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Last Friday, Eater asked readers to name their go-to egg dishes around town, whether the egg was part of a breakfast favorite or a more savory dinner dish. A few trends emerged: when it comes to the morning meal, the breakfast sandwich is king (often preferred over omeletes, Benedicts, and hash), and Scotch eggs were (surprisingly) the preferred eggy drinking snack, mentioned more often than eggs of the deviled or pickled variety.

So to help fuel your Easter weekend egg hunt, here are a dozen egg dishes deemed tops by readers. The full list of nominees lives after the map, and if your favorite still isn't included, do give it a shout in the comments.


Need more eggy options? Readers also nominated:
Egg and cheese sandwich at Bunk · garden sausage egg sandwich at Junior's Cafe · bacon egg bolo at Grand Central Bakery · New Yorker breakfast sandwich at Portland Penny Diner · duck-egg-and-bottarga toast at Ava Gene's · tea eggs at EC Kitchen · the Scotch egg at Helser's · Lovejoy Deluxe breakfast sandwich at Lovejoy Bakers · fried-egg burger at Hop and Vine · "anything with egg" at Sweedeedee · eggs Benedict at the Egg Carton · the Scotch egg at Thirsty Lion · Lucky Scramble at Cup & Saucer · "any" egg dish at Besaw's · dashi-poached egg at Smallwares

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Kingdom of Roosevelt

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2035 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 477-9286
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Chef Eric Behard's newish Kingdom of Roosevelt dedicates an entire section of the menu to "Eggs in Various Forms," and readers are split on the hands-down favorite. Votes came in for soft-cooked eggs with smoked steelhead roe, a pigeon liver custard with pickled huckleberries, and duck broth with poached duck egg, wild rice, and snails. Writes one commenter, "How can you go wrong with a dinner restaurant the has a whole section devoted to the incredible edible egg."

2. Olympic Provisions

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107 S.E. Washington St.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 954-3663
Olympic Provisions' weekend brunch still flies under-the-radar (as in: no lines), but the secret's out regarding the spot's eggs Benedict, which garnered several reader votes. Also an OP favorite: pickled eggs, which one reader says is "Hands Down" the city's best.

3. broder

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2508 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 736-3333
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Always hopping brunch spot Broder can unsurprisingly turn out a good egg, and readers are partial to its baked eggs (whether served in a skillet, atop Swedish hash, or as part of Broder's breakfast sandwich). Writes one commenter, "Baked eggs and little cubes of goodness — can't beat that."

4. Rose and Thistle Pub

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2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 287-8582
Who makes the best Scotch egg in Portland? The debate's underway in the comments, with one reader advocating for NE's Rose & Thistle Pub (there's "nothing better or worse for your health.") Additional Scotch egg votes came in for Helser's and the Thirsty Lion.

5. Lincoln Restaurant

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3808 N Williams
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-6200
At her N. Williams spot Lincoln, chef Jenn Louis' signature dish is the rich-and-deceptively simple oeufs en cocotte — a.k.a. baked eggs in cream, served with castelvetrano olives and herbed breadcrumbs. And the spot received another vote for its bruschetta with greens, cream and, fried egg on top, served on the happy hour menu.

6. Wolf & Bear's

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125 Se 28th Ave
Portland, Or 97214
A hard-boiled egg is an integral part of a traditional Israeli sabich sandwich, and one reader prefers the version at the Wolf & Bear's food cart. "I think perhaps a hard boiled egg has never been more exciting at a restaurant than in the Sabich wrap at Wolf & Bear's. I don't think I would ever think to order a hard boiled egg anywhere else..."

7. Bijou Cafe

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132 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-3187
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Downtown's dependably solid brunch spot Bijou Cafe entertains near-constant lines out the door, and according to one reader, that's thanks to its lineup of French-style omelets. "Any omelet at Bijou Cafe. Eggs cooked with respect. Much unlike MOST busy breakfast joints in town that just serve you slop on a plate."

8. Tasty 'N Sons

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3808 N Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 621-1400
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John Gorham's brunch spot Tasty N Sons practically invented the "put an egg on it" ethos, with over-easy eggs topping everything from Moroccan chicken hash to North African sausage. But the reader consensus is for an egg of the baked variety, in the spot's shakshuka red pepper and tomato stew. Writes one commenter of the dish: "all other competition please stand up."

9. The Big Egg

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4233 N. Mississippi
Portland, OR 97217
Perhaps unsurprisingly for a spot with "Egg" in its name, Mississippi Marketplace food cart the Big Egg collected several votes for its lineup of savory breakfast sandwiches. Says one reader: "The Big Egg, though not technically a restaurant takes the win. Their breakfast wrap is pure perfection."

10. Fried Egg I'm In Love Food Cart

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32nd and Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214
This SE food cart is perhaps best known for its musically inclined puns, but its "blue-collar" breakfast sandwiches — sprinkled with what owner Jace Krause calls "magic egg dust" — have their share of followers. One reader specifically the "Tacoing Heads," a breakfast taco he orders up with sausage.

11. Aviary

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1733 NE Alberta
Portland, OR 97211
One reader prefers a haute take on the egg, heaping praise on Aviary's butternut squash charlotte, featuring egg yolk along with fennel, black garlic, and parmesan cream. "The main ingredient is the butternut squash but the egg yolk adds synergy and... a great deal of decadence to this dish."

12. Little Red Bike Cafe

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4823 N Lombard St
Portland, OR
(503) 289-0120
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And now, an in memoriam: Several readers got nostalgic for the fried egg breakfast sandwich at the dearly departed Little Red Bike Cafe, which shuttered in June 2010. Says one reader: "A once North Portland landmark has moved on but their egg legacy will live forever." Another agrees: "Little Red Bike wins it for sure! I still crave that place!"

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1. The Kingdom of Roosevelt

2035 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Chef Eric Behard's newish Kingdom of Roosevelt dedicates an entire section of the menu to "Eggs in Various Forms," and readers are split on the hands-down favorite. Votes came in for soft-cooked eggs with smoked steelhead roe, a pigeon liver custard with pickled huckleberries, and duck broth with poached duck egg, wild rice, and snails. Writes one commenter, "How can you go wrong with a dinner restaurant the has a whole section devoted to the incredible edible egg."
2035 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

2. Olympic Provisions

107 S.E. Washington St., Portland, OR 97214
Olympic Provisions' weekend brunch still flies under-the-radar (as in: no lines), but the secret's out regarding the spot's eggs Benedict, which garnered several reader votes. Also an OP favorite: pickled eggs, which one reader says is "Hands Down" the city's best.
107 S.E. Washington St.
Portland, OR 97214

3. broder

2508 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202
Always hopping brunch spot Broder can unsurprisingly turn out a good egg, and readers are partial to its baked eggs (whether served in a skillet, atop Swedish hash, or as part of Broder's breakfast sandwich). Writes one commenter, "Baked eggs and little cubes of goodness — can't beat that."
2508 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR 97202

4. Rose and Thistle Pub

2314 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
Who makes the best Scotch egg in Portland? The debate's underway in the comments, with one reader advocating for NE's Rose & Thistle Pub (there's "nothing better or worse for your health.") Additional Scotch egg votes came in for Helser's and the Thirsty Lion.
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

5. Lincoln Restaurant

3808 N Williams, Portland, OR 97227
At her N. Williams spot Lincoln, chef Jenn Louis' signature dish is the rich-and-deceptively simple oeufs en cocotte — a.k.a. baked eggs in cream, served with castelvetrano olives and herbed breadcrumbs. And the spot received another vote for its bruschetta with greens, cream and, fried egg on top, served on the happy hour menu.
3808 N Williams
Portland, OR 97227

6. Wolf & Bear's

125 Se 28th Ave, Portland, Or 97214
A hard-boiled egg is an integral part of a traditional Israeli sabich sandwich, and one reader prefers the version at the Wolf & Bear's food cart. "I think perhaps a hard boiled egg has never been more exciting at a restaurant than in the Sabich wrap at Wolf & Bear's. I don't think I would ever think to order a hard boiled egg anywhere else..."
125 Se 28th Ave
Portland, Or 97214

7. Bijou Cafe

132 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Downtown's dependably solid brunch spot Bijou Cafe entertains near-constant lines out the door, and according to one reader, that's thanks to its lineup of French-style omelets. "Any omelet at Bijou Cafe. Eggs cooked with respect. Much unlike MOST busy breakfast joints in town that just serve you slop on a plate."
132 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

8. Tasty 'N Sons

3808 N Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97213
John Gorham's brunch spot Tasty N Sons practically invented the "put an egg on it" ethos, with over-easy eggs topping everything from Moroccan chicken hash to North African sausage. But the reader consensus is for an egg of the baked variety, in the spot's shakshuka red pepper and tomato stew. Writes one commenter of the dish: "all other competition please stand up."
3808 N Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

9. The Big Egg

4233 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR 97217
Perhaps unsurprisingly for a spot with "Egg" in its name, Mississippi Marketplace food cart the Big Egg collected several votes for its lineup of savory breakfast sandwiches. Says one reader: "The Big Egg, though not technically a restaurant takes the win. Their breakfast wrap is pure perfection."
4233 N. Mississippi
Portland, OR 97217

10. Fried Egg I'm In Love Food Cart

32nd and Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
This SE food cart is perhaps best known for its musically inclined puns, but its "blue-collar" breakfast sandwiches — sprinkled with what owner Jace Krause calls "magic egg dust" — have their share of followers. One reader specifically the "Tacoing Heads," a breakfast taco he orders up with sausage.
32nd and Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214

11. Aviary

1733 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
One reader prefers a haute take on the egg, heaping praise on Aviary's butternut squash charlotte, featuring egg yolk along with fennel, black garlic, and parmesan cream. "The main ingredient is the butternut squash but the egg yolk adds synergy and... a great deal of decadence to this dish."
1733 NE Alberta
Portland, OR 97211

12. Little Red Bike Cafe

4823 N Lombard St, Portland, OR
And now, an in memoriam: Several readers got nostalgic for the fried egg breakfast sandwich at the dearly departed Little Red Bike Cafe, which shuttered in June 2010. Says one reader: "A once North Portland landmark has moved on but their egg legacy will live forever." Another agrees: "Little Red Bike wins it for sure! I still crave that place!"
4823 N Lombard St
Portland, OR

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