Wondering Wanderer

Week Notes Vol 83

December 06, 2020

Remember brunch? Until Byways on NW Glisan closed last year I was there every other Sunday since 2008 having breakfast with my besties. We were the kind of regulars who knew everyone, would bullshit with the owner’s dad who was normally delivering grocieries in the morning, catch up with our favorite waitress and always enjoy the bottomless not so great coffee. Post Byways the go to place was The Daily Cafe also in the Pearl. I’d venture out to Jam on Hawthorne to catch up with my east side friends.


Byways closed last fall, The Daily closed this spring due to covid. Last I heard Jam is still in business but so many of Portland’s restaurants had to close in 2020. One of the first things I am going to do when all of this is over is have brunch with my friends and family again.


Katrin Valdre

Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter