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Fuller's Coffee Shop

136 N.W. Ninth, Portland, OR - (503) 222-5608
Posted By Deborah Pastor on 7/27/2010 12:15:00 PM
At first, Fullers looked like a typical diner. Fantastic omelets, food served piping hot of the griddle, and waitresses who kept filling up my coffee cup. But how many typical diners have homemade whole wheat bread with homemade marionberry jam on the side? How about coffee that tastes as if it had just been brewed as opposed to sitting on the burner too long? I highly recommend Fuller's but keep in mind that this is a real diner not some retro "fusion" version of one. Everyone sits together at the countertop. I thought is was cosy and promoted great service, other people kept asking where the tables were.

I enjoyed the "famous" omelet with fresh vegetables, cheese and ham. Somehow, it was big but still light and perfectly cooked- a far cry from the greasy spoon eggs that make me queasy by the end of a meal. My partner liked his pancakes, especially with the marionberry jam. They were too large and fluffy for my taste.

I could tell that this is the type of place with great cinnamon buns and marionberry pie - but we were too full to find out.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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Actually, the toast comes on a separate plate, but we arranged it around everything else for the picture's sake. Note the crisp bacon ... and the crusty but soft hash browns. This is the way we like to start our day!
"Actually, the toast comes on a separate plate, but we arranged it around everything else for the picture's sake. Note the crisp bacon ... and the crusty but soft hash browns. This is the way we like to start our day!"
Michael Stern





I was never offered a bite (and honestly was too busy with my bacon and cheese omelet), but this dish was photo-worthy for sure.  The syrup came heated, a nice and rare touch.
"I was never offered a bite (and honestly was too busy with my bacon and cheese omelet), but this dish was photo-worthy for sure. The syrup came heated, a nice and rare touch."
greer westerink


Good coffee is a Portland hallmark. Fuller's serves it in abundance. Buy one cup, get refills throughout the meal.
"Good coffee is a Portland hallmark. Fuller's serves it in abundance. Buy one cup, get refills throughout the meal."
Michael Stern


There are no tables at Fuller's. Its two U-shaped counters make for speedy service and a quiet sense of camaradarie among customers and staff. Here the waitress refills a coffee cup.
"There are no tables at Fuller's. Its two U-shaped counters make for speedy service and a quiet sense of camaradarie among customers and staff. Here the waitress refills a coffee cup."
Michael Stern


Known on the menu as simply
"Known on the menu as simply "Our Famous Omelet", this belly buster is loaded with onion, tomato, ham, cheese and mushrooms. Hope you are hungry!"
Cliff Strutz


This great, old neon clock hangs behind the cash register and adds to the genuine coffee shop atmosphere.
"This great, old neon clock hangs behind the cash register and adds to the genuine coffee shop atmosphere."
Cliff Strutz


Fuller's wall gallery includes the cover of <U>Eat Your Way Across the USA</U>, an earlier guide book in which we called it
"Fuller's wall gallery includes the cover of Eat Your Way Across the USA, an earlier guide book in which we called it "a simple place, easy to love.""
Michael Stern


A very inconspicuous place in an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood now known as The Pearl District, Fuller's is a steady beacon of good eats.
"A very inconspicuous place in an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood now known as The Pearl District, Fuller's is a steady beacon of good eats."
Michael Stern



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