Portland Penny Diner

Location -
410 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Neighborhood - Downtown

Categories - American/New American, Northwest/Regional

Features - Breakfast/Brunch, Near a MAX stop

The third restaurant by acclaimed Portland chef Vitaly Paley is a celebration of Portland’s heritage. The small, casual diner’s name pays homage to the penny tossed in 1845 to determine the city’s name (between Portland or Boston–we know who won) and is a lunchtime and happy hour staple. The menu is a mash-up of comfort and street food, including Paley’s fry bread tacos and some of Top Chef alum Doug Adams’ creations, and the bar features eight “Pennydraft” draft cocktails (plus two wine and four beer taps).