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Breakfast all day - Portland

GH1618 | Oct 3, 2017 01:26 PM

Travel schedules sometimes have me wanting a late breakfast in Portland, and I don't mean brunch. On my last trip passing through Portland I researched the problem and came up with Fuller's Coffee Shop "older than rock and roll." Sounds like my kind of place. I went there only to discover CLOSED MONDAYS! Don't Portlanders eat breakfast on Monday?

I got a tip for Kornblatt's Deli so I went there. They do have breakfast all day, and they have house-made hash. My kind of place. In the Northwest I lean toward seafood, so I got the salmon hash. It was terrific, even if it probably is farmed Atlantic salmon. But the eggs?

I ordered eggs over easy with hash, which means the yolks run into the hash. They weren't even in the ballpark, as if the cook just wasn't even trying. One egg yolk was actually broken, so cooked hard, but the one that wasn't broken was hard also. And the whites were burnt to a frazzle!

How can any professional cook be so clueless about eggs over easy? Isn't that pretty basic? Maybe it's a New York thing, as this is a New York Style deli. "You want over easy? You'll get 'em the way I cook 'em!" I guess the slogan on the back of their shirts should be a tipoff: "shut up and eat" (I'm not kidding -- that's what it says.)

I don't know how to rate a breakfast place that has great hash and totally flunks eggs.

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