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1742 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-4715
+1 503-467-4971
08:30 - 14:30
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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680 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My second trip to this neighborhood spot. This time it was oatmeal and it was delicious. Their coffee needs a little work however. I recommend this place for the atmosphere!

Thank Cystokid
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Breakfast for 3 on a Sunday morning. We arrived just-in-time, no wait for a table. Small, fun place with delicious food and excellent service at a good price. Highly recommend them and will gladly go again.

Thank GoldWingRose
Bend, United States
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a great breakfast joint for a large plate of potatoes. Waffle is great and is one of my wife's favorite dishes. Their toast is the best in Portland. Great coffee. Love this place. Small and intimate. A fantastic breakfast joint!

Thank Jon B
Milwaukie, Oregon
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Everybody else pretty much has this place covered (aside from the "bodyguards" review, hah, what a read): good breakfast fare, veg and vegan options, and a really pleasant Portland neighborhood vibe. The coffee, as of this writing from Extracto Roasters, was awesome. I'm not a fan of the "smashed potato" treatment and prefer hash browns as an option, but that's... More 

1 Thank Jeremy S
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680 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Visited here with family and had read some previous trip advisor posts and was a little nervous but found the staff to be friendly and the food was delicious. I would recommend this place.

Thank Cystokid
Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

My daughter, niece, and I visited this great cafe on a Sunday morning in July. We witnessed the "altercation" described below. Yes, the place was really busy, and we had been waiting for about 30 minutes outside on the sidewalk. We did see the waitress exchanging words ( a few choice ones) with the lady below. We had no idea... More 

Thank JanineTucson_Arizona
Keller, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

I have never left a review but please do not go to this restaurant. The owner is completely nuts. She verbally and physically assaulted me while our family was waiting for a table. My family was in town for a wedding mid-July and we had a party of 10 people meeting for brunch. The group included me, my husband and... More 

Thank Kym D
Cambridge, MA
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Insulting, rude, aggressive, and condescending waitress. The music was piercingly loud so I asked if she could lower it because I have tinnitus. She said that it's "impossible" because it is played at only one volume level. She said "Everyone else loves the music." There were just two other tables and I asked if I could ask the other customers... More 

1 Thank RomaCambridge
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

Yes...I'm from Austin, Texas and enjoyed the migas breakfast at Junior's. Not only was the food good, we received personable service with a good history lesson on the marionberry. Only in Oregon. My son is from Portland and eats here mucho and they definitely remembered him and gave him special attention. Always a good sign when a restaurant appreciates returning... More 

1 Thank thetone3
Hanover, New Hampshire
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

This cafe is funky, trendy and very much Portland. Locally sourced food. Vegan, vegetarian and carnivore happiness exists here. Yum yum! Enjoy

Thank Porchsong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, American, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1742 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-4715
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-467-4971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?