Saturday, October 29, 2011

Zeus Cafe

I have always been intrigued by this triangular building in downtown Portland. I always thought it would be so great if someone came in and spruced it up. McMenamins came to the rescue, once again. Thankfully they added breakfast to their menu this time. There was no wait the morning we went, which I believe was on a Saturday. I have only been once so far and they were fairly new so it may be busier these days.
I loved the presentation of their food and it tasted equally as good. They try to use local ingredients whenever possible and they practically have a little salad garden growing in the open kitchen. They bake their own bread and their pastries are from the Crystal bakery. They serve their own McMenamins roasted coffee.

If you enjoy people watching, you will really enjoy it here. There is always something interesting happening outside on the streets of Portland and they have plenty of big open windows to give you the perfect view.

303 S.W. 12th Ave.
Enter on Stark St.
Portland, OR 97205
Zeus Café: (503) 384-2500
McMenamins - Zeus Cafe at Crystal Hotel


Portland Coffee Company said...

Hmm, looking at your photos make my mouth water:_)

Anonymous said...

Just ate here. A wOnderful suggestion, thanks!

MC said...

what's going on here? have you quit this blog? hope not. it has been my "go to" when looking for new breakfast spots!

keep it up!

Paul Gerald said...

Yeah. where did this blog go? Bring it back!

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