Portland has something many cities do not: access to incredible produce and meats from the magnificent Willamette Valley, allowing chefs to play with a plethora of the country’s finest ingredients. Everyone in Portland really, really cares about good food, good coffee and good cocktails, and this is not an overstatement. Over the years, the smorgasbord of top-notch dining experiences in Portland has made it one of the most interesting places to eat in the United States.
1. Proud Mary
One might say that the last thing that Portland needs is another coffee shop, especially an import from the other side of the world. But the opening of Proud Mary by a group of tasteful Australians raised the bar with its modern, high ceiling space, warm service, excellent coffee roasted on-site, and beautifully plated (and delicious) food made from local ingredients. It has quickly become one of the best and most popular breakfast and brunch spots in a city that does breakfast very well. Some standout menu items include ricotta hotcakes, potato hash, and savoury French toast.
Proud Mary | 2012 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon 97211 | +1 (503) 208-3475