Your guide to the 4 top spots in Portland's Mount Scott neighborhood

Your guide to the 4 top spots in Portland's Mount Scott neighborhood
Off The Griddle | Photo: Rachel S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that Mount Scott has to offer? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a brunch spot to a cafe.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Mount Scott, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Off The Griddle

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Topping the list is vegan breakfast and brunch spot Off The Griddle, which offers waffles and more. Located at 6526 S.E. Foster Road, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 763 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Laura W. wrote, "Love it! It's an entire vegan-friendly menu, but also has vegetarian options like real dairy creamer for your coffee, and real eggs rather than vegan substitute. The best."

"To say our first vegan experience while visiting Portland was a success would be an understatement. I'm a sucker for biscuits and gravy, and this meal holds its own against regular meat-based breakfasts I've had," added Michael B.


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Next up is beer garden NWIPA, situated at 6350 S.E. Foster Road. With 4.5 stars out of 67 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Yelper Geoff G. wrote, "One of my favorite craft beer spots in Portland. Smaller, but typically solid, draft selection. Plenty of choices in the coolers if there's nothing on draft you are into."

And Brandon M. noted, "Nobody is in a hurry — customers or staff. Sit at the picnic tables inside, sit at the bar or sit with your dog at the benches outside. Wherever you choose, give it a time or two and you'll be hooked."

3. Pieper Cafe

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Breakfast and brunch spot Pieper Cafe, which offers bagels and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 6504 S.E. Foster Road, 4.5 stars out of 102 reviews. 

Yelper Gwendolyn C. wrote, "The staff is amazing and kind and efficient, and the owner Kelsey is the sweetest person you'll ever get the pleasure of knowing. They have comfortable booths to study and a back room for pinball."

Carolina N. added, "Their breakfast sandwiches are really good, and it's a good place to get some work done although it can be tough to snag a spot if you don't come at the right time."

4. Barrio

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Barrio, a wine bar and beer bar, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 39 Yelp reviews. Head over to 7238 S.E. Foster Road to see for yourself.

Yelper Alicia G. wrote, "Expect to be greeted by the super friendly proprietor with a meticulous attention to detail (especially when preparing micheladas featuring housemate tomato juice) and food recommendations. The menu is tight, not too big, something for everyone."

Ryan A. noted, "The patio has plenty of tables, and is kid-friendly; the inside bar has a great vibe. There are so many great things about the Mercado, and this is definitely one of them."

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