Best NE Portland Breakfast? Just might be Pambiche. If you have lived in Portland particularly on the east side of the Willamette it is hard to imagine you have not tried Pambiche at least once. Also, hard to imagine if you have eaten at Pambiche that you would only be able to go one time.
With that said with their awesome signage you may have considered about doing breakfast at Pambiche and maybe not done it yet. Well that was the case for me and Pam. Recently a friend shared their “weekend recap” which included breakfast at Pambiche and how did she like it? Well it is Pambiche after all, she of course thought it was great. But of course she did, consider your experiences at Pambiche and it will occur to you of course they would do an amazing job with breakfast because everything you have ever had there is UNREAL.
I had the Huevos Habanero which is two eggs your style (I had over easy) over two mini ham steaks complete with ham bone, rice, beans and plantain. How awesome is it to have rice with breakfast to mop up your eggs over easy? Very awesome, first time I had done that before. Pam had plantains and an avocado salad which go unreal together, luckily the portion was generous enough that I could try some of that too and bring some home for later. I can not wait to go back and work my way through the breakfast menu just like I have the dinner menu.
Just a quick word on the decor of Pambiche, we absolutely love it. Particularly as owners of Portland Swimwear Boutique Popina, we are considering how to create a fun, tropical atmosphere, Pambiche has completely nailed what I would imagine to be a Cuban feel, very Caribbean-Latino. Every time I go to Pambiche I am inspired by their decor and ask myself what can we do to emulate some of this amazing feel into our boutique. Who knows when you think of Cuba does Retro Swimwear come to mind?
The thing that I find particularly inspiring about Pambiche is that they no doubt could find a larger location, expand and do a larger amount of business, it seems at least from the outside that the owners have said, this is enough for us, lets keep it simple. Alternatively, through their clever signage internally at the shop they look to leverage as much out of their location as possibly by working to convert the “Beans and Rice” dinner customer into a happy hour or breakfast customer.
Ok, get hungry and go to Pambiche now.