PDX Breakfast Blog

Monday, May 14, 2007



123 Fake Street


There's no place like home for breakfast, mmkay? Seriously. No waiting in lines, you get to wear your pajamas, and you don't have to brush your hair or your teeth. It's the best.

Do you know what's also the best? My roommate's blueberry pancakes. No joke. She still claims that Utopia's blueberry pancakes are better, but I would say that she's being modest and they are tied for first. They are so delicious. What better way to wake up in the morning, y'know?

Wait Time Inside: 0 minutes
Wait Time For Food: 5-10 minutes
Service: the best in town
Food: Delicious
Options: Not a lot of options, but it doesn't matter. Blueberry pancakes are all I need.
Price: Free
Atmosphere: warm, cozy, friendly


830 N. Shaver

Date: 4/28/07
Arrival: 10:00am

After many months of hearing many people profess their love of Equinox for breakfast, we finally decided to give it a try. I had been there before for dinner and thought it was delicious, yet spendy. We were pleased to walk inside and immediately sit down at a table. The place was deserted, save for a few groups. This quickly changed later on.

The menu had many delicious scrambles, omelettes, and egg sandwiches to choose from. If you are craving pancakes or waffles, this is not your place, however there are plenty of other options. Check out their menu online here:

I had a difficult time making up my mind, but I decided that the O'Failing omelette was calling my name (
three egg omelette with roasted peppers, spinach, roasted garlic, topped with chipotle cheese sauce with potatoes and toast). There was nothing O'Failing about it (god, I'll stop the corny jokes, sorry). It was amazing. The potatoes were a little dry, but I just dipped them in the chipotle cheese sauce and was happy again. Their toast is great, by the way.

Kara decided that fish sounded delish so she ordered the Irving scramble (salmon, basil, roasted shallots and brie, topped with lemon fraiche créme with potatoes and toast). She was very happy with her meal. We both commented on the fact that this was the perfect amount of food. Normally, I feel like I eat way too much at most restaurants. At Equinox, I was left wanting more food, but that was probably a good thing. Portland breakfast portions are a bit too ginormous at times.

Who is that? Oh yes, it's Jay making a comeback to the breafkast blog. He ordered the Michele's Revenge (fried egg sandwich on grilled sourdough with avocado, roma tomatoes and provolone with harissa aioli, served over potatoes). I must say, I was quite jealous when his meal came out. I'm glad I ordered what I did, but I will definitely have to try an egg sandwich next time. In case you can't tell, he enjoyed it. He also had the same opinion as me on the dry potatoes. He would've preferred some greasy hashbrowns.

Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience at Equinox. It's very rare that you do not have to wait in line for an amazing breakfastat 10am in the city of Portland. That definitely earned some bonus points from us.

Wait Time Inside: 0 minutes
Wait Time For Food:
15-20 minutes
Friendly and helpful
Delicious! Potatoes were a little dry.
lots of scrambles, omelettes and egg sandwiches. No pancakes.
Price: $7.50 - 11
Cute inside, natural lighting, friendly service