Bars, Diners, Breakfast & Brunch
Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Adress: 6423 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 285-7177
- turned_in_notHealth Score100 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForBreakfast
- local_parkingParkingPrivate Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- turned_in_notGood For Happy HourYes
- calendar_todayBest NightsFri, Sat, Sun
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingYes
- tvHas TVYes
- scatter_plotHas Pool TableYes
Nite Hawk is an unassuming gem of Interstate. Living nearby, I know just where to head for a classic diner vibe and fantastic Club Sandwich.
Prices are fair and standard for diner food, service is wonderful, parking is open and attainable in the lot, and I always know what to expect. Consistency!
The main dining room is smaller and clean. There's an attached back room bar that seems a little odd but that'a really every diner in Portland. There's some outdoor tables to enjoy a drink as well which is a nice touch.
Highly recommend if you're looking for a classic diner experience on a rainy day. Bring a book, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a seat at the bar to enjoy a slice of pie or Club!
What a fun bar! Staff is rad; Bfast is worth waking up for & Late night Happy Hour bites; Pool tables, Oregon Slot Lottery & a ton of TV screens playing sports - great landmark spot to chat with good people & easy location right off the interstate & the exit is Rosa Parks on the TriMet.
Go give your money to the guys behind the bar, they're on it & really make your day. Get there!
Breakfast is here, and that's why we came. A friend had this place on her short list for a long time, and breakfast is breakfast, so in we came. It was actually a lot better than I expected. Photos make it look comparable to Denny's and it wasn't.
She and I split 3 hot cakes, an order of biscuits of and gravy, and the standard breakfast (2 eggs, potatoes, and toast) with the addition of a hamburger steak. So, here we go.
The hot cakes were actually very good, as hot cakes go. They looked pretty weak from the photos, but they were nice and thick. Of course, they were served with fake syrup (blech).
The biscuits and gravy came smothered in your typical weird and congealed white blob of gravy. I assume this is to cover up the weak biscuit game? It didn't work, though. I definitely noticed. The sausage in the gravy wasn't bad, and came in big chunks.
The eggs and toast were eggs and toast. You could buy that loaf from Safeway and make your own rubbery scrambled eggs at home. The hamburger steak was, as my friend described, just ground and unseasoned meat shaped into a patty. But the hashbrowns, once smothered in salt and pepper, were great! Nice and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Not too shabby.
What I don't get is how a place like this costs the same as a place like Jam On Hawthorne or Byways. There's clearly a difference in quality, ambiance, service, and over all goodness factor that's just not apparent in the price.
New go-to breakfast joint in the hood.
My GF and i have been gutted since The Overlook closed (R.I.P.). Haven't really been able to find a good, no-fuss, un-pretentious breakfast restaurant here in North Portland. Had been thinking of Maxing all the way down to Bertie Lou's in Sellwood, just to get some respectable biscuits & gravy.
Now there is no need. Had a delectable, delightful classic breakfast of two eggs, over medium, FOUR slices of bacon (!!!!), toast, and hash browns. Girlfriend had the french toast plate. Eggs were cooked to perfection (not easy w/ over-medium eggs), bacon was crispy but not dry. It was real thick-cut Oregon bacon, as well, for additional bonus points. Hash browns were the perfect consistency, cubed and crispy as you could hope for. I ate every last crumb, including the sprig of parsley, as did my girlfriend.
Girlfriend had a mimosa with orange juice, while i stuck with black coffee. She was stoked on the mimosa and i was satisfied with the coffee. Nothing too elaborate, but it wasn't old and burned as diner coffee can be, at times.
So so glad to have a breakfast nook one Max stop away from us. Made for an exquisite post-art show comedown zone, with a quaint mixture of local roughnecks and cute families. Service was friendly and exceptional, as well! Had a conversation about a convertible full of Great Danes while watching someone march an oversized painting down Interstate Ave. I love old, weird Portland, and the Nighthawk is a slice of that authenticity.
Friendly tip: they don't serve waffles or sausage gravy after 1 P.M. Get their early if you want the whole breakfast experience!
I have one word.. "family". The owner Bill is the man! The accountant in the office, Marcus, is great, a brother to all. Bless him. Food is good, atmosphere is great, love the big nite bird sign looks gorgeous on Rosa parks way.