Breakfast Love: The Portland Scramble

Breakfast Love: The Portland Scramble

Emma Christensen
Apr 5, 2011

These mounded plates of scrambled eggs, cheese, and various fixin's seem to be on the menu at every café and breakfast joint in Portland, Oregon. Or at least they were six years ago when my husband and I lived there and inevitably ordered them nearly every weekend. I have no idea if anyone else refers to them as Portland Scrambles, but that's the name that sticks in my mind. Anyone else?

This is a meal for the indecisive breakfast eater. You want bacon? We can put bacon in there. You want spicy peppers? No problem. Sizzle it all up for a few minutes and bind it together with a scrambled egg and some cheese. Breakfast is served.

On weekends, Portland Scrambles are a great way to get rid of lingering leftovers from the week. My favorite version was (and still is) a combination of chorizo sausage, potatoes, onions, and wilted spinach with smoked gouda. Talk about food to fuel you through the day!

I know these kinds of scrambles are hardly unique to Portland. What's your favorite version?!

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(Image: Flickr member sashafatcat licensed under Creative Commons)

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