Brunch Spot Highlight: Grain & Gristle

The Grain & Gristle has been a staple in Portland, Oregon, for more than ten years and owners Jeff and Heidi Whitney-Schile are well-known for providing some of the tastiest and most innovative fares to be found in a neighborhood tavern. The objectives of the Grain & Gristle are to provide their customers with farm fare, a locally-focused bar, and loving service.


The Whitney-Schiles have used their unique backgrounds to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience for their customers. Jeff's background is in butchery, sausage-making, and charcuterie, and Heidi's background is in pastry, and she's skilled in the arts of a French pastry chef. They have combined their talents to develop a farm-to-table menu that pairs exceptionally well with their extensive wine and beer offerings. Their skill and innovative approach to food and beverages is evident in their menu and has made them the go-to brunch spot in Portland.

Their burgers have been voted “Portland's Best” by Willamette Week, but their menu encompasses much more than burgers. Whether you're a seafood aficionado, a dedicated vegetarian, a staunch beef fan, or you're just adventurous, you'll find a palate-pleasing adventure on their menu

Locally Sourced

In their commitment to sustaining the environment and leaving the world better than they found it, the Whitney-Schiles use locally-sourced food and focus on food grown and produced by farmers local to Portland and Oregon. They feel that the fresher the food, the better it tastes and the validity of their belief and skill is evident in the incredible quality of their food.

Business Values

They believe in supporting the community and their suppliers, and their dedication to their beliefs is evident the moment you step inside the Grain & Gristle. Whether you want an intimate dinner for two or you need catering for a large event, you'll receive the same outstanding and affordable fare. They're well-known in the area for their mind-blowing hamburgers and their innovative and satisfying varieties of beer.


If you're looking for an essentially come-as-you-are brunch spot in Portland, then the Grain & Gristle should be your only call. Reservations aren't required, but they're highly recommended due to the establishment's popularity. Their online booking tool makes booking your reservation as easy as clicking a mouse. In addition to booking availability, the booking tool provides current safety measures in place and instructions for those with parties of more than eight. Brunch time is allotted for 75 minutes, and they respectfully request you let them know in advance if you'll need more time than that.

If you're visiting the area and looking for things to do in Portland, then a visit to the Grain & Gristle should be at the top of your list. Don't bother to get dressed up. The food at the Grain & Gristle neighborhood pub is designed to be enjoyed comfortably.

Hours And Location

Current hours are more limited than usual. The Grain & Gristle is located at:
1473 NE Prescott Street
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 298-5007
They're open:

  • Wednesday through Saturday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM for dinner
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for brunch, take-out, or online ordering

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