This month we have Catherine Dayger, a local amazing mom of a 1-year-old, brunch enthusiast and cancer scientist. Her family loves going to the Children’s Museum as well as to Tiny Talkers, a family sign-language class. She prefers brunch places with little to no waits so she can spend more time brunching down! Places like:
Radar, with crazy-good tapas!
Helser’s with crème fraiche everywhere!
The Diner Vancouver
Proud Mary, and Australian twist on amazing, with one of the best selections of in-house coffee in the world.
Mother’s, an absolute juggernaut of amazing world-class food.
Zell’s, featuring the tiniest delicious scones right when you sit down.
J & M, a local secret for slow mornings.
You can see them all on a google map by clicking here for the most epic brunch crawl ever! Is that a thing?
|What is your occupation?
|Program Manager of Collaborative Science at Knight Cancer Advanced Research Center. I help scientists work together on teams to develop new ways to to detect and stop lethal cancer earlier. Learn more here.
|Have you always lived in Portland? If not, when did you first move here? Where are you from before that?
|Born in Brooklyn, grew up in the Midwest, but I’ve been living in Portland for the last 12+ years.
|Do you have more roots in the West Side or the East Side of the Willamette River?
|East side, although I’ve lived on the West side too.
|What is your favorite brunch spot in Portland?
|Probably J & M Cafe, but I have a small group of faves.
|How do you feel about the television series Portlandia?
|Sometimes it’s startlingly accurate, so accurate as to be kinda boring?
|What is your favorite donut place in Portland?
|My recent fave is Doe Donuts, they made a m a z i n g beignets for Fat Tuesday.
|Would you rather attend a game of the Portland Timbers or Trailblazers? Or another event?
|I love going to Blazers games. I hope to 1 day get a selfie with Blaze!
|If you had a friend visiting Portland for a weekend, which part of town would you tell them to stay in, and why?
|I’d recommend you stay in inner-ish SE because there are lots of places to walk to eat, window shop, people watch, and gawk at cute houses. Also, I’m most familiar with it so I can point them towards my best picks!
Headshot photo credit Bree Mitchell