March 10, 2007
Times Visited: 10+
Portland is a town of similar tofu scrambles – somewhat sauteed plain tofu with veggies of your choice, plopped on a plate requiring salt, pepper and hot sauce, or whatever you’re into.
Jam on Hawthorne fortunately takes it one step further – not only is their tofu more cooked than others, but they’ll add things like curry powder, garlic and cajun spices – and often will veganize the special scramble of the day.
Made with local produce that came from Uncle Paul’s across the street, my most recent scramble was a ‘make your own’ that I ordered with garlic, spinach, roasted red peppers and black beans. The ‘make your own plate’ (mine was $7.25) comes with Jam’s hash
browns and a side of toast, always dry, ready for their lovely homemade jam. My table had blueberry, though I longingly looked at other tables with strawberry-mango and pear chai. Jam also stocks multiple types of hot sauces, and sells the local favorite, Secret Aardvaark.
In a neighborhood of Hot Lips, Grand Central, Uncle Paul’s and more, Jam is certainly a local favorite of mine.
-Vegan-friendly and familiar wait-staff.
-I’ve been offered soy margarine.
-Great drink selection, featuring organic Columbia Gorge juices
-Tofu scramble, a wrap and maybe a sandwich are the only vegan options – but get creative!
*Jam on Hawthorne now offers a vegan scramble with their house spice mix of basil, oregano and cumin.
8/20/07 Jam on Hawthorne’s updated menu also includes the new addition of a vegan tofu wrap as well as wheat-free (though not gluten free) blueberry chai pancakes. Personally, I found them too thick for me and a little short on blueberries, but pleasant and a nice change of pace if I’m ever just not in the mood for a scramble. They’re served with earth balance margarine and maple syrup at no extra charge.
Breakfast Scramble with hashbrowns and toast
Rating: 4.25 out of 5
Address: 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
Hours: T-F 7:30-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 7:30-3pm