Jam On Hawthorne

★★★★☆
  • 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-234-4790

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Loved the breakfast. hated the wait!
Food wonderful and reasonable, served warm and efficently. But the waiting for breakfast is truly something new for me i will just have to get used to it since i am here to stay.

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★★★☆☆

Loved the breakfast. hated the wait!
Food wonderful and reasonable, served warm and efficently. But the waiting for breakfast is truly something new for me i will just have to get used to it since i am here to stay.

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I like the area, the food was good... they were super busy, so the service was a little slow, but they were personable and they were swamped with people (for a reason), but I was in no hurry, so I have no complaints. Some people are so

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★★★★☆

I like the area, the food was good... they were super busy, so the service was a little slow, but they were personable and they were swamped with people (for a reason), but I was in no hurry, so I have no complaints. Some people are so

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JAM should really be named JOKE...

Let's start with the newly expanded space: poor spatial planning and the floors were filthy.

We sat at the bar and the bartender was horrendous. It took her 10 minutes to clean the surface, then even

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★☆☆☆☆

JAM should really be named JOKE...

Let's start with the newly expanded space: poor spatial planning and the floors were filthy.

We sat at the bar and the bartender was horrendous. It took her 10 minutes to clean the surface, then even

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This is one of my most favorite places for breakfast. As with most Portland breakfast joints, you can enjoy your stumptown coffee while you wait for a table, so the wait is never that bad.

The thing on the menu I can't stop ordering is a Create-Your-Own Hasbrown stack... My combo: hasbrowns, black beans, cheddar, 2 eggs, and tomatoes. YUM.

I've been here countless times, and never had bad service, or a bad breakfast.

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★★★★★

This is one of my most favorite places for breakfast. As with most Portland breakfast joints, you can enjoy your stumptown coffee while you wait for a table, so the wait is never that bad.

The thing on the menu I can't stop ordering is a Create-Your-Own Hasbrown stack... My combo: hasbrowns, black beans, cheddar, 2 eggs, and tomatoes. YUM.

I've been here countless times, and never had bad service, or a bad breakfast.

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... after waiting almost an hour while, and watching empty tables sit unattended, we sat down to a complete waste of $35. My husband and I were both disappointed in our breakfasts, and after I had to send my eggs back for being raw (over easy means completely raw apparently) I was told "for future reference over easy....blah blah blah" REALLY? geez, I'm sorry I don't prefer salmonella for breakfast OR a snotty waitress who could care less about us ever coming back or recommending the joint. Worst service ever, bland food, bland drinks, and besides the art nothing worth the trip, shoulda just went to the trusty Cricket....

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★☆☆☆☆

... after waiting almost an hour while, and watching empty tables sit unattended, we sat down to a complete waste of $35. My husband and I were both disappointed in our breakfasts, and after I had to send my eggs back for being raw (over easy means completely raw apparently) I was told "for future reference over easy....blah blah blah" REALLY? geez, I'm sorry I don't prefer salmonella for breakfast OR a snotty waitress who could care less about us ever coming back or recommending the joint. Worst service ever, bland food, bland drinks, and besides the art nothing worth the trip, shoulda just went to the trusty Cricket....

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Abbe and Jebby Eat Portland! Read our review of Jam on Hawthorne on our blog at abbeandjebbyeatportland.blogspot dot com and read our other reviews of Portland restaurants.

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★★★★☆

Abbe and Jebby Eat Portland! Read our review of Jam on Hawthorne on our blog at abbeandjebbyeatportland.blogspot dot com and read our other reviews of Portland restaurants.

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Great breakfast options. Definitely worth the wait, if there's a wait. I love that they have coffee outside rain or shine for you while you're waiting for a table.

The chai pancakes or the lemon ricotta pancakes are both to die for. And while you're at it, get yourself a bloody mary. mmmmm

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★★★★☆

Great breakfast options. Definitely worth the wait, if there's a wait. I love that they have coffee outside rain or shine for you while you're waiting for a table.

The chai pancakes or the lemon ricotta pancakes are both to die for. And while you're at it, get yourself a bloody mary. mmmmm

Pros: Great Breakfast Options

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Amazing food and creative drinks! This place is very small and very popular, expect a wait. On a Saturday morning expect about an hour wait. The food is great though and worth the wait. Tons of great vegetarian options.

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★★★★★

Amazing food and creative drinks! This place is very small and very popular, expect a wait. On a Saturday morning expect about an hour wait. The food is great though and worth the wait. Tons of great vegetarian options.

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They have sippy cups, wind up toys, all the usual "keep that kiddo busy" necessities it is impressive. They have an excellent kid menu and seem to actually enjoy children. I have recommended this place to all my mommas and daddies in my life. Seriously, give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

They have sippy cups, wind up toys, all the usual "keep that kiddo busy" necessities it is impressive. They have an excellent kid menu and seem to actually enjoy children. I have recommended this place to all my mommas and daddies in my life. Seriously, give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

Pros: caters to toddlers

Cons: can be busy- go early

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Cute little spot for a tasty breakfast. It can get pretty crowded on weekend mornings, but that just means more fun people-watching.

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★★★★☆

Cute little spot for a tasty breakfast. It can get pretty crowded on weekend mornings, but that just means more fun people-watching.

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Every time I go to breakfast here I'm thrilled with whatever I order. The breakfast cocktail menu is vast and tasty. I've always had stellar service, friendly and prompt. The people watching is always damn good too as a little added bonus.

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★★★★★

Every time I go to breakfast here I'm thrilled with whatever I order. The breakfast cocktail menu is vast and tasty. I've always had stellar service, friendly and prompt. The people watching is always damn good too as a little added bonus.

Pros: amazing drinks! Great food!

Cons: none

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I've been going to Jam about 3 years, usually a couple of times per month. I've never, not a once, had a bad experience. Yes, there can be a bit of a wait, esp. on weekend mornings. But, it is a SE Portland, hole in the wall breakfast joint. That's what you get on a a weekend morning! But there is yummy Stumptown coffee available to sip upon while you wait. Or if you're starving you can run across the street and grab some bread at GC or a piece of fruit at UP's. Jam has some pretty unique dishes, things that you're not going to find anywhere else in Portland. My faves: Ty's Big Breakfast, The Other One (wrap), the crazy delicious berry Broiche French Toast, and the Hammer scramble. Service has always been really good, in comparision to service at other SE PDX breakfast establishments. Friendly, attentive and always givin us extras if we ask (toast, salsa, etc). I still haven't made it for dinner, but I can imagine tis just as yummy.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Jam about 3 years, usually a couple of times per month. I've never, not a once, had a bad experience. Yes, there can be a bit of a wait, esp. on weekend mornings. But, it is a SE Portland, hole in the wall breakfast joint. That's what you get on a a weekend morning! But there is yummy Stumptown coffee available to sip upon while you wait. Or if you're starving you can run across the street and grab some bread at GC or a piece of fruit at UP's. Jam has some pretty unique dishes, things that you're not going to find anywhere else in Portland. My faves: Ty's Big Breakfast, The Other One (wrap), the crazy delicious berry Broiche French Toast, and the Hammer scramble. Service has always been really good, in comparision to service at other SE PDX breakfast establishments. Friendly, attentive and always givin us extras if we ask (toast, salsa, etc). I still haven't made it for dinner, but I can imagine tis just as yummy.

Pros: Varied, organic, local food, stumptown while you wait.

Cons: Long wait on weekends, not much waiting area.

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The food here is fantastic, and cheap, which is why I've gone back several times, but the wait staff have been, grumpy, surly, rude and downright mean every time I've gone so I've finally decided to break myself of the lovely lemon blueberry pancake habit.

The first time we were there, there was a wait, which is fine, but while we were waiting to put our names in the waitress came barging over literally throwing her arms at us shouting 'out! out! GO OUTSIDE! you can't be in here. You need to move it outside! There are people eating here, go outside!" etc. as she came at us menacingly. All she would have needed to do was ask us to move and we would have. There was a family with an infant among the people being tossed outside in the rain. I thought that was pretty awful, but was meeting someone and didn't want to change plans.

The last time I was there (again, fantastic pancakes) I was glared at, scooted around, ignored, made fun of (!) and not served by the only server on staff. The place was almost full, but not overrunning with people this time. Not only was the service really slow, Really Slow, but it was as if she was doing us a HUGE favor to take our orders. We didn't ask for anything special, didn't linger, didn't ask annoying questions, just ordered and ate. I don't know what the problem was. Maybe I wasn't dressed hipster enough? It was clear she did not want me in that restaurant. A little 'hi', 'how's the food?' would go a long way. But without common courtesy I can't eat there again. Maybe I need to learn to make lemon pancakes.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is fantastic, and cheap, which is why I've gone back several times, but the wait staff have been, grumpy, surly, rude and downright mean every time I've gone so I've finally decided to break myself of the lovely lemon blueberry pancake habit.

The first time we were there, there was a wait, which is fine, but while we were waiting to put our names in the waitress came barging over literally throwing her arms at us shouting 'out! out! GO OUTSIDE! you can't be in here. You need to move it outside! There are people eating here, go outside!" etc. as she came at us menacingly. All she would have needed to do was ask us to move and we would have. There was a family with an infant among the people being tossed outside in the rain. I thought that was pretty awful, but was meeting someone and didn't want to change plans.

The last time I was there (again, fantastic pancakes) I was glared at, scooted around, ignored, made fun of (!) and not served by the only server on staff. The place was almost full, but not overrunning with people this time. Not only was the service really slow, Really Slow, but it was as if she was doing us a HUGE favor to take our orders. We didn't ask for anything special, didn't linger, didn't ask annoying questions, just ordered and ate. I don't know what the problem was. Maybe I wasn't dressed hipster enough? It was clear she did not want me in that restaurant. A little 'hi', 'how's the food?' would go a long way. But without common courtesy I can't eat there again. Maybe I need to learn to make lemon pancakes.

Pros: Lemon pancakes

Cons: Surly waitstaff, crowded

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I love the Jam. I especially love how you can order tofu instead of scrambled eggs, even though I'm not vegan. Their breakfasts are hearty and their homemade jam is delicious!

5
★★★★★

I love the Jam. I especially love how you can order tofu instead of scrambled eggs, even though I'm not vegan. Their breakfasts are hearty and their homemade jam is delicious!

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Stopped into Jam on Hawthorne for a quick and light lunch during a work week lunch break, only to become disappointed over and over! Lovely, bright cafe with art covering the walls but when we sat and realized we had been passed many times for a little less that 10 min. without acknowledgement until we finally received our waters. No apology, the waitress took our order and well over 30 min (keeping in mind less that half the tables were seated) we received our incorrect order. Not sure if it had anything to do with our server sitting down with her boyfriend at the table next to us??

Actually got a grilled cheese that was not cooked (after a 30 min wait)

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★☆☆☆☆

Stopped into Jam on Hawthorne for a quick and light lunch during a work week lunch break, only to become disappointed over and over! Lovely, bright cafe with art covering the walls but when we sat and realized we had been passed many times for a little less that 10 min. without acknowledgement until we finally received our waters. No apology, the waitress took our order and well over 30 min (keeping in mind less that half the tables were seated) we received our incorrect order. Not sure if it had anything to do with our server sitting down with her boyfriend at the table next to us??

Actually got a grilled cheese that was not cooked (after a 30 min wait)

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: food, service and the grilled cheese

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This is the only place I know where you can eat a good breakfast at 1:30 pm on a weekday! There are times when you just want breakfast, and you don?t want to make it yourself. If you are in the Southeast, Jam is the place to go. This was the second time I have eaten there, the first was on a Sunday, and the wait time was considerable. Jam has a good selection of breakfast fare, including vegetarian options. I had two scrambled eggs, apple chicken sausage, hash browns, and an English muffin. This is a very basic breakfast, but they do have other more interesting options, however, I do not eat this kind of breakfast often, so it was a special treat. The hash browns were a bit too crisp for me, but still very good and not pasty or starchy like some I have had. The eggs were very fresh and not runny or dry. The sausage was great, I believe it is nitrate free and probably organic. At any rate, I didn?t get a headache after eating it (nitrates bother me). The waitress was attentive and not snooty or hovering. The entree I had was around eight dollars, and it was a full plate. In fact, my companion could not finish hers. If you go on a Sunday, get there before 9:30 or 10:00 if you are starving, it is a popular place and the wait can be long on Sundays.

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★★★★★

This is the only place I know where you can eat a good breakfast at 1:30 pm on a weekday! There are times when you just want breakfast, and you don?t want to make it yourself. If you are in the Southeast, Jam is the place to go. This was the second time I have eaten there, the first was on a Sunday, and the wait time was considerable. Jam has a good selection of breakfast fare, including vegetarian options. I had two scrambled eggs, apple chicken sausage, hash browns, and an English muffin. This is a very basic breakfast, but they do have other more interesting options, however, I do not eat this kind of breakfast often, so it was a special treat. The hash browns were a bit too crisp for me, but still very good and not pasty or starchy like some I have had. The eggs were very fresh and not runny or dry. The sausage was great, I believe it is nitrate free and probably organic. At any rate, I didn?t get a headache after eating it (nitrates bother me). The waitress was attentive and not snooty or hovering. The entree I had was around eight dollars, and it was a full plate. In fact, my companion could not finish hers. If you go on a Sunday, get there before 9:30 or 10:00 if you are starving, it is a popular place and the wait can be long on Sundays.

Pros: Breakfast until 2:30 on weekdays, Good service, Variety of menu choices

Cons: Sundays are busy, long waits are to be expected

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I've been a loyal Jam patron for over three years now, have had everything on the menu at least twice, and have never had a bad experience there. That's why I keep going back. And, judging by consistently long waits, I'm apparently not alone!

Most of the negative reviews below seem to criticize the quantity of clients (and the side effects) during peak times. HELLO! When a restaurant that seats 30 has a line of 60 out the door for 6 hours, it has some negative side effects! This place is popular for a good reason. My advice: head over before 9:30. The first rush starts around 9:45, so you usually have time to get your order in when the grill is relatively empty. The means better food and better service!

They always have fresh bread and produce thanks to the ultra-close proximity of the neighborhood bakery and open air market (right across the street). The weekly breakfast specials are consistently incredible and well thought out, and the out-of-the-ordinary breakfast cocktails are inventive and refreshing.

As mentioned, great veggie/vegan options. The cooks will accommodate just about any request if it's not too busy. They're artisans back there, and enjoy the challenge.

The bottom line: come early (or on a week day) to truly enjoy what this place has to offer.

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★★★★★

I've been a loyal Jam patron for over three years now, have had everything on the menu at least twice, and have never had a bad experience there. That's why I keep going back. And, judging by consistently long waits, I'm apparently not alone!

Most of the negative reviews below seem to criticize the quantity of clients (and the side effects) during peak times. HELLO! When a restaurant that seats 30 has a line of 60 out the door for 6 hours, it has some negative side effects! This place is popular for a good reason. My advice: head over before 9:30. The first rush starts around 9:45, so you usually have time to get your order in when the grill is relatively empty. The means better food and better service!

They always have fresh bread and produce thanks to the ultra-close proximity of the neighborhood bakery and open air market (right across the street). The weekly breakfast specials are consistently incredible and well thought out, and the out-of-the-ordinary breakfast cocktails are inventive and refreshing.

As mentioned, great veggie/vegan options. The cooks will accommodate just about any request if it's not too busy. They're artisans back there, and enjoy the challenge.

The bottom line: come early (or on a week day) to truly enjoy what this place has to offer.

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Love it here. Ty's Big Breakfast is always a good choice and now that they are open for dinner time, they have a whole new menu of things to choose from, always something super yummy. Never a long wait in the mornings, great hangover food and excellent service!!!

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★★★★★

Love it here. Ty's Big Breakfast is always a good choice and now that they are open for dinner time, they have a whole new menu of things to choose from, always something super yummy. Never a long wait in the mornings, great hangover food and excellent service!!!

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I see no reason to ever return to this restaurant. The server did not remember requests for cream for coffee or a way to stabilize our tipsy table. She recommended that I order an item from the menu I was considering in a moment of temporary insanity (my mistake). I should have known that it was too weird to eat. "The Bizness" is a plate of disaster. Corned beef (mystery meat) on a moldy bagel (seriously which I discovered later after inspecting other half) covered in thousand island dressing with cheese and egg and onions on top. Again, my fault for even considering this but what cook made this up as a joke on diners? I spent the rest of the day both regretting and trying to forget about my breakfast.

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★☆☆☆☆

I see no reason to ever return to this restaurant. The server did not remember requests for cream for coffee or a way to stabilize our tipsy table. She recommended that I order an item from the menu I was considering in a moment of temporary insanity (my mistake). I should have known that it was too weird to eat. "The Bizness" is a plate of disaster. Corned beef (mystery meat) on a moldy bagel (seriously which I discovered later after inspecting other half) covered in thousand island dressing with cheese and egg and onions on top. Again, my fault for even considering this but what cook made this up as a joke on diners? I spent the rest of the day both regretting and trying to forget about my breakfast.

Pros: None

Cons: Awful Food

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This place rocks...breakfast until 3pm then again from 5:30 to 9:30 while they serve dinner! How great is that?! Even better is the food tastes good, it's local, most of the wait staff actually seems to care about your experience. I used to eat here for breakfast 1-2 times a week or so now I find myself here 2-3 times a week because they added dinner. The dinner menu is slightly limited but changes weekly and they serve anything from their breakfast menu during dinner hours too! They tend to have a wait for breakfast on the weekends (like everyplace), but I feel like I avoid that well by going later and I hardly ever have to wait. I would recommend it to anyone!

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★★★★★

This place rocks...breakfast until 3pm then again from 5:30 to 9:30 while they serve dinner! How great is that?! Even better is the food tastes good, it's local, most of the wait staff actually seems to care about your experience. I used to eat here for breakfast 1-2 times a week or so now I find myself here 2-3 times a week because they added dinner. The dinner menu is slightly limited but changes weekly and they serve anything from their breakfast menu during dinner hours too! They tend to have a wait for breakfast on the weekends (like everyplace), but I feel like I avoid that well by going later and I hardly ever have to wait. I would recommend it to anyone!

Pros: local and/or organic, late breakfast

Cons: sometimes there can be a list

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Thank the lord! After many years of searching for a decent, big and healthy breakfast in PDX, my boyfriend and I found JAM on Hawthorne! I stumbled upon it by accident because I wanted to find a place to buy the Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce, which they happen to sell. Citysearch told me to get there early, so this morning we arrived at 8:15 and were greeted with a friendly smile, two menus and full water glasses. We ordered right away (Ty's Big Breakfast and Egg/Chorizo sandwhich w/ hashbrowns) and they arrived almost INSTANTLY! The food was SO AMAZING! You get amazing portions for your money and you'd never know it was vegetarian! SOOO GOOD! Shortly after we got our food, the crowds began rolling in. We got our bill ($21 incl. drinks) and went to pay. The food and service were so good that my boyfriend left a $10 tip! Cup & Saucer and Bread and Ink should take tips from JAM!!! More food and better service! This place rules! Definitely returning many, many times!

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★★★★★

Thank the lord! After many years of searching for a decent, big and healthy breakfast in PDX, my boyfriend and I found JAM on Hawthorne! I stumbled upon it by accident because I wanted to find a place to buy the Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce, which they happen to sell. Citysearch told me to get there early, so this morning we arrived at 8:15 and were greeted with a friendly smile, two menus and full water glasses. We ordered right away (Ty's Big Breakfast and Egg/Chorizo sandwhich w/ hashbrowns) and they arrived almost INSTANTLY! The food was SO AMAZING! You get amazing portions for your money and you'd never know it was vegetarian! SOOO GOOD! Shortly after we got our food, the crowds began rolling in. We got our bill ($21 incl. drinks) and went to pay. The food and service were so good that my boyfriend left a $10 tip! Cup & Saucer and Bread and Ink should take tips from JAM!!! More food and better service! This place rules! Definitely returning many, many times!

Pros: EVERYTHING!

Cons: It's a small place so it fills up fast, but it's worth the wait!

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for a place called jam you would think that they would give you more than one piece of toast!!!! WTF. come on it wouldn't break the bank. the food is super good. 3 out of the four times we went here they got my order wrong. :(
one waitress in puticular always drops our check before we are even done eating!!!! this is super rude. she doesnt even ask if we want anything else! As a former server this is a BIG NO NO!!! i feel rushed everytime we go in there.
once again the food is really good. but i can get better service and cheaper prices at juniors or cricket cafe.

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★★☆☆☆

for a place called jam you would think that they would give you more than one piece of toast!!!! WTF. come on it wouldn't break the bank. the food is super good. 3 out of the four times we went here they got my order wrong. :(
one waitress in puticular always drops our check before we are even done eating!!!! this is super rude. she doesnt even ask if we want anything else! As a former server this is a BIG NO NO!!! i feel rushed everytime we go in there.
once again the food is really good. but i can get better service and cheaper prices at juniors or cricket cafe.

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My boyfriend took me here on a weekend because he'd gone by himself during the week and really liked it. When we arrived, there was a huge line, but we both expected that and we waited. And waited. It took us an hour and a half to be seated. Still, this wasn't really a huge deal for either of us-- it was only a slightly longer wait than one would expect for a popular breakfast place on a Saturday morning. What upset us both was that it took 15 minutes for someone to come over and take our drinks order, and 45 minutes to get our food once we ordered. The waitress seemed completely disinterested in us. One of the very few times she checked on us over that 45 minutes, she filled my boyfriend's coffee mug and completely ignored mine, and then became pretty impossible to wave over.
However, Jam gets three stars because the food was delicious, and there's no way around that.

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★★★☆☆

My boyfriend took me here on a weekend because he'd gone by himself during the week and really liked it. When we arrived, there was a huge line, but we both expected that and we waited. And waited. It took us an hour and a half to be seated. Still, this wasn't really a huge deal for either of us-- it was only a slightly longer wait than one would expect for a popular breakfast place on a Saturday morning. What upset us both was that it took 15 minutes for someone to come over and take our drinks order, and 45 minutes to get our food once we ordered. The waitress seemed completely disinterested in us. One of the very few times she checked on us over that 45 minutes, she filled my boyfriend's coffee mug and completely ignored mine, and then became pretty impossible to wave over.
However, Jam gets three stars because the food was delicious, and there's no way around that.

Pros: food

Cons: service, wait

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Great breakfast spot in trendy neighborhood. Outdoor picnic tables are a nice option when the sun is out. Good vegetarian options. Sometimes a long wait for seating but that's because it??s popular; worth the wait!

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★★★★☆

Great breakfast spot in trendy neighborhood. Outdoor picnic tables are a nice option when the sun is out. Good vegetarian options. Sometimes a long wait for seating but that's because it??s popular; worth the wait!

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We have been going to Jam every weekend for breakfast for several years. The service is ALWAYS excellent and the wait staff are friendly and very accomodating. We frequently ask for substitutions to make menu items vegan (avacado instead of cheese, tofu instead of eggs, etc) and they have always acted happy to make the changes. The food is yummy, especially the Ty's Big Breakfast, a delicious spin on biscuits and gravy (you can sub grilled tofu for eggs if you are vegan). Jam uses fresh local produce and there are always gourmet soups and specials using whatever is in-season.

There have been some recent improvements to this already-excellent restaurant. There are new menu items including "bowls" of hash browns topped with gravy and wonderful crispy-on-the-outside Chai Oatmeal Blueberry pancakes, which we order as a side to our other tood because they are SO good. Jam also now has only Certified Humane eggs, which is the more stringent animal welfare rating for eggs, and vegan butter as an option (which is very good on the Chai pancakes).

We were disappointed to read the negative review from 8/3/07. This is NOTHING like anything we have EVER experienced at Jam, and we eat there at least once a week. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

We have been going to Jam every weekend for breakfast for several years. The service is ALWAYS excellent and the wait staff are friendly and very accomodating. We frequently ask for substitutions to make menu items vegan (avacado instead of cheese, tofu instead of eggs, etc) and they have always acted happy to make the changes. The food is yummy, especially the Ty's Big Breakfast, a delicious spin on biscuits and gravy (you can sub grilled tofu for eggs if you are vegan). Jam uses fresh local produce and there are always gourmet soups and specials using whatever is in-season.

There have been some recent improvements to this already-excellent restaurant. There are new menu items including "bowls" of hash browns topped with gravy and wonderful crispy-on-the-outside Chai Oatmeal Blueberry pancakes, which we order as a side to our other tood because they are SO good. Jam also now has only Certified Humane eggs, which is the more stringent animal welfare rating for eggs, and vegan butter as an option (which is very good on the Chai pancakes).

We were disappointed to read the negative review from 8/3/07. This is NOTHING like anything we have EVER experienced at Jam, and we eat there at least once a week. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Food, Service, Vegetarian options, food comes very fast after you order

Cons: Sometimes a long wait for seating but that's because it is so popular; worth the wait!

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You know? I normally take reviews in stride. However, I simply must respond to the review posted on August 3 by ?kylezan?. I am the owner of Jam on Hawthorne and I do remember this couple. He did send his salmon hash back ? which is fine ? it happens, although VERY rarely. The problem is that he refused to let us make it right. He chose to be mad. Again, it happens.

I feel I must respond to this review ? point by point:

1. The crowds have not gone anywhere. I have owned Jam for well over a year and crowds have only increased. Yay!
2. It may have taken 1.5 hours to sign in on the wait list, wait, sit down, order and THEN get your food. It has never taken ? nor will it ever take ? 1.5 hours to get your food. That is a complete and utter fabrication.
3. On the day of this visit not one other plate of food was returned. None. Not a single one. I keep a log ? in case you wonder how I remember.
4. Nobody fed their food to their dog? unless it was a treat.
5. My staff is never freaked out and confused? unless it is as a result of rude customers. You will not find a better, happier or more appreciated staff at any restaurant in Portland.
6. Panic is not something I do. If you?ve eaten at Jam, you know this. These folks never once approached me or asked to talk to me. I did approach them and ask if there was something I could do ? but of course, they refused.
7. Finally, I challenge these folks to find another breakfast establishment where the owner is on site every single day working as hard as anyone else. I take pride in my restaurant. I want everyone to have a fabulous experience. Unfortunately, it is impossible to make everyone happy. I just really didn?t appreciate this malicious review.

Normally I would encourage an unsatisfied customer to try us again ? on me? but this time I think maybe we should skip the reunion.

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★★★★★

You know? I normally take reviews in stride. However, I simply must respond to the review posted on August 3 by ?kylezan?. I am the owner of Jam on Hawthorne and I do remember this couple. He did send his salmon hash back ? which is fine ? it happens, although VERY rarely. The problem is that he refused to let us make it right. He chose to be mad. Again, it happens.

I feel I must respond to this review ? point by point:

1. The crowds have not gone anywhere. I have owned Jam for well over a year and crowds have only increased. Yay!
2. It may have taken 1.5 hours to sign in on the wait list, wait, sit down, order and THEN get your food. It has never taken ? nor will it ever take ? 1.5 hours to get your food. That is a complete and utter fabrication.
3. On the day of this visit not one other plate of food was returned. None. Not a single one. I keep a log ? in case you wonder how I remember.
4. Nobody fed their food to their dog? unless it was a treat.
5. My staff is never freaked out and confused? unless it is as a result of rude customers. You will not find a better, happier or more appreciated staff at any restaurant in Portland.
6. Panic is not something I do. If you?ve eaten at Jam, you know this. These folks never once approached me or asked to talk to me. I did approach them and ask if there was something I could do ? but of course, they refused.
7. Finally, I challenge these folks to find another breakfast establishment where the owner is on site every single day working as hard as anyone else. I take pride in my restaurant. I want everyone to have a fabulous experience. Unfortunately, it is impossible to make everyone happy. I just really didn?t appreciate this malicious review.

Normally I would encourage an unsatisfied customer to try us again ? on me? but this time I think maybe we should skip the reunion.

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I have to tell you...don't be fooled by the crowd. Lately this spot has gone down hill and fast. Come to think of it, the crowds have gone away last time I drove by. My husband and I used to go all the time and get a decent breakfast, but a few weeks ago we went and had the worst dining experience ever. I still can't understand what has happened to the place. Under new management? New cook? Who knows and really who cares because the experience was so bad that we'll NEVER go back! It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food and when we did my husband?s plate looked like a dog's breakfast! I had been looking around at other tables and noticed quite a few other people were sending their food back with angry faces, one woman sitting outside sent her food back and when she was served her food for the second time, she ate a few bites and then gave it to her dog! We got our food right after that, and my husband had to send his back also. The salmon was non-existent and burnt to a crisp. It almost looked like it had fallen on the floor and been picked up. The toast that was supposed to come with it showed up 10 minutes later, ice cold. I looked into the kitchen from where we sat trying to figure out what was happening, the staff looked freaked-out and confused, the owner was in a sort of panic.

I just wanted to warn others. I rarely write reviews but this experience was so bad that I felt compelled to tell others to stay away. I could go on with what happened that day we were there but it's just not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to tell you...don't be fooled by the crowd. Lately this spot has gone down hill and fast. Come to think of it, the crowds have gone away last time I drove by. My husband and I used to go all the time and get a decent breakfast, but a few weeks ago we went and had the worst dining experience ever. I still can't understand what has happened to the place. Under new management? New cook? Who knows and really who cares because the experience was so bad that we'll NEVER go back! It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food and when we did my husband?s plate looked like a dog's breakfast! I had been looking around at other tables and noticed quite a few other people were sending their food back with angry faces, one woman sitting outside sent her food back and when she was served her food for the second time, she ate a few bites and then gave it to her dog! We got our food right after that, and my husband had to send his back also. The salmon was non-existent and burnt to a crisp. It almost looked like it had fallen on the floor and been picked up. The toast that was supposed to come with it showed up 10 minutes later, ice cold. I looked into the kitchen from where we sat trying to figure out what was happening, the staff looked freaked-out and confused, the owner was in a sort of panic.

I just wanted to warn others. I rarely write reviews but this experience was so bad that I felt compelled to tell others to stay away. I could go on with what happened that day we were there but it's just not worth it.

Pros: Wish I could think of one thing.

Cons: Everything!

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We noticed the huge crowds in front of this place on the weekends and decided to go on a weekday to be able to get a chance to try it out as we can't ever get anywhere early enough to beat the crowds. It's a small place and the staff are really friendly. The Stumptown coffee is good and they have decaf espresso which is a plus for me! I had the pesto scramble (which was good) and it came w/ a huge portion of hash browns (mostly crunchy which is how I like it!) and toast. You can make your own scramble or order one of the specials of the day. The lemon ricotta pancakes and chocolate french toast also sounded really good. They have panini's for lunch if you choose amongst other things. Great place, good variety. Definitely come back again when we can get there early!

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★★★★★

We noticed the huge crowds in front of this place on the weekends and decided to go on a weekday to be able to get a chance to try it out as we can't ever get anywhere early enough to beat the crowds. It's a small place and the staff are really friendly. The Stumptown coffee is good and they have decaf espresso which is a plus for me! I had the pesto scramble (which was good) and it came w/ a huge portion of hash browns (mostly crunchy which is how I like it!) and toast. You can make your own scramble or order one of the specials of the day. The lemon ricotta pancakes and chocolate french toast also sounded really good. They have panini's for lunch if you choose amongst other things. Great place, good variety. Definitely come back again when we can get there early!

Pros: Coffee, variety of food, vegetarian options

Cons: parking, gets crowded on weekends

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Met a friend for breakfast here at 9:30 on a Saturday morning, and it was a good choice. The wait was not too long (about 10 minutes) and the food was delicious - we both had scrambled eggs with red onion, tomatoes, ground mustard and some kind of cheese - it was delicious! Very comfortable and casual atmosphere. The waitresses were very busy, but attentive.

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★★★★☆

Met a friend for breakfast here at 9:30 on a Saturday morning, and it was a good choice. The wait was not too long (about 10 minutes) and the food was delicious - we both had scrambled eggs with red onion, tomatoes, ground mustard and some kind of cheese - it was delicious! Very comfortable and casual atmosphere. The waitresses were very busy, but attentive.

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Every time I've gone to Jam I have come away relaxed and impressed. On the days there is a wait, (semi-frequently on late weekend mornings) there is always Stumptown coffee for the line outside. Once seated there is a great selection of innovative specials, well done traditional egg dishes, and specials that even my picky 2 year old loves. (Don't miss the lemon-ricotta pancakes)! While the seating can get crowded, I've never waited over 15 minutes, and the food has always been prompt and hot, with frequent coffee refills. The servers are attentive and are happy to accomodate requests, such as a lukewarm soy vanilla steamer, (the picky 2 year old). Personal favorites are The Other One, a pleasing take on a traditional breakfast burrito of eggs, applewood smoked bacon and hashbrowns, the lemon ricotta pancakes, soft and moist with raspberry syrup, and the can't miss Northwest Scramble, complete with capers, smoked salmon and just enough cream cheese to keep the eggs fluffy. Overall this Hawthorne jem delivers quality food that is just different enough to keep me out of my other usual haunts, and is easy on my wallet when I'm there with family. Highly recommended in a city that knows how to eat breakfast!

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★★★★★

Every time I've gone to Jam I have come away relaxed and impressed. On the days there is a wait, (semi-frequently on late weekend mornings) there is always Stumptown coffee for the line outside. Once seated there is a great selection of innovative specials, well done traditional egg dishes, and specials that even my picky 2 year old loves. (Don't miss the lemon-ricotta pancakes)! While the seating can get crowded, I've never waited over 15 minutes, and the food has always been prompt and hot, with frequent coffee refills. The servers are attentive and are happy to accomodate requests, such as a lukewarm soy vanilla steamer, (the picky 2 year old). Personal favorites are The Other One, a pleasing take on a traditional breakfast burrito of eggs, applewood smoked bacon and hashbrowns, the lemon ricotta pancakes, soft and moist with raspberry syrup, and the can't miss Northwest Scramble, complete with capers, smoked salmon and just enough cream cheese to keep the eggs fluffy. Overall this Hawthorne jem delivers quality food that is just different enough to keep me out of my other usual haunts, and is easy on my wallet when I'm there with family. Highly recommended in a city that knows how to eat breakfast!

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I visit Jam on Hawthorne roughly once a week for breakfast. It has become a standard spot for my friends and I on the weekends because of its tasty food, prompt service and low prices.

The chocolate French Toast, Lemon Pancakes and scrambles are very nice. I usually, however, have just eggs. Gotta love eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrowns, coffee for under $10 these days!

Jam makes all its own jams on site--delicious. They use Stumptown Coffee.

If you want a tasty breakfast without spending a mint then check it out.

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★★★★☆

I visit Jam on Hawthorne roughly once a week for breakfast. It has become a standard spot for my friends and I on the weekends because of its tasty food, prompt service and low prices.

The chocolate French Toast, Lemon Pancakes and scrambles are very nice. I usually, however, have just eggs. Gotta love eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrowns, coffee for under $10 these days!

Jam makes all its own jams on site--delicious. They use Stumptown Coffee.

If you want a tasty breakfast without spending a mint then check it out.

Pros: Inexpensive, tasty food, prompt service

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Jam has been around for a couple of years. I hate to write a favourable review, because then I might have to get up earlier on the weekends to avoid the lines. They have a great wait staff; friendly, attentive and accomodating. The food is great. I love that they have vegetarian options and wonderful Stumptown coffee brewed right! This is THE BEST BREAKFAST PLACE in SE Portland, bar none. The music posters are wonderful as well. I hope Jam is around and serving the same great food for years and years and years.

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★★★★★

Jam has been around for a couple of years. I hate to write a favourable review, because then I might have to get up earlier on the weekends to avoid the lines. They have a great wait staff; friendly, attentive and accomodating. The food is great. I love that they have vegetarian options and wonderful Stumptown coffee brewed right! This is THE BEST BREAKFAST PLACE in SE Portland, bar none. The music posters are wonderful as well. I hope Jam is around and serving the same great food for years and years and years.

Pros: Great vegetarian options and nice people

Cons: Can't think of any. Crowds? Since it's becoming popular?

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Tried Jam on a Sunday morning at 8:30, based on a review in the Portland Monthly. Didn't wait for a table, which was nice. Seemed understaffed, with two servers for probably 8-10 tables. This made for sort of stressed out servers, and a really long wait for a latte. They serve Stumptown, but the latte tasted burned. Forgot we hadn't ordered and we had to remind her. Water glasses sat empty for long periods of time. I had the belgian waffle with warm fruit sauce, and it was so sweet I had to cut the whole middle of the waffle out. My husband tasted it and said it was like eating a pixie stick. All in all I was quite disappointed. Hopefully this was just a bad day, but I'm not sure I'll go back.

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★★☆☆☆

Tried Jam on a Sunday morning at 8:30, based on a review in the Portland Monthly. Didn't wait for a table, which was nice. Seemed understaffed, with two servers for probably 8-10 tables. This made for sort of stressed out servers, and a really long wait for a latte. They serve Stumptown, but the latte tasted burned. Forgot we hadn't ordered and we had to remind her. Water glasses sat empty for long periods of time. I had the belgian waffle with warm fruit sauce, and it was so sweet I had to cut the whole middle of the waffle out. My husband tasted it and said it was like eating a pixie stick. All in all I was quite disappointed. Hopefully this was just a bad day, but I'm not sure I'll go back.

Pros: Prompt seating, Light and bright

Cons: Stressed out servers, Long wait for coffee, Fruit sauce too sweet

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Not the fanciest breakfast joint in town, but they still make a mean breakfast sandwich and have great coffee.

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★★★★☆

Not the fanciest breakfast joint in town, but they still make a mean breakfast sandwich and have great coffee.

Pros: Nice Service, Good SE Location, Not as packed

Cons: A little greasy, Not that big

 

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