When it comes to weekend brunch, Portland is king, as brunch-goers wait in line for a seat in some of the area’s most popular restaurants. Here in Tualatin Valley, however, you don’t have to wait outside in the elements to try some of the region’s most acclaimed brunch menus.
Tualatin Valley’s Best Bets for Brunch
Broder Söder cafe is the sister restaurant to the esteemed Swedish Broder. This location is appropriately housed in the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation’s Nordia House. Favorite Swedish brunch items include Swedish hash, gravlax and lingonberry jam. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and wait times may vary depending on the day of the week.
With two locations in Beaverton and Hillsboro, the French bistro-inspired La Provence has become a go-to spot for locals who are looking for diverse brunch options. Menu items range from savory–try the Baked Eggs a la Francaise (poached eggs baked with hash browns, mushrooms, ham and cheese)–to sweet specialties, such as warm berry crepes and caramelized banana French toast.
Locals in-the-know flock to Tom’s Pancake House for the variety of pancakes (banana pancakes, anyone?), fruit crepes and golden waffles (the pecan waffles are to die for). Established in 1966, Tom’s Pancake House is a Beaverton institution.
Finally, South Store Cafe offers a weekend brunch of savory home-cooked goodness, prepared with locally sourced ingredients. From Italian torta, Southwestern stata, and quiche to breakfast sandwiches and pastries, the South Store Cafe is the perfect stop before venturing out on a wine or farm tour of Tualatin Valley.