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Daily Cafe In The Pearl - 26 Reviews - 902 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (503) 242-1916

Daily Cafe In The Pearl

902 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 242-1916
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Daily Cafe In The Pearl - Portland, OR
Daily Cafe In The Pearl - Portland, OR
Daily Cafe In The Pearl - Portland, OR
Daily Cafe In The Pearl - Portland, OR
Daily Cafe In The Pearl - Portland, OR


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I've been to the Daily Cafe twice for dinner and I've been blown away by the food and the surprising combinations of the food. The last time a friend and I went on a Friday night ...


I have tried the Daily Cafe for brunch and dinner. Brunch was excellent, dinner was terrible. The dinner entrees sounded delicious on the menu, but did not deliver. Of the three d...

Best Latte 10/25/2010

In meeting with our Real Estate agent from Realty Trust, we often found ourselves slipping into this great Cafe for a quick coffee, juice, snack - on the run - during our six month house hunting extravaganza. The atmosphere is friendly, the prices are great - costs a little more than Starbucks but who wouldn’t be willing to pay an extra quarter for quality? Plus after six months the nice ladies even knew the drink we liked, which is down-right amazing now-a-days. This Cafe is on our list to stay! Thanks for keeping us caffeinated! more

Daily Cafe 9/7/2010

The Daily Cafe at The Tram has a lot to be desired. Cleanliness or lack of is a big factor here. The kitchen staff and some of the wait staff wear clothes that look like they just got out of bed, and picked up what ever was laying on the floor and put them on.. Food being served in a place that has immunocompromised patient healthcare needs to be at the utmost clean and sanitary. Many times we've seen a worker there cough or be touching their hair and face, then go right back to handling food and not washing their hands. The cashiers handle your food, then your money. ICK! Food wise, they use to have a great chef, but now they just serve weird ingrediants in their food that does not go well, and definitely overpriced. This place needs a major overhall! more

Unclean food 8/29/2009

Daily Cafe was a regular restaurant for me and I am sad that I can't go there anymore. But after two incidents with things that shouldn't have been in my meal- the first was hair in the food. Well, I figured okay, these things happen. Then a few weeks later, there was pasta in my scrambled eggs (not part of the menu). I also saw the chef wipe his nose with the back of his hand and then continue to prepare the food.\r \r I guess my immune system is good, but I won't give them another chance. It was too unappetizing to see someone else's food in my meal. Pros: I used to LOVE the soups and sandwiches Cons: Hair and other items in food that shouldn't be more

What Has Changed? 2/5/2009

The Daily Cafe has always been one of my favorite dinning spots. It has always affordable and you seem to get a good meal for it. However I have found myself avoiding this place for Lunch. What always use to be great has now become average at the best. Dinner has changed a lot too. Where it use to be more fine dining, has now been scaled back to more comfort food. I have mixed emotions about this, but the food is still good. Overall I would recommend the Daily Cafe. Maybe miss lunch though and try dinner. Pros: Dinner and Service Cons: Lunch more

Great for Breakfast - A kid's view: 4/10/2008

The music was hip, and I enjoyed the food. I had a good time looking at the art. I thought that the sausage was too rubbery. Overall, it was a really good place. It was the best oatmeal that my dad ever had! I want to come back soon. more

Amazing dinner without the price or the ""Pearl Attitude"" 10/22/2007

I've been to the Daily Cafe twice for dinner and I've been blown away by the food and the surprising combinations of the food. The last time a friend and I went on a Friday night and were puzzled as to why more people weren't dining there. For appetizers we had the tempura prawns which were done to perfection. It was served with an asian pear and cilantro salad which was quite tasty with the homemade mustard. We also had the beet and arugala with herbed ricotta. Yummy! For the main dish we ordered the linguini with clams. OMG!!! Seriously, it was definitely in the top five pasta dishes I've ever had in my life. The noodles were perfect and the pork, garlic, chili flakes, and butter made the best sauce. Ask for more bread--you'll need it. We also ordered the pork tenderloin. It had a nice flavor and wasn't chewy at all. For dessert we had the chocolate dessert which kind of tasted like a p o t de creme in a small tart. It was very cocoa-y without being too sweet. We also shared the pear tartlet with maple ice cream. Mmmm... The ice cream had a caramel quality. \r The wait staff was knowledgeable and very inviting and didn't rush us at all. The wine choice our server helped us with was spot on.\r I've also had breakfast at the Daily Cafe and it was equally delicious. \r Again, I'm not sure why dinner isn't more popular since it's really outstanding. Pros: Price. Ingredient pairings. Inviting staff more

the best of the Daily Cafes 10/14/2007

I've eaten at the Daily Cafe at the Tram (portions are skimpy), and the one on Grand (service is slow) and this is by far the best. Great panini sandwiches, busy bustling atmosphere, friendly service. Highly recommend for an inexpensive breakfast, lunch or brunch. more

Amazing Sunday Brunch! 8/5/2007

If' you only go to Daily Cafe once in your lifetime, let it be on a Sunday. Daily Cafe serves an amazing, and filling Sunday brunch. Their brunch menu, which changes from week to week is always innovative and delicious. Brunch comes with some amazing pastries (their currant scones are to die for!), an appetizer, and a main course. Their weekday menu is good, too, but nothing can top the brunch. Pros: Amazing Sunday brunch, innovative menu more

sunday indulgence 2/26/2007

i've never been to the daily for dinner, and i think lunch only once, but as most i know will agree, the sunday brunch is the main attraction. complete with a basket of wee, yummy, adorable little pastry, two courses of always-different and ever-amazing brunch dishes. the coffee is better than most breakfast places, and refilled constantly. the servers are really efficient and even with a party of 13 once, not a single order was goofed. it can be a little loud in there, though sitting under a sea of nelson lamps and the minimal, colorful atmosphere, is divine. while the volume can make conversation tricky, it's still one of the first places i take people visiting from out of town, and always to rave reviews.\r \r we generally do sunday brunch after a 7-9 mile hike/run in forest park, so we feel we've 'earned' it and can actually finish everything! Pros: the food, of course Cons: can be noisy, long waits not unusual at peak brunch times more

Great 1/29/2007

I love the Daily Cafe. I wish I lived closer so I could go more often. Recently I had the two specials for lunch: a sandwich of roasted vegetables, hummus and lettuce, and the cauliflower soup. The portion size was perfect, and the service was lightning-quick--I had barely found a table before they were calling my name. The sandwich was a little on the plain side, but the soup was piping hot and surpringly light for what I assume was a cream base.\r I have also been for the prix fixe brunch menu, and it is Fab-u-lous. They have interesting, seasonal choices, and the breakfast sandwich I had with egg, bacon and some kind of delicious sauce was one of the best breakfast sandwiches I have ever had.\r Service is great, food is great. Daily Cafe is the best. Pros: Great brunch and lunch, good variety, several veggie options Cons: It's not close to my house! more

short change 12/6/2006

As I work next-door, I eat at the Daily Cafe often. Not anymore. Today was the second time I was short-changed. Their prices have gone up and quality has gone down. A chicken ceasar salad is $8.50 and the dressing tastes like straight-up mayo. more

Stop using plastic cups! 10/5/2006

And why Greek Salad in the winter?\r \r The Daily Cafe is a Food Alliance Member and can be found in the Chinook Book. They should use seasonal, local produce and stop serving ""for here"" drinks in wasteful plastic cups. Do this and I'd give them a 10 - the food is good.\r more

Gone but not forgotten 6/17/2006

A lunch at the""Daily Cafe"" is part of our weekend routine. We love the porchetta panini and the choice of either a wonderful potato salad with whole grain mustard, or a Greek salad. Sadly, at our latest visit, another one of our favorites has left the menu. The first loss was the awesome Chocolate Decadent cookies (which were to die for,) that disappeared from the cookie plate a year ago. Now the potato salad has exited stage left. We're disappointed to see these two items leave the menu. They were true stand outs from other lunch menus around town. I just hope the Porchetta Paninis with the sweet pepper relish are here to stay. Pros: Nice creative selection of lunch items, generous servings, attractively priced Cons: Noisy, sometimes hard to find table on a busy weekend more

Break-fast! 4/5/2006

I am trying to not eat so many sweets in the morning. And am in love with the breakfast Panini! It's one of my new addictions! I can even call ahead and order it. When I get there it's ready for me and I can order coffee and start my day! Thanks for being my daily cafe! more

Breakfast delight 4/4/2006

I have had lunch here before, but not the breakfast. The coffee is a good wakeup and I particularly liked the breakfast panini. The self-service line is a little difficult with patrons going in both directions, but the order takers are cheerful and the food comes promptly. I will definitely go back next time I am in town. Maybe have dinner. Pros: food, location, good parking Cons: line, noise more

Change is Good and I've Been There Recently... 1/29/2006

...for a bite to eat and whether it was a burger with pinot noir or soft shell crabs I really like what's happening. Like the neighborhood the place is hopping during the day so be prepared for the experience. Daily Cafe in the Pearl feels new and reinvented. The menu tells me so and the room is full of urban professionals and cool Portlanders who like it too. Today the mushroom soup with barley and spinach was simply dynamite, had a caesar with big shavings of cheese. Still, I'm a sad puppy because my favorite person was off. I'll simply have to go again. more

innovative menu, friendly staff, lots of seating 8/2/2005

We had lunch with 3 kids. It was easy to get in, order, get seats, and enjoy our meal. The kids loved the grilled cheese and chips. My salad was good. Tomato soup was good too. Pros: spacious, cool, friendly Cons: not full table servic more

Good value for brunch 7/21/2005

For $12.50 you get a basket of pastries, starter and main entree. The pastries were good; in fact, I enjoyed them more than the main entree (the smoked salmon muffin was not as good as I expected). Pearl District is a very nice, modern neighborhood. Will come back again to try the panini, which is not available on Sundays. more

Try a panini - any one of them 6/1/2005

I'm glad I don't live in the Pearl... I'd spend all my time (and cash) at this fabulous cafe. They have a good selection of natural and organic eggs and meat, super yummy specials, and great lattes. The Daily Cafe definitely has the school cafeteria vibe, but it's hip and gives a great boost to the morning. Employees often have that you're-in-my-way look on their faces and, in their defense, they are usually quite busy. I've come to think it's charming. Go here for a yummy, filling, healthy and inexpensive meal. Pros: inexpensive, great lattes, organic options Cons: gets loud on weekends more

Lunch Spot Extraordinaire 1/31/2004

Loved the pork panini! We found the ambience simultaneously hip and comforting. It was a bit chilly indoors on a cold January day. The specials sounded great -- we'll go back again! Pros: Good Food, Comforting atmosphere Cons: , Slightly "hip" more
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  • In Short
    Banks of warehouse windows show off simple, modern tables and colorful Italian-style plastic chairs. Well-heeled Pearl dwellers and workers fill the place for lunch and weekend...

  • 3/23/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sat: 8am-3pm, Sun: 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri: 11am-5pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Pearl, Neighbors West - Northwest