Best Breakfast Hotspots in Portland

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that nothing beats breakfast and brunch. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy some eggs and pancakes, sip on mimosas, or have brunch with friends, we have you covered. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of great restaurants in Portland. Here are the top five breakfast hotspots in your neighborhood.


Bijou Cafe

132 SW 3rd Ave

Portland, OR 97204


Gateway Breakfast House

11411 NE Halsey St.

Portland, OR 97220


The Waffle Window

3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97214


Zell’s Cafe

1300 SE Morrison St.

Portland, OR 97214


Café Broder

2508 SE Clinton St.

Portland, OR 97202


Feel Right at Home in Portland at The Union

Union Courtyard

Here at The Union, we are dedicated to enhancing your apartment living experience and so much more. Located in the thriving Lloyd District of Northeast Portland, The Union’s amazing features and amenities will have you feeling right at home.


Did you know that we offer an indoor dog-washing station for our residents? Now, your beloved furry friends can bathe in style in our conveniently located doggie spa!  Our enclosed bath tub helps make bath time that much easier.


If you’re looking to entertain, the Shared Club Room is equipped with a full kitchen and enough space for all of your friends and family. Relax on the covered outdoor deck or cozy up next to the fire pit with your loved ones.


And for those of you looking for a place to stay healthy and fit, look no further! The Union offers a fully-equipped Fitness Room featuring state-of-the-art Precor cardio machines.

Have you heard about our recent special? Now, you can enjoy 1-month free rent when you lease on your initial visit! With street-level retail stores and nearby shops and entertainment, The Union is the best place in Portland to call home.

The Best Places in Portland to Watch March Madness


Now that March Madness has officially begun, it’s time to grab your friends and enjoy this spectacular men’s basketball tournament. Thirsty Lion Pub in Portland is the perfect place to cheer for your favorite team and get your March Madness on.


Head out to the Thirsty Lion from March 15th – April 4th to catch all of the action. Thirsty Lion Pub will be showing all the games including the Final Four and the Championship. It’s the perfect atmosphere for viewing any of your favorite teams. With top of the line audio and video systems, you and your friends are guaranteed to have the best March Madness experience.


With 32 varieties of beers on tap, drink specials, and a delicious menu, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Thirsty Lion Pub is located at 71 SW 2nd Ave in downtown Portland.



Unique Things to Do This Valentine’s Day in Portland

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air! If you live in Portland, then you know that there will be plenty of restaurants to choose from for your date night needs. However, for those of you looking for something new to do this year, we have you covered. Here are some unique ways to make this Valentine’s Day anything but dull.


Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Head over to The East Burn this Saturday, February 13 at 9:00 pm for the 4th Annual Stupid Cupid Dance Party. The DJ will be playing all of your favorite 80s hits as well. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you don’t need a significant other to make this holiday enjoyable. You just need something fun to do with the important people in your life and this is it.


Walking Tour Of Portland’s Past
Do something different this year and experience Shanghaiers, Saloons & Skullduggery: A Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past! Join historian Doug Kenck-Crispin February 14 at 2 pm as he shows you some famous saloons, bars and bordellos, card rooms, and gambling dens. Meet at Floyd’s Cafe and enjoy seeing some of the most historic places in Portland. Cost: $15. Must be 21 or older.


Upcoming Weekend Events Near Your Portland Apartment

If you’re tired of the same old routine or wanting to get outside of your comfort zone this weekend, we have some events we think you’re going to love. What better way to ring in the new year by experiencing the best of Portland arts and culture?


Dueling Pianos Show

January 29, 2016

9:00 pm

Head out to Barrel Room located at 105 NW 3rd Avenue for a night you won’t soon forget. This 21 and up show will feature some of the best players in the business. The Barrel Room boasts having one of the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland with show highlights such as sing-a-longs, comedy, and Vegas-style themes.


2016 Fertile Ground Festival

January 21 – 31, 2016

The Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival is back for its eighth year of showcasing playwrights, actors, dancers, and various creative projects for all to enjoy. For a full list of venues, showtimes, and tickets, go here.


What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood

MLK Day of Service in Portland

For some, Martin Luther King, Jr. day is a day off, a chance to sleep in, or an opportunity to catch up on your latest show. Why not change it up this year and do something that will truly honor the civil rights leader? MLK is a Day of Service and through the Human Rights Campaign, you can help out the Q Center and New Avenues for Youth to contribute to service projects that benefit homeless and at-risk youth in the community. There are several ways you can help:


By January 17, you can donate much-needed items like toiletries, sleeping bags, backpacks, flashlights, and clothing. For a full list of items, including drop-off locations and hours, click here.


On January 18, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, you can volunteer to help assemble donated items into care packages. This event will be held at New Avenues for Youth located at 1220 SW Columbia Street.


Sushi Hotspots Near Your Apartment

We get it. You like your sushi. Living in Portland, there’s no shortage of sushi restaurants either. So, when you’re ready to get your sushi on, check out one of these amazing places Portland has to offer.


Bamboo Sushi

Bamboo Sushi prides itself on serving some of the freshest sushi around in a sleek atmosphere. Did we mention they have a wide variety of saki?


Masu Sushi

This locally-owned and family-operated sushi hotspot is located on the second floor of one of Portland’s contemporary downtown buildings.


Yoko’s Japanese Restaurant

If you’re looking for an award-winning sushi restaurant in a warm and friendly atmosphere, then Yoko’s is for you! Serving up creative rolls and an extensive variety of sake, this is one place you have to try!