Lately, there seems to be a buzz about the Porthole (Commercial Street, Portland) as a great place to have breakfast. It was even mentioned in Gourmet magazine! I beg to differ. I was there today for the second time, and think it is mediocre at best. The French toast is just o.k, same for the home fries, the oatmeal is quick or instant, and almost everything else on the menu has meat in it, thus leaving us vegetarians with few options. And they actually ran out of oatmeal today! I didn't think that was possible. So after having a breakfast meeting there, and ending up mostly drinking tea (generic blend), I went to Sophia's Italian Bakery, and got a hearty scone, which was far better than anything the Porthole had to offer.