Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It's carb-centered, is usually accompanied by a breakfast meat like bacon or a sausage link, and it can last for hours when champagne is added to the mix. I often have breakfast for dinner when I can convince Ben to make me pancakes. But there's something irritating about going out to brunch in Portland: the lines.
I'm not waiting for my bacon.
Nope, no way. Not standing outside in the cold for breakfast meats. Not squeezing into a dark bar just to get a seat at a popular restaurant. And I don't want to make reservations for breakfast. It should be spontaneous and exciting.
Here we're faced with an uphill battle of finding a restaurant with the following qualifications: 1) makes awesome brunch food that we don't cook at home and 2) has no lines. In Portland the whole "no lines" piece is pretty uncommon. But the best place we've been so far has been Clyde Common. They make a great eggs benedict (seen above) and some awesome quiche, breakfast sandwiches, and brunch cocktails. And it's never too crowded at breakfast. Check it out if you are ever in Portland (and it's next door to the Ace Hotel) - you won't be disappointed!