Portland’s neighborhood called the Alberta Arts district is teeming with creativity and eclectic culture. This independent and diverse area is full of unique dining, residential, and recreational options. Here are the area’s best local brunch spots.
If you are an aficionado for breakfast food then this is the right stop for you. Travel to breakfast heaven while feasting on the number one breakfast staple: waffles. This family endeavor began with a little inspiration from a pastry chef’s children and time spent on fine-tuning the art of making waffles. Come on over to try anything from sweet waffles to savory ones. With toppings galore, this one’s got almost anything you could think of to douse over a waffle.
Waffle Window, 2624 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR, USA, +1 (503) 265-8031
Southern goodness found in the north is something of a rarity, but this Portland biscuit outlet nails it. Fresh ingredients from the local Portland Farmers Market and a little passion for food is the best recipe for a wonderful meal. At Pine State Biscuits there are many sweets to chose from, including their legendary in-house cream-topped buttermilk biscuits with gravy.
Pine State Biscuits, 204 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR, USA, +1 (503) 477-6605
What better way to start off the day than at a quaint French bistro on the corner of Portland’s cool and buzzing Alberta? What started as an idea by a group of friends exploded into a Portland-own brand of restaurants that all encompass a French boulangerie and patisserie in one. It serves the finest pastries in the area. All the locals rave about Petite Provence and it is a must to head in and try one of their warm, baked goods.
Petite Provence, 1824 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR, USA, +1 (503) 284-6564
Helser’s is the contemporary, local diner in the neighborhood. Each dish is classic American breakfast comfort food that is modified with different flavors to make sure that each bite is memorable and loaded with flavor. They serve weekly specials that cover anything from savory to sweet, such as corned beef hash and caramel apple waffles.
Helser’s on Alberta, 1538 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR, USA, +1 (503) 281-1477
Supported by local farmers and ranchers, Tin Shed Garden Café is a community grown spot. Skip the long lines at the local diners early in the morning and stop by to enjoy a meal outdoors among fresh aromas and tasteful dishes. A must-try is their free range burger along with a glass of freshly squeezed juice.
Tin Shed Garden Café, 1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR, USA, +1 (503) 288-6966