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Last year's Country Brunch starred six-week old Sunshine Dairy calf Sandy.

Portland Monthly will host its 6th annual Country Brunch on Saturday, May 20 at Rossi Farms, complete with Wild West-vibe storefronts and a very rustic barn dating back to 1880. Brunch on bites from nine of the city’s most brunch-happy eateries, from Besaw’s to Lauretta Jean’s to Vivienne. We’re talking fried chicken biscuit sandwiches, surprising breakfast porridge with pistachios and candied lemon, and pork and hominy stew. For devoted day drinkers, the Bloody Mary Smackdown returns with Raven & Rose (last year’s champ), Doug Fir Lounge, Olympia Provisions and others competing for the winning title.

If brunch and booze aren’t incentive enough, proceeds from our event will benefit Curriculum of Cuisine’s culinary education programs for high school students. We’ve also got The June Bugs ready to keep us country groovin’ all brunch long.

Ready to join us? Get tickets here.

Country Brunch

VIP entry 10 a.m., general admission 11 a.m. Sat May 20, Rossi Farms, $40–50

Country Brunch Restaurants

Besaw’s

Fried Egg, I’m In Love

La Moule

Lauretta Jean’s

Pine State Biscuits

Prasad/Harlow

Seastar Bakery

Verdigris

Vivienne

Bloody Mary Smackdown Bars

Doug Fir Lounge

Irving Street Kitchen

Olympia Provisions

Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

Raven & Rose

Red Star Tavern

The Solo Club

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Doug Fir Lounge

Late Night, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Patio, Recommended Menu, Specialty Cocktails 830 E Burnside

The Doug Fir is a bustling east-side hangout adjacent to the ultra-hip Jupiter Hotel. Once inside, the distinctively Northwest decor—think log cabin modern—a...

The Solo Club

$ Asian 2110 NW Raleigh St.

The sister bar of Besaw’s, the ancient brunch staple recently moved to sleek new digs on NW 21st, is a dreamy, bitters-fueled Bali Ha’i, where a wicker motor...

Red Star Tavern

$$$ New American, Pacific Northwest 503 SW Alder St.

A fresh take on comfort food classics, including steamed mussels flavored with bacon and tequila and smoked shrimp cakes drizzled with a chipolte aioli.

Irving Street Kitchen

$$$ New American 701 NW 13th St

Upon entering Irving Street Kitchen, you’ll first be faced with the bar, which is hooked up to 10 curved steel “taps” for their cask-to-tap wine system that ...

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Verdigris

$$$ Breakfast / Brunch, French 1315 NE Fremont St

It’s OK, it’s happened, we’ve all done it: you have confused “standing in line” with “having a great brunch.” Verdigris, a dignified little white-walled room...

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Harlow

$$ Gluten-Free, Vegan 3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd

A juicer’s whir soundtracks the chic hippie paradise Harlow, where every meal is an excuse to savor a rainbow of plant-based plates and fruit- and veggie-pac...

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Pine State Biscuits

$ Breakfast / Brunch Multiple Locations

Yes, ladies and gents. This is the home of the Reggie—two biscuits sandwiching buttermilk- battered fried chicken, bacon, melted cheese, and gravy; the one t...

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La Moule

$$ French 2500 SE Clinton St

At La Moule, St. Jack’s Francophile chef Aaron Barnett reintroduces Portland to mussels and fries with a globe-spanning take on Belgium’s national dish, plus...

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Olympia Provisions

$$ Mediterranean, Pacific Northwest, Sandwiches 107 SE Washington St.

Since 2009, salumist Elias Cairo has been forging the resurgence of American charcuterie, spreading his pork-proud gospel to the epicurean edges of the count...

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Raven & Rose

$$ 1331 SW Broadway

Set in the historic Ladd Carriage House on SW Broadway downtown, chef Troy Furuta serves up English and Irish cuisine full of whole roasts, puddings, and terrines. Also check out the Rookery Bar upstairs for killer cocktails from bartender Dave Shenaut.

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Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry

$ Bakery, Breakfast / Brunch 4128 NE Sandy Blvd

There are no gimmicks or flashy flavors at Hollywood's Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry, a low-key, light-filled café where you can play book hermit with a mug ...

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Lauretta Jean's

$ Bakery, Breakfast / Brunch Multiple Locations

Lauretta Jean’s is many things: a pie sanctuary, a biscuit destination, a date haven. The room, folksy and spare, is given to Neil Young croons and small tab...

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Besaw's

$$ American, Breakfast / Brunch 1545 NW 21st Ave

The term “power breakfast” springs to mind as soon as you lean back against the jade green banquettes at Besaw’s gussied-up new digs. The 113-year-old café r...

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