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Where to Lunch and Brunch in Portland Right Now

Rachel Monahan
Posted on October 13
Lettuce salad with green goddess dressing from Coquine, Portland, Oregon

Eat your veggies with green goddess dressing at Coquine. (Rachel Monahan / City Cast Portland)

Check it out: For today and tomorrow, the fine-dining restaurant Coquine has returned to serving lunch. While some of their chefs are out, they can’t offer dinner. (The Coquine market is also open during the day.)

Brunch Begins, Opens Again

The relatively new Houston Blacklight bar is getting in on the brunch scene. Eater Portland reports the menu includes “five-spice apple fritters served with Jorinji miso caramel, shrimp benedict smothered in terasi hollandaise, and kimchi hash with an optional add-on of char siu burnt ends.” And Palomar is restarting brunch, beginning Sunday. Look for Cuban takes on the traditional weekend fare, including guava French toast and a frita “McMuffin.” [Eater Portland]

Half a pastrami on rye from Coquine in Portland, Oregon

Coquine’s warm pastrami sandwich is delicious. (Rachel Monahan / City Cast Portland)

Reader Recs

“Add Freeland Spirits to your great spots list! Go women distillers!” — Jessica Reid

A favorite neighborhood spot? “The Pocket Pub on NE 7th” — Bob Baskette

“The McMenamins with the most … character is the Rock Creek Tavern. Check it out.” — Troy Lambert

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