potatoes were delicious and not greasy at all.  Definitely a place I would eat at again. 

Location: 2610 Main Street East Van

Cost: $10 plus HST  (harmonized sales tax) which is a bullshit 12%

 

The Big Egg Food Cart ~ The Portlander August 27, 2010

I never skip breakfast.  Never.  I usually eat something light but when I have a ferocious appetite I make my way to The Big Egg food cart in the Mississippi neighborhood.  I order the same protein and carb rich sandwich every time called The Portlander.  It consists of two big eggs any style (I order over medium), choice of cheese (I get Fontina), fresh chives and Stoneground mustard on grilled Grand Central brioche (I add the vegetarian sausage too which is an extra $1).  The sandwich is beautiful to look at and one of the most difficult things to eat.  It’s huge!!!  Don’t wear white and have a lot of napkins handy. 

Location: Food carts on the corner of Mississippi and Skidmore

Cost: $6