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Byways Cafe

1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“hash” (16 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So glad we came here. Byways is like a time machine taking you back to a 1950's diner and the formica counter with stools, booths, and lots of kitschy souvenirs all over the place. They have items from all over the country, including many license...More

Thank KaneoheBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got here around 10:00 on a Sunday morning and there was a long line. It moved fast and we got a table for two. The blue corn pancakes with blueberries added (our request) were AWSOME. The Sappho scramble was good as well but not...More

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed April 14, 2018

It was a bit running, but still think it was 5 stars. I was feeling like something healthy so I got fruit instead of potatoes, which were good despite being out of season. Crowded for mid-week, but I got a table fairly quickly. I got...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Great fodd. Generous portions. Wonderful servers and service. Fun place to people watch. This is a breakfast/lunch spot I love to visit. A must for out of town guests.

Reviewed February 21, 2018

Came here for breakfast. Had to meet clients at their new place on the other side of the Pearl District. So this was a good choice for me. I had the breakfast tacos. And what a set of tacos it was. Four tacos with LOTS...More

Thank John K
Reviewed January 6, 2018

When I first walked into this restaurant, I noticed how friendly the servers were. They obviously enjoy what they do for a living, and are always glad to serve their customers. Byways Café is a traditional Portland "hipster-like" place (stereotypical, but it had somewhat of...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Had brunch with a friend here. I had a breakfast sandwich and it was great. We both really enjoyed what we had. The waitresses were great and really accommodating to anything that we needed.

Thank ju1i3
Reviewed November 18, 2017

This place is wonderfully vintage! Great service and wonderful food! The pancakes are huge and the egg dishes are soooo yummy!

Thank Denise W
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great breakfast. The blue corn pancakes were amazing and very filling. Service was great. A very busy and popular spot.

Thank Lee T
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We went with a group of 4 and loved this restaurant. Great filling breakfasts and we had more things on the menu that we wanted to try. The locals told us to try the bacon bloody mary but we were getting ready for a race...More

Thank LADuckFan
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April 7, 2018|
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Response from LADuckFan | Reviewed this property |
So Jill is right -- no reservations. But it's a place with great food and large servings of local food. You won't be rushed and you can enjoy nice cocktails with your breakfast. So a good brunchy atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
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