21 great Portland restaurants that take brunch reservations

"It’s safe to assume that if you’re planning to do weekend brunch, you’re going to be waiting in line. But it doesn’t need to be that time-consuming if you don't want it to. Here are 21 Portland brunch restaurants that all take reservations:

HEADWATERS: Vitaly Paley’s newest downtown Portland restaurant -- in the historic Heathman Hotel -- dives deep into fish and brunch classics every weekend. Find an excellent crab Luigi, here overlaid with Serrano ham; a crisp, chewy bagel smeared with smoked herring spread; and a jiggly egg-topped croque madame on crisp country bread.

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Hotel dining makes a comeback

"Luxurious, old-school hotel dining is already making a comeback. Here’s who’s who in the ever-evolving Portland hotel dining scene:

Headwaters: Chef Vitaly Paley is spearheading seafood’s much-awaited renaissance in the Heathman’s updated restaurant space. The spectacular Russian tea service features an array of tiny, immaculate cakes (thanks to pastry chef Elizabeth Clements) and savory zakuski.

Imperial: In case you just can’t get enough of Paley-in-hotels, the powerhouse chef is also behind Hotel Lucia’s restaurant. And it happens to be one of the best in town, hotel or not, for comforting brunch plates and wood-fire-grilled meats."

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Around the world in 5 Portland Restaurants

"Drawing on the chef’s Slavic heritage, Headwaters offers a Russian afternoon tea service in an elegant wood-paneled salon, with a crystal chandelier, wood-burning fireplace and a collection of samovars, behind the main dining room.

"Start your afternoon by choosing from a selection of teas, including the Georgian Caravan, a smoked black tea blended specifically for Headwaters by local favorite Steven Smith Teamaker. When that last sip is complete, work your way through the trays of savory and sweet bites that might include blini with caviar, mushroom piroshki, khachapouri (Georgian cheese bread), Ukrainian poppy seed rolls, halvah and a sour-cream-and-walnut cake, from Paley’s grandmother’s recipe."

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Easter Events in Portland

"The Headwaters dining room will serve their a la carte brunch menu on Easter Sunday, or guests can experience the Easter buffet upstairs. A selection of Headwaters favorites will be highlighted at the buffet, including a variety of items from the Sea Bar, a selection of artisan cheeses, a charcuterie plate, carving stations including Roast Prime Rib, Leg of Lamb, and a Spiced House Cured Ham, an omelette station, a savory buffet with brunch favorites including Eggs Benedict, French Toast, & Fresh Steelhead Salmon, and a dessert bar filled with Petit Cookies, Honey Cake Squares, Chocolate Cupcakes, Petit Fours, and Chocolate Tarts."

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Headwaters, Portland

"We went straight to brunch after landing in Portland last Saturday. Headewaters at The Heathman Hotel, located in the heart of downtown, has great decor and even better food! We barely got to sip our mimosa and old fashioned before all the dishes started coming out! For starters, we had smoked salmon and sablefish with smoked herring schmear and this amazing chorizo scrambled eggs on flatbread. The fish was so fresh and the flatbread was simply mouthwatering!"

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Try These 19 New Happy Hours in Portland

"[Happy Hour at Headwaters] includes options like the Headwaters burger with white cheddar ($8) and a Tarte Flambée with clams, bacon, and crème fraiche ($9). Glasses of house wines are $7, while Headwaters continues with the Imperial traditional of two different cocktails on tap for $5 each."

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9 Perfect Locations for Your Rehearsal Dinner

"Headwaters’ Private Dining applies the same rigor and creativity of food, beverage and the meticulousness service you will find at all Chef Vitaly Paley restaurants. 
Headwaters’ offers all types of menus, from standing cocktail reception hors d'oevures to buffet & family-style meals to plated and coursed dinners. You will find the same award winning, locally driven cuisine they have become known for, at your event."

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