Don't miss the housemade chocolate potato doughnuts with crème anglaise that are hearty and dense instead of airy and too sweet. Or dig into the North African sausage with over easy egg, couscous & cauliflower that's perfectly spicy.
The fried green tomato BLT with house-cured bacon and remoulade is also ideal for a few forks. If you're looking for something more traditional, the fried egg & cheddar biscuit with fried sausage will do the trick.
Seasonal specials are musts - we feasted on biscuits served with venison gravy and yep, more biscuits served with seasonal Oregon berries. And for once we left a big group brunch full and satisfied.
Waits for Tasty n Sons' brunch can be long, but the waitstaff is super-friendly (it's Portland, people) and honest about how long you have left to go. Help yourself to some (free!) locally-grown coffee up front and then wander the shops nearby. Tasty n Sons also seats family-style and encourages lots of sharing, bringing out plates as they're ready, ensuring you don't have to endure too long without a bite. The decor is industrial-cozy with long, wooden tables, exposed pipes and a big cement staircase perfect for hanging out on.
Tasty n Sons is open daily for brunch and dinner from 9am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday until 11pm and for happy hour from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. (You can get some of the brunch items off the "breakfast for dinner" menu too!) If our friend's Bloody Mary was any indication, we bet they do happy hour just right also.
[Photo: A Fruit Fly]