Jam on Hawthorne
Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:21 AM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:29 PM
I like Jam a quite a bit. They're very flexible for vegans, but still do meat and dairy just fine.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:37 PM
I've never had what I could call out and out bad service at Jam. Semi-indifferent yes, but 98% of the time it's just fine. One thing you didn't mention was that Jam has THE BEST hashbrowns ever. Seriously, if you want an amazing stick-to-yer-ribs breakfast try Ty's Big Breakgast. 2 eggs any style on an english muffin smothered in vegetarian sausage gravy with hashbrowns. I get cravings. My only complaint and it's a minor one, is that I'm not crazy about their coffee.
Couldn't agree more about the Ty's. That's my go to at Jam. But I disagree about the coffee. It's strong and hot, just the way I like it. I live about 5 blocks from here and for the longest time you could show up on a weekend at 10 and sit right down. No more. If you're not sitting by 8:30, you'll be waiting. I hate to wait for breakfast.
Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:31 PM
2239 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214-3920
Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:02 PM
My dining partner, on the other hand, very much enjoyed her selection of various sides, stating that the ricotta lemon pancake with blueberry compote was the best she had had in a great while.
We went while the kitchen was pretty busy, so I'm considering giving them another chance, but I'm sure there are better breakfast options nearby.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:20 AM
Both times, the waiters seemed like they had never been waiters before.
On visit #1, the waiter came to check on the table, and actually gave my shoulder some kind of bro-squeeze, which was a complete violation of waiter/customer boundaries.
Both times, I have had to get my own coffee refills once seated from the server station.
I probably will not be returning to Jam.