Thursday, October 4, 2012
Good Eats: Helser’s on Alberta, Portland, Oregon
Helser’s on Alberta 1538 NE Alberta St., (503) 281-1477. Daily 7am-3pm; $. Breakfast is served all day in this simple corner spot, with a $4.95 early bird special available weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. (note that coffee is not included with the special but is included with the regular breakfast, making any savings almost a wash). The usual is done nicely, but you’ll want to try some of the specialties: smoked salmon or mushroom hash, an array of Benedicts, a Scotch egg (a hard-boiled egg wrapped in bratwurst, then lightly breaded and fried) with potato pancakes and horseradish cream, a German pancake/Dutch baby. Lunch items are also available from 11:30 a.m.