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3200 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-2430
+1 503-963-8000
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08:00 - 14:00
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Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy on weekends, but I got a seat right away, people waiting soon after. Great scrambles. I tried the waffle this time, but it is too soft for my taste. I think it was pure maple syrup as it wasn't a sweet as say Log Cabin. They also have Dutch or German Pancakes (some places use different terms). It has... More 

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Thank Larry R
Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for late breakfast as was rewarded with excellent service and top-notch food. Had a wonderful scramble with farm-fresh ingredients and outstanding rosemary-laced breakfast potatoes. My wife's corn pancakes were the real winners. This was our fourth visit here; always a sure bet.

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Thank Timothy C
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I only wish I could have sampled everything on the menu! We went for breakfast before it got terribly crowded (go early if you don't want to wait) and my blueberry pancakes were to die for. Really tasty pancakes with blueberry syrup. My husband got a breakfast platter with eggs, potatoes and pancakes and ate every crumb. Service was good,... More 

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Thank LHA2013
Portland, Oregon
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120 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Came in on a Saturday, there were quite a few people in front of me with their names already on the wait list. They have a coffee stand at the front for people which is a nice gesture and most people were partaking in having a glass while waiting. The upstairs to the restaurant was closed, but I didn’t ask... More 

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Thank kebnertravel
Portland, Oregon
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went to Sanborn's for breakfast. I had the German Apple Pancake and Kim had the Eggs Benedict. There are several German pancakes to choose from and I tried the apple because I wanted to compare it to my favorite from the Original Pancake House. It was very comparable in quality and taste. I plan to go back and try some... More 

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Thank standavis99
Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Breakfast here was definitely good. I had the eggs with country links and potatoes with a side of the corned beef hash. My girlfriend had one of the German pancakes and it was also great!....Get there early because the line gets long...Definitely a place I would recommend....

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Thank Andrew D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have enjoyed having brunch at Sanborn's over several years, It is always busy, often necessitating a wait. But it is worth it, The German pancakes are to die for, the eggs are superb, breakfast meats are wonderful. They often have interesting coffees, and drinks. I always avail myself of the opportunity to eat there.

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Thank BILL W
Oregon City, OR
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I had the Bacon Apple Maple (BAM) and thought I would never thought get full. Wrong! It was filling and delicious. Hubby had a scramble with potatoes. He didn't think it was anything special, nor were the biscuits. I would go back to try the blue corn pancakes.

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Thank Fred_n_Aaron
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The best fig chevre pancake I ever had. Ambiance is perfect for a Sunday brunch! Service is super nice and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Thank Pilar C
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

My wife and I have been eating breakfast at Sanborn's virtually every Sunday for the last 6 years. The staff is incredible, and the food superb. 12+ German pancakes, both sweet and savory. Every dish we've had there has been excellent. But today - today! - had the biscuits with mushroom rosemary gravy. Their specials are always superb, but this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3200 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-2430
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-963-8000

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