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Pioneered by Cheryl & Ed Casey, Cheryl's on 12th is a New American restaurant & cafe situated in the heart of downtown Portland. Its beautiful floor to ceiling windows, quaint charm and delicious cuisine make it a hot spot for foodies all around. Cheryl's features cuisine for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served daily until 4:00PM M - S, and all day Sunday! Get here early to guarantee your seat and complimentary light, fluffy beignets. You don't want to miss weekend brunch with exciting specials, cocktails and a rare atmosphere full of service, family and friends.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 May 2022

First, I was initially impressed when I called to make a reservation. The person on the other side of the phone was extremely friendly, helpful, inviting and accommodating. Upon arriving at the restaurant, which is very conveniently placed and easy to get to, I was...met by very attentive, sparkly, talkative and helpful staff member and was seated immediately. The greeter, I later found out, just happened to be the restaurant owners’ daughter. She was amazing! She was extremely informative, about the menu, the history of the restaurant, how it got started and how they ended up at their currently location. She made us feel like she wanted us to be there, and not like she was in a rush to get someone else in the door, which always transmits a sense of business confidence and ownership of the quality of the product the business has to offer. After taking her time with us, she eventually introduced us to our waitress (Mercedes) who was definitely on point. Our food was ordered and on the table within minutes, but before our orders were brought out, they continuously checked on us and brought out fresh Beignets for us to taste while we waited. Honestly, I could go on for a few minutes, writing great details about the quality of the service but I will summarize it and spare you the long dragged-out description by letting you know the services is hands down 1000 out 10. Now the Food: I was there for breakfast and based on the owner’s daughter’s recommendation I had the Portuguese Fired Rice. She recommended as one of the restaurant's staple platters and OMG I am so glad I went for it over other staple platters. I came into the restaurant with a desire to eat corned beef for breakfast, so I also order a side of Corned-beef when I initially ordered my Portuguese Fried Rice not realizing how much food I had just ordered. The portion was huge and at first, I thought I was not going to be able to eat it all, but then I took ONE bite! “It was at this point; I knew I screwed up” I could not put the damn fork down after my initial bite! The side of Corned Beef ended up getting mixed in my main plate and complemented it quite well, but it quickly disappeared along with everything else. I WAS STUFFED!!! but the food was heaven on earth and each time I took a bite, my mouth just exploded with flavor, perfect texture, balanced salt to spice ratios and it was all sprinkled with a very pleasant after-taste left behind by the abundantly yet perfectly/evenly distributed pieces of Linguica sausage and bacon. As I write this and remember the experience my mouth just started watering. The platter has linguica sausage over bacon and egg fried rice, with green onion and sliced avocado topped by two fried eggs. Then, top it off, we ordered mimosas, but all the varieties of flavor choices sounded absolutely delicious and left me somewhat disappointed that I couldn't taste them all. Well, I was not disappointed for long, because they offered us a combo, which entailed getting a whole bottle of Champaign with 4 different types of juice mixtures that could be shared. That was definitely worth it and absolutely tasty. At the end, my girlfriend had not finished her entire plate and they were super insistent (In an extremely pleasant way) that she should take her leftovers to go, and to top things off they gave her one of their signature cinnamon rolls to go as lagniappe. OVERALL THIS PLACE IS PHENOMENAL!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

Great food and engaging staff! The menu is varied - an excellent brunch location with a fun and lively atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022

This is a cute little place to eat we went for breakfast and I had the fritawhich and it was absolutely delicious. I recommend this place to anyone visiting portland.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Top notch, friendly service here! Everyone was on their “A Game!” Food was amazing! I was also impressed w how they decorated so well for Easter. Our wait staff person said they decorate gor every holiday. I love it!! My husband and I only have...the highest praise for this fine establishment! From now on, every time we are visiting back in Portland we will make sure we have breakfast here at least once!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022

Came here for brunch on our last morning in Portland. It was a Sunday and the wait was about 20-30 mins. Our server was excellent and even recommended a few dishes and breakfast cocktails. The Bloody Mary was superb!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

We were still full after last night's dinner at Pastini's on Taylor St. We chose this breakfast eatery based upon TA and Yelp reviews. We walked in the light rain, arrived at the appointed hour and waited until the doors opened. A large, waiting crowd...quickly filled the large room Not yet ready for a full breakfast, we both chose the bowl of yogurt with mixed, fresh fruit. It was delicious and satisfying. I'd recommend this resto but you should make reservations. Finding a parking place might be difficult.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

Thank you so much for helping us create an unforgettable memory of a celebration! The staff truly cared about our experience and I was so moved and inspired by such kindness we received! The food is absolutely amazing – truly the best in PDX! And...the service we received from the management team and the servers is UNMATCHED!! Just an amazing dining experience all around! Thank you, Cheryl's on 12th for everything!!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2021

Rating the food only would net this place 4 stars. Rating the service only would net Cheryl's one star, and that's only because we can't go into the negative values with ratings. It started out well enough. We were greeted at the entrance and taken...to a table, where the first waitress stopped by with a couple "beignets" and a greeting. (I use quotes around "beignet" because these looked nothing like the fried and powder sugar-dusted confections one receives in New Orleans.) First waitress came back to take our drink order and ask if we had any questions on the menu. We got our drinks in (Dirty Chai [$4.50] with almond milk [+$1.00] for me, Soy Latte [$4.50 for the latte, +$1 for the soy] for him) and asked for more time to peruse the menu. A few minutes later, the waitress came back to tell us she'd been cut loose for the day, and introduced us to a young girl who she said was in training, and would be shadowing a different waitress. Nods and smiles all around, and one more ask from us for time to review the menu. Several minutes later, the new waitress came back with drinks and a different waitress behind her (she was the experienced waitress the new girl was shadowing). The new girl plunked our drinks down in front of us, and said, "Here's the chai with soy and the latte." Now, I mentioned above that we'd ordered specific milks with our drinks, so I asked her to clarify that the drinks were, in fact the dirty chai with almond and the soy latte. She was confused. That confused me. At this point the experienced waitress stepped in, with full attitude on display. Her response to me was, "What's the problem here?" I mean...what?! First of all, hi, customer service. Second of all, weren't you just standing there listening to the whole exchange? A bit perturbed, I repeated that I wanted to confirm that the drinks were what we'd ordered, not what the new girl had stated on serving. The vet waitress literally went, "Yeah, it's the drinks you ordered" before whipping out her order pad and demanding our food orders. Y'all know me. I was about ready to drop $10 on the table and walk out right there, but my husband - the man with the patience of a saint - said we could order and looked at me (that look was, "woman, I'm hungry and don't want to have to search for another breakfast spot. Just give them your order and let's hope they don't spit in our food.") I went with the Portuguese Fried Rice ($14.75) and added an over-easy egg to the top ($1.50). My husband ordered the Chorizo Omelet ($13.95) with white toast and their hashbrowns. No thank you, no courtesy, both waitresses stormed off in search of other innocent patrons to punish. Our food was delivered by yet another waitress, who was at least friendly like the first waitress. She stopped to make sure we had everything we needed, then went on her way. The food was good, I'll give them that. It was also filling and hearty, which we both needed (having dined on nachos and popcorn for dinner at the Blazers game the night before.) The fried rice was about what I'd expected and hoped for, and the add-on egg melded well with the flavors. The linguica sausage was spicy and crispy, which worked with the half avocado that was served on the side. I wasn't able to finish my meal, there was so much of it. My husband did like his omelet, but he said it was more egg than chorizo, which was disappointing. The hashbrowns were interesting - it was more like a potato loaf or casserole, and it was covered in Wheaties flakes. The flakes added a bit of crunch at the beginning of his meal, but trended towards soggy as his meal wore on. He was also unable to finish his meal. During this whole time, our waitresses never once stopped by, much less glanced in our direction. We ate, we finished, and we sat there. For almost 10 minutes, folks, while the waitress duo swept in and out of the area, completely ignoring us. I finally had to flag down another employee, who was at the table next to us, to ask her for our check. That took another five minutes to rustle up, with yet another waitress stopping by to clear our plates and ask if we needed anything else. It's a bit sad, because we did enjoy the food (the drinks were mediocre, by the way). Definitely not a spot we would want to return to, just because I don't like being ignored by the people I'm paying to serve us.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 November 2021

With COVID most hotels have little or no breakfast. But Cheryl's is close and a great breakfast. Use a shared service (UBER/LIFT), parking and driving are a challenge.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 November 2021

My wife and I were visiting Portland and my daughter-in-law suggested breakfast at Cheryl's which she loves. We ere seated outside in a crowded tented area. The waitress was very helpful, but something happened in the kitchen. My wife and daughter-in- law enjoyed their Benedicts...(one had traditional eggs and one had crab). I ordered two fried eggs and corn beef hash. The hash was tasty, but hardly warm, the fried eggs were cold and the toast was not toasted. Thus, a mixed review.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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I don’t think so. Try instead Bailey’s Tap Room at 213 SW Broadway
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Yes they do. 2 eggs made to order with potatoes and toast with option to add bacon, sausage or ham.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cheryl's on12th

Yes, Cheryl's on12th offers takeaway services.

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Cheryl's on12th is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4