As the restaurant shutdown continues across Portland, brunch has been one of the hardest meals to track down for takeout and delivery. Standbys like Gravy and Screen Door have closed up during the COVID-19 pandemic, while others like Mother’s are sticking to dinner service.
Still, many spots are still offering breakfast, even without the dining room. Brunch spots are packing bacon and eggs into people’s trunks through curbside pickup, bakeries are creating weekly sampler boxes for people craving their morning croissants, and dim sum spots are putting their har gow and shumai in takeout containers instead of their standard steamers. It’s a stretch, compared to the mimosa-drenched versions at cafes around town, but at least there aren’t the crowded lines (hopefully).
Below, find an assortment of breakfast and brunch options for takeout and delivery, from smoothies and juices to chicken and waffles. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, and we will update it regularly with more options; those willing to divulge their secrets can send brunch recs through the tipline. For a larger selection of takeout and delivery options, explore our larger guide.
Bagels, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Pastries
This North Portland coffee shop has breakfast sandwiches and bowls available for delivery (both in-house within a mile radius and via Caviar) and pre-order takeout, from the Mr. Burns with egg, sausage, and havarti with pickled onions and jalapenos to the Peace Sign, a tofu scramble sandwich with tomato, pesto, arugula, and balsamic vinegar on sourdough. The cafe also offers cinnamon rolls by the six-pack.
Arguably Portland’s best bagel shop is back, though it’s no easy feat to score a dozen. The bagel bakery delivers bagels, lox, pickles, and schmear between St. Johns and Woodstock, with pre-orders going on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays; this week’s orders sold out in 40 minutes.
This bakery, with its popular croissant muffins and laminated filled pastries, remains open for takeout orders, either ordered at the store or by calling (503) 477-5514.
This local burger spot’s eastside cafe is serving elaborate breakfast sandwiches filled with everything from beef patties to hash browns, served on everything from french toast to whole grilled cheeses. Order on the restaurant’s online ordering platform, Postmates, Uber Eats, Portland Pedal Power, or by calling (503) 287-4377.
This Portland-based bagel chain is open for delivery on a number of apps, including Portland’s bike-based delivery company CCC, Caviar, and Grubhub. Beyond its menu of bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee, Henry Higgins is also selling groceries through these apps. To order directly from the store, each location’s number is listed on the website.
North Williams coffee shop Either/Or is offering breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee drinks for curbside pickup and delivery through Caviar or Grubhub. Plus, owner Ro Tam offers bottles of Tanglewood chai and thai tea concentrate for future mornings.
Beyond both cafes’ daily takeout of bagels, schmears, and knishes, this bagel cafe’s “nosh boxes” are ideal for bagel lovers, complete with a dozen bagels, two containers of schmear, and a DIY matzo ball soup kit for a family of four. The whole box is $55; salmon fans may prefer the $65 lox box, which swaps the matzo ball soup kit for two packs of nova lox and the classic accompaniments (tomato, red onion, capers, and dill). Order them online for weekly delivery.
This Jewish deli is sending bagels topped with lox and breakfast sandwiches lined with pastrami via delivery or takeout. Order curbside pickup by calling (503) 222-3354. Oddly, menus vary from service to service, but the the delivery menu on Postmates has the widest selection of breakfast fare.
This bagel shop known for its eclectic schmears is offering bagel delivery and carryout through its own in-house service. Build-your-own bagel sandwiches, baker’s dozens of bagels, and packs of schmear are on offer, as well as more substantial breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
This white-hot pastry shop is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for takeout orders of almond croissants, cinnamon orange morning buns, and and more. The ham, bacon, and cheese croissant is a standout.
This beloved bakery is offering baker’s dozens of croissants, scones, and more for weekly delivery, as well as bags of blueberry & pepitas granola. Order online by Thursday at 8 p.m. for a Saturday delivery.
This Northeast MLK bakery is offering pre-order pickup or delivery for things like biscuit breakfast sandwiches, sweet savory scones, and pastry subscription boxes that come with full meals.
Bar King is now offering “brunch boxes” — pastry boxes filled with treats like gochujang and cheddar gougères or miso walnut sticky buns — to order online for takeout. Those interested should keep an eye on the restaurant’s Instagram, because they tend to sell out quickly.
Smoothies and Juices
This local chain of juice bars have a wide selection of juices and smoothies, plus things like acai bowls and quinoa bowls. All of the cafes’ fruit and vegetables is organic, and drinks are available for delivery through UberEats, Postmates, and Caviar.
The juice bar at Portland Mercato, Xŏcotl is offering its cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and licuados for takeout. Call (503) 785-9966 to place an order in advance.
This juice cart and cafe is selling its espresso, smoothies, toasts, and healthy desserts for delivery or takeout. Customers can order ahead via the phone; call (971) 258-0761 to reach the Division cart, and call (503) 208-3441 to reach the cafe.
Brunch Takeout and Delivery
The Mississippi favorite for behemoth piles of gravy-soaked omelets has reopened for takeout, with an online ordering system for easy, contactless pickup. The menu has all the favorites, plus mimosa kits and bloody mary mix.
For full english breakfasts, Guinness-braised brisket breakfast sandwiches, and hash brown casserole, Kingsland is now offering a long menu of United Kingdom-esque brunch fare for takeout and delivery. View the pickup menu here, and call (971) 300 3118 to place an order; otherwise, order on Caviar or DoorDash.
A true Portland classic, Cameo Cafe is open for brunch takeout, complete with everything from pindaettok (Korean vegetable pancakes) to Denver omelets. Review the menu before you go, or call (503) 284-0401 to place an order.
This West Burnside brunch cafe returns with a menu of doughnut-centric brunch dishes for takeout, from jalapeno hush puppies served with salsa, eggs, and beans, to churro-style doughnuts with whiskey caramel apples and pistachio brown butter bits. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org to pick up on April 26.
The Slide Inn
This Southeast Portland spot is still serving its Germanic-American breakfast and brunch for takeout, with things like house-cured-and-smoked salmon hash, Austrian pancakes, and egg scrambles. View the full menu here, and then text the order to (503) 341-1381 for curbside pickup.
This Texas-tinged downtown Portland restaurant is now offering brunch takeout through Tock, with a new menu every week. For example, this week’s menu includes smoked-barbecue-pork-filled brunch burritos and fried chicken breakfast tacos, plus boxes of kolaches and bloody mary kits. Bullard sells out fast, so those set on Bullard brunch should place an order when they go on sale: 5 p.m. Fridays.
An old school brunch favorite, Seasons & Regions is offering everything from its fried-chicken-biscuit-and-gravy sandwich to its poached halibut eggs Benedict for takeout or delivery. Order online for takeout here, or order delivery through an app like Caviar or Grubhub.
This East Portland taco cart is the spot for breakfast tacos, which are available for takeout (hello, it’s a cart). Eggs, bacon, Tillamook cheese, pickled onions, and bright salsas can come in burritos, bowls, or small tortillas; they’re particularly good with a Mexican mocha. Order by calling (503)-358-3364 or in person.
Submarine Hospitality is starting brunch takeout this weekend on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with options like chia seed pudding, bacon-ricotta quiche, and sesame chocolate coffee cake, plus groceries like eggs and sourdough for at-home brunch-making. Place orders by calling (971) 229-0571 or by ordering on the website.
This Kenton area soul food cafe is offering curbside pickup for popular dishes like its chicken and waffles, bacon-topped grits, and pulled pork omelets. Call in orders at 503-978-9000.
This Belmont crepe shop offering takeout crepes, both savory and sweet, with toppings like marsala-soaked figs and caramelized onions. Order online for pickup orders, or call (503) 546-0892.
This Portland-based French chain’s Alberta, Division, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, and Hillsboro locations remain open for takeout, with coffee drinks, desserts, and breakfast fare like wild salmon hash and meaty omelets. Hours vary at location to location, but many offer delivery through apps like Grubhub and Doordash. View the menu here.
This Southern-tinged local breakfast cafe chain is open for takeout and Grubhub delivery. Pine State is particularly known for “the Reggie Deluxe,” a behemoth biscuit sandwich with fried chicken, gravy, cheese, bacon, and a fried egg.
Brunch Kits & Family Meals
This Williams oyster bar is now offering four-person brunches for pickup on Sundays, with things like beignets, quiche, and house-smoked bacon. The meal clocks in at $45; customers can pre-order online for pickup between 10 a.m. and noon.
The Portland outpost of this Australian coffee roaster is now offering some of its most beloved brunch dishes as make-at-home kits, including its bagna-cauda-soaked hash brown dish and its ricotta hotcake. Plus, the cafe is offering bags of its coffees, pastries, hand pies, and even groceries for pickup and delivery.
For those willing to plan ahead, the Waiting Room offers an elaborate Sunday brunch with multiple components; past meals have included everything from brioche doughnut breakfast sandwiches to deviled eggs with buttermilk dressing. The meal is available for curbside pickup starting at 10 a.m. Sunday. Those interested should place an order in 48 hours in advance, or hope to nab one of the extras the restaurant offers up on Instagram.
For those willing to plan ahead, the Tasty siblings are offering brunch kits for pickup. The Alder brunch kits come with take-and-bake biscuits, a choice of venison sausage gravy or mushroom gravy, honey butter, and Tasty’s famous bloody mary mix. Over on Division, Daughters offers a choice of cinnamon rolls or french toast, plus the same bloody mary mix. Kits come with four servings. Order Tasty n Alder online or call (503) 621-9251; order Tasty n Daughters online or call (503) 621-1400.
Those craving dim sum brunch can find staples like dumplings and chicken feet for takeout or in-house delivery, with a minimum of $50. Call (503) 771-8866 to place an order.
Another dim sum option, Pure Spice is offering things like shumai, har gow, and sticky rice in lotus leaves for takeout or delivery through Postmates and UberEats. Call (503) 772-1808 to place an order.
Ocean City’s dim sum is kind of a secret menu situation: The restaurant’s classic items may not show up on delivery services like Postmates, but customers can call (503) 771-2299 for specific dim sum orders and the restaurant will deliver within a five-mile radius. Takeout is also an option; otherwise, you’ll just have to make do with what’s available on Postmates.