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Biscuit Sandwich at Interurban
Michelle Lopez

15 Portland Biscuits That Would Make Any Southerner Proud

From the gravy-smothered to the jam-swept, these biscuits are impossible to ignore

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Biscuit Sandwich at Interurban
| Michelle Lopez

Biscuits have always been a staple in the South, but despite our rainy corner in the Pacific Northwest, Portland restaurants offer an impressive selection of sweet and savory biscuit sides, sandwiches, gravy plates, and more. It’s no surprise — Portlanders do love breakfast and brunch, and fresh and flaky biscuits slathered with lots of butter are the cornerstone of any good breakfast menu. This map specifically focuses on breakfast/brunch service biscuits, but props go to all those incredible dinner biscuits out there — looking at you, Maya Lovelace.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. milk glass mrkt

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2150 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 395-4742
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If you’re a savory breakfast person, Milk Glass Mrkt’s biscuit is for you: the light and airy counter-service cafe uses a generous amount of cheddar in its biscuits, giving them a rich savory flavor while maintaining the height and flakiness of traditional buttermilk biscuits. Choose between a biscuit sandwich with perfectly cooked scrambled egg and your choice of protein and/or vegetables or the crowd-pleasing deconstructed version, known as “The Kiddo.”

2. Irving St. Kitchen

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701 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 343-9440
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Although Irving Street Kitchen’s menu has always been a hit-and-miss hodgepodge of New American and Southern-ish cuisine, certain menu items are not to be missed: butterscotch pudding, fried chicken, and its perfectly crisp and buttery biscuits. Come during brunch for a plate of biscuits drizzled with house-made spicy honey or under poached eggs in its smoked salmon Benedict; be sure to hit the huge, open patio to people-watch.

3. TILT

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1355 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 894-9528
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Tilt’s super stark and industrial modern vibe in The Pearl has always been an odd fit with its menu, which offers all the greasy comfort food your body craves after a particularly rough night out. Although more known for its burgers, Tilt offers a crisp, flaky biscuit that shouldn’t be missed. Grab a biscuit sandwich loaded with fried chicken, prime rib, or brisket, all layered between gooey cheese and a sunny-side-up egg.

4. Tasty n Alder

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580 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 621-9251
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Tasty n Alder and Tasty n Sons might offer Portland’s most famous brunch, with a varied menu that ranges from breakfast boards to Burmese red pork stew. Hidden throughout its menu is a wonderfully layered and flaky biscuit, available sweet with jam and seasonal strawberries, as part of a breakfast board, or with the Hangtown Fry. The crowd favorite preparation, however, is the Fried Egg & Cheddar Biscuit, which comes with your choice of fried chicken, bacon, or sausage.

5. Imperial

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410 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-7222
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Although Imperial, located within Hotel Lucia, looks and feels very much like a hotel restaurant, its fare has always been better than the standard hotel menu due to the guidance of owner Vitaly Paley. Imperial offers a rustic, homey biscuit during weekend brunch service, available as a side with a hearty serving of honey butter, on its own biscuits-and-gravy plate, or with incredibly crisp and succulent fried chicken.

6. Radar Restaurant

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1162, 3951 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 841-6948
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Big-city-sophisticated Radar’s biscuits and gravy is proof that the restaurant is one of the most underrated weekend brunches in the city. Although its buttery pastries are on the smaller side, each one is so well layered that flakes actually shatter off when pierced with a fork. Radar serves the biscuits under a heaping portion of an umami-rich mushroom gravy so unbelievable you’ll be eating it by the spoonful.

7. Interurban

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4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 284-6669
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Interurban is the perfect neighborhood restaurant in many ways, with its buzzing nighttime bar and cozy patio, all complete with solid fare. Its brunch biscuits are particularly noteworthy: Choose between biscuits smothered in a zesty sausage gravy, an Instagrammable ham and egg biscuit sandwich, or the crowd-pleasing favorite, a sweet biscuit shortcake served with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.

8. Sweedeedee

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5202 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 946-8087
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Sweedeedee has been a hip destination for a while, serving a classic brunch with a healthyish bent in a minimalist, Scandinavian-style setting. Its biscuit is one of the larger ones on this list, with two generous buttery halves sandwiching an egg, salad, preserves, and your favorite breakfast meat. An added dose of bee pollen gives the biscuits extra color and a subtle sweetness that complements the spicy kick from the preserves.

9. Bushel and Peck Bakeshop

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3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 206-8953
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With its easy-to-miss location on busy MLK, it’s easy to overlook Bushel and Peck as just another convenience coffee shop. But its cozy neighborhood vibe and buttermilk biscuits are definitely worth staying for — the biscuits are the classic definition of A Good Biscuit, with a vibrant golden color and craggy sides showing off its many layers. Biscuits are available two ways: with butter and jam on the side, or as a breakfast sandwich with rotating flavors and fillings.

10. Pine State Biscuits Division

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1100 SE Division St #100
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 477-6605
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Pine State Biscuits is probably the restaurant that single-handedly started the biscuits revolution in Portland. At locations on Division, Alberta, Broadway, or a stall at the farmers market, choose between various fried chicken biscuit sandwiches and other breakfast menu items for a hearty, carby breakfast.

11. Seastar Bakery

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1603 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 247-7499
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Seastar Bakery is a rustic, homey bakery with a similarly aligned biscuit: using three kinds of whole grain, The Patsy’s Biscuit have a more distinct flavor and some brownie points on the health side of things. The bakery takes advantage of those health points by adding a decadent amount of butter, seasonal fruit preserves, and fresh whipped cream, a nod to the owner’s mom and biscuit namesake’s sweet tooth.

12. HunnyMilk

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3145, 40 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 320-7805
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Inside neighborhood Italian restaurant La Buca, brunch pop-up HunnyMilk serves fun, slightly elevated weekend brunches in a playful setting, complete with vintage toys and coloring books. Because the menu is so fun and innovative, it can be hard to opt for the biscuit and gravy. But you won’t regret it if you do: HunnyMilk’s soft, fluffy biscuits are surrounded by a craggy, crispy crust, perfect to sop up chorizo gravy, a sunny side egg, and spinach seared in bacon fat.

13. Lauretta Jean's

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3402 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 235-3119
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Despite the spotty service, Lauretta Jean’s offers a cozy, homey setting similar to your grandma’s living room, as well as some of the best breakfast biscuits in town. Originally a pie bakery, the restaurant has upped its brunch game significantly, crafting biscuits are on the crisp side and are adorned with house-made jams and sausages. Don’t miss the LJ Classic and the Sausage Cheddar Biscuit.

14. The Woodsman Tavern

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4537 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206
(971) 373-8264
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The Woodsman Tavern is the perfect neighborhood pub, with a cozy interior complete with dark private booths and a long, open bar in the center of the restaurant. Its comfort food menu focuses on a mix of seafood and tavern classics with a Southern bent, and its brunch biscuits are some of the best in the city: Huge, with a crispy, buttery crust and pillowy insides. Be sure to order the breakfast sandwich, which slices a biscuit in half to stuff it with cheese, sausage, and jalapeno jam.

15. The Egg Carton

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2935, 5205 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 758-5549
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The Egg Carton stands out in the popular Carts on Foster food cart pod due to its bright turquoise exterior and stellar biscuits. You can substitute biscuits for bread in any one of their excellent breakfast sandwiches, or, opt for its popular biscuits and gravy plate (which is only available during the weekend — just be sure to get there early before it sells out).

1. milk glass mrkt

2150 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

If you’re a savory breakfast person, Milk Glass Mrkt’s biscuit is for you: the light and airy counter-service cafe uses a generous amount of cheddar in its biscuits, giving them a rich savory flavor while maintaining the height and flakiness of traditional buttermilk biscuits. Choose between a biscuit sandwich with perfectly cooked scrambled egg and your choice of protein and/or vegetables or the crowd-pleasing deconstructed version, known as “The Kiddo.”

2150 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

2. Irving St. Kitchen

701 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Although Irving Street Kitchen’s menu has always been a hit-and-miss hodgepodge of New American and Southern-ish cuisine, certain menu items are not to be missed: butterscotch pudding, fried chicken, and its perfectly crisp and buttery biscuits. Come during brunch for a plate of biscuits drizzled with house-made spicy honey or under poached eggs in its smoked salmon Benedict; be sure to hit the huge, open patio to people-watch.

701 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

3. TILT

1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Tilt’s super stark and industrial modern vibe in The Pearl has always been an odd fit with its menu, which offers all the greasy comfort food your body craves after a particularly rough night out. Although more known for its burgers, Tilt offers a crisp, flaky biscuit that shouldn’t be missed. Grab a biscuit sandwich loaded with fried chicken, prime rib, or brisket, all layered between gooey cheese and a sunny-side-up egg.

1355 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

4. Tasty n Alder

580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Tasty n Alder and Tasty n Sons might offer Portland’s most famous brunch, with a varied menu that ranges from breakfast boards to Burmese red pork stew. Hidden throughout its menu is a wonderfully layered and flaky biscuit, available sweet with jam and seasonal strawberries, as part of a breakfast board, or with the Hangtown Fry. The crowd favorite preparation, however, is the Fried Egg & Cheddar Biscuit, which comes with your choice of fried chicken, bacon, or sausage.

580 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

5. Imperial

410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Although Imperial, located within Hotel Lucia, looks and feels very much like a hotel restaurant, its fare has always been better than the standard hotel menu due to the guidance of owner Vitaly Paley. Imperial offers a rustic, homey biscuit during weekend brunch service, available as a side with a hearty serving of honey butter, on its own biscuits-and-gravy plate, or with incredibly crisp and succulent fried chicken.

410 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

6. Radar Restaurant

1162, 3951 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Big-city-sophisticated Radar’s biscuits and gravy is proof that the restaurant is one of the most underrated weekend brunches in the city. Although its buttery pastries are on the smaller side, each one is so well layered that flakes actually shatter off when pierced with a fork. Radar serves the biscuits under a heaping portion of an umami-rich mushroom gravy so unbelievable you’ll be eating it by the spoonful.

1162, 3951 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

7. Interurban

4057 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Interurban is the perfect neighborhood restaurant in many ways, with its buzzing nighttime bar and cozy patio, all complete with solid fare. Its brunch biscuits are particularly noteworthy: Choose between biscuits smothered in a zesty sausage gravy, an Instagrammable ham and egg biscuit sandwich, or the crowd-pleasing favorite, a sweet biscuit shortcake served with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.

4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

8. Sweedeedee

5202 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Sweedeedee has been a hip destination for a while, serving a classic brunch with a healthyish bent in a minimalist, Scandinavian-style setting. Its biscuit is one of the larger ones on this list, with two generous buttery halves sandwiching an egg, salad, preserves, and your favorite breakfast meat. An added dose of bee pollen gives the biscuits extra color and a subtle sweetness that complements the spicy kick from the preserves.

5202 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217

9. Bushel and Peck Bakeshop

3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

With its easy-to-miss location on busy MLK, it’s easy to overlook Bushel and Peck as just another convenience coffee shop. But its cozy neighborhood vibe and buttermilk biscuits are definitely worth staying for — the biscuits are the classic definition of A Good Biscuit, with a vibrant golden color and craggy sides showing off its many layers. Biscuits are available two ways: with butter and jam on the side, or as a breakfast sandwich with rotating flavors and fillings.

3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

10. Pine State Biscuits Division

1100 SE Division St #100, Portland, OR 97202

Pine State Biscuits is probably the restaurant that single-handedly started the biscuits revolution in Portland. At locations on Division, Alberta, Broadway, or a stall at the farmers market, choose between various fried chicken biscuit sandwiches and other breakfast menu items for a hearty, carby breakfast.

1100 SE Division St #100
Portland, OR 97202

11. Seastar Bakery

1603 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Seastar Bakery is a rustic, homey bakery with a similarly aligned biscuit: using three kinds of whole grain, The Patsy’s Biscuit have a more distinct flavor and some brownie points on the health side of things. The bakery takes advantage of those health points by adding a decadent amount of butter, seasonal fruit preserves, and fresh whipped cream, a nod to the owner’s mom and biscuit namesake’s sweet tooth.

1603 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211

12. HunnyMilk

3145, 40 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Inside neighborhood Italian restaurant La Buca, brunch pop-up HunnyMilk serves fun, slightly elevated weekend brunches in a playful setting, complete with vintage toys and coloring books. Because the menu is so fun and innovative, it can be hard to opt for the biscuit and gravy. But you won’t regret it if you do: HunnyMilk’s soft, fluffy biscuits are surrounded by a craggy, crispy crust, perfect to sop up chorizo gravy, a sunny side egg, and spinach seared in bacon fat.

3145, 40 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

13. Lauretta Jean's

3402 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Despite the spotty service, Lauretta Jean’s offers a cozy, homey setting similar to your grandma’s living room, as well as some of the best breakfast biscuits in town. Originally a pie bakery, the restaurant has upped its brunch game significantly, crafting biscuits are on the crisp side and are adorned with house-made jams and sausages. Don’t miss the LJ Classic and the Sausage Cheddar Biscuit.

3402 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

14. The Woodsman Tavern

4537 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

The Woodsman Tavern is the perfect neighborhood pub, with a cozy interior complete with dark private booths and a long, open bar in the center of the restaurant. Its comfort food menu focuses on a mix of seafood and tavern classics with a Southern bent, and its brunch biscuits are some of the best in the city: Huge, with a crispy, buttery crust and pillowy insides. Be sure to order the breakfast sandwich, which slices a biscuit in half to stuff it with cheese, sausage, and jalapeno jam.

4537 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206

15. The Egg Carton

2935, 5205 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

The Egg Carton stands out in the popular Carts on Foster food cart pod due to its bright turquoise exterior and stellar biscuits. You can substitute biscuits for bread in any one of their excellent breakfast sandwiches, or, opt for its popular biscuits and gravy plate (which is only available during the weekend — just be sure to get there early before it sells out).

2935, 5205 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206

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