We didn’t spend as much time in Portland as I would have liked, but what little time we had was pretty great. Got to see some wonderful friends, their wonderful poodles, and had a magical thing called a German pancake.

What’s a German pancake, you ask? From Wikipedia:

A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake,[1] a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff, is a sweet popover that is normally served for breakfast.[2] It is derived from the German pfannkuchen. It is made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk, and usually seasoned with vanilla and cinnamon, although occasionally fruit or another flavoring is also added. It is baked in a cast iron or metal pan and falls soon after being removed from the oven. It is generally served with fresh squeezed lemon, butter, and powdered sugar, fruit toppings or syrup. A basic batter incorporates 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup liquid per egg.

The one I had was a BAM… that either stands for bad ass mo-fo OR bacon, apple, maple. So tasty. The delightful people from Sanborn’s made it for me.

(The pancake in question. RIP.)

Besides providing a delicious, new form of pancake into my life, the wait staff was wonderful, the son of the owner chatted with Mark and I a bit (SO NICE!), and he even gave us advice on the best route for heading to Montana. Lovely place – highly recommend it.

Here are some other yummy photos from Yelp, if you aren’t already on the road heading toward Portland RIGHTNOW.

The eggs Benedict from Ian M.


A mango German pancake from Bryan L.

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And finally, huevos rancheros with green and red sauce from Chels J.

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Now I’m hungry again.

For more on my Montana road trip, check out the posts HERE.


What’s your favorite Portland breakfast joint?

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Cat loves to eat tasty homemade things, yet isn’t terribly fond of the process of making them. She prefers recipes that take shortcuts when possible – without compromising flavor. Her dog, Cheeto, likes stealing her creations from the dining room table.

She lives in the Bay Area and cites her diverse background as her biggest influence: her visual artist mom is half-Chinese, half-Greek, and from Hawai’i; her film-loving, world-music curating dad is from Montana; and she lived in both California and Montana while growing up. She loves at least a little bit about virtually everything (Pokémon Snap included) and aims to be a Jane of all trades. By day Cat is a multiple-hat-wearing media person.

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