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Byways Cafe

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1212 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
+1 503-221-0011
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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South Lake Tahoe
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Awesome little spot in the Pearl District. We showed up just after breakfast so there was actually a table available. We were short on time, but the servers and cooks made sure to get everything out on time. The Bylaws Philly and side salad with honey mustard dressing were fantastic and very filling. Everyone else's plates looked huge and delicious.... More 

Thank captain_tahoe_steve
Portland, Oregon
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for breakfast this morning, what a great old school spot. Great breakfast selection. Great service, nice cozy feeling and really inexpensive. You will enjoy it.

1 Thank Dave R
Hood River, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

After seeing this place on TV, we had to try it. the vintage décor was a constant conversation piece, the service was incredibly friendly, and the food was that kind of diner experience that we were craving. Between the 4 of us we had Mt Rushmore Hash, the three day weekend and the long long trailer. Everyone went home full... More 

Thank Bill U
Boise, Idaho
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food at Byways is like from the old American Breakfast Diner. They even have license plate memorabilia on the walls of the various states and even old movie posters. They have some interesting types of pancakes such as blue corn pancakes (very filling) and they has a lot of pancake specials offering different flavors. The French Toast is good... More 

1 Thank Milestogo007
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313 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

good breakfast. parking is a bit of a pain and the tables are a bit cramped, but the food is very good with great menu selections. a nice local option in the pearl district.

Thank Gabrandall
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I was in town visiting and my daughter steered me here. The decor is vintage and there are so many interesting things to look at, the staff was very friendly and welcoming, and the food was divine! I had the Multnomah melt and it was excellent! Enough for two meals for me! They even had a nice selection of teas.... More 

1 Thank TXswimmer
Portland, Oregon
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My friend introduced me to this place and I was impressed! I had a scramble with potatoes and it was so flavorful and delicious! The service was amazing! I cannot say anything bad about my experiene. I see now why it is a local favorite and was fetured on one of the Food Networks shows. Give it a try if... More 

Thank C M
Vancouver, Washington
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went here for brunch and were so glad we did. The cafe is casual, with a friendly staff. We enjoyed the license plates lining the walls and the mismatched dinnerware. The scrambled eggs tacos were very flavorful and fun to eat. The spiced pancakes had a nutty flavor with ginger and cinnamon highlights. Even though it was busy, our... More 

Thank TheCheerfulGivers
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Really enjoy coming to Byways when I'm in the mood for a very hearty breakfast. I had the Pikes Peak omelet and added a home made biscuit. The food was excellent with super large portions. Entrees could very easily be split. The service was very friendly yet a bit on the slow side. As busy as Byways is, I think... More 

Thank Maranello05
Renton, Washington
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We love trying different places while traveling. This was a bit of a walk, but real biscuits and gravy sounded great! And they were. Simple diner with good service and fabulous food. My husband got the French toast. We were warned the regular was huge and got the meal with eggs and meat and it was still a ton of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?