Sunday, October 23, 2016

You'd think all I did in Portland was eat

And you wouldn't be far wrong.  The town is infested with quirky eateries.

This is one, the Waffle Window.  There are several of them, but we went to the one on Hawthorne.

First sign that you are in quirky land is that you have to order at a window on the street.  Then, you go to the corner and enter the dining room and find a seat.  Your chow comes up on a counter, and you send one of the kids to retrieve it. The hook here is big, thick waffles with pretty much whatever can possibly taste good on top.

The sure enough waffle window.

Here's our grub.  It was breakfast, so we got savory waffles.  Works a lot better than you might think - the waffles were great.  Mine was the one on the far right - bacon and egg, with spices.  I wasn't totally sure what to do with the big gob of orange jam.

They got specials as well.  It's a place worth a stop if you hanker after something off beat but tasty and filling.  Pro tip:  there is a great old record shop a few doors down the street which is definitely worth an after waffle visit.


  1. Ok, the question. Did you do anything in Portland besides eat?

    The waffles look delicious, but then again, who doesn't love a fresh, hot, waffle. I'm a traditionalist, likening them with melted butter and maple syrup on them.

  2. I am not a waffle fan but this could persuade me.

  3. Just around the corner from that very waffle window is the Bread and Ink restaurant. Well worth a stop. They use waffles from the waffle window as a component in their chicken and waffle lunch item. Splendid, I must say.