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Byways Cafe

1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“hash” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
Neighbourhood: Pearl
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Awesome little spot in the Pearl District. We showed up just after breakfast so there was actually a table available. We were short on time, but the servers and cooks made sure to get everything out on time. The Bylaws Philly and side salad with...More

Thank captain_tahoe_steve
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for breakfast this morning, what a great old school spot. Great breakfast selection. Great service, nice cozy feeling and really inexpensive. You will enjoy it.

1  Thank Dave R
Reviewed 27 February 2017

After seeing this place on TV, we had to try it. the vintage décor was a constant conversation piece, the service was incredibly friendly, and the food was that kind of diner experience that we were craving. Between the 4 of us we had Mt...More

Thank Bill U
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food at Byways is like from the old American Breakfast Diner. They even have license plate memorabilia on the walls of the various states and even old movie posters. They have some interesting types of pancakes such as blue corn pancakes (very filling) and...More

1  Thank Milestogo007
Reviewed 17 February 2017

good breakfast. parking is a bit of a pain and the tables are a bit cramped, but the food is very good with great menu selections. a nice local option in the pearl district.

Thank Gabrandall
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was in town visiting and my daughter steered me here. The decor is vintage and there are so many interesting things to look at, the staff was very friendly and welcoming, and the food was divine! I had the Multnomah melt and it was...More

1  Thank TXswimmer
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My friend introduced me to this place and I was impressed! I had a scramble with potatoes and it was so flavorful and delicious! The service was amazing! I cannot say anything bad about my experiene. I see now why it is a local favorite...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We went here for brunch and were so glad we did. The cafe is casual, with a friendly staff. We enjoyed the license plates lining the walls and the mismatched dinnerware. The scrambled eggs tacos were very flavorful and fun to eat. The spiced pancakes...More

Thank TheCheerfulGivers
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Really enjoy coming to Byways when I'm in the mood for a very hearty breakfast. I had the Pikes Peak omelet and added a home made biscuit. The food was excellent with super large portions. Entrees could very easily be split. The service was very...More

Thank Maranello05
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We love trying different places while traveling. This was a bit of a walk, but real biscuits and gravy sounded great! And they were. Simple diner with good service and fabulous food. My husband got the French toast. We were warned the regular was huge...More

Thank girlpi1ot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail