Hilton Unveils a New Breakfast Menu (and Lunch Extras)

Last month I stayed at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Club, as mentioned in this fuller piece about my fuller Portland experience.

When I’m on the lecture circuit (i.e., business travel), I’m loyal to the Hilton family of hotels. My number of stays earns enough points to enjoy a fairly lengthy stay at the Tokyo Hilton when I make my visits to Japan. In Tokyo, breakfast in the Executive Lounge means miso soup, onsen tamago, natto, rice, and much more as part of a traditional Japanese breakfast. (I seem to be the only Caucasian eating all of that food, as the others are doing doughnuts, cereal, bread, etc. from the Western breakfast buffet.)

Here in the United States, Hilton is unveiling an updated breakfast menu, and I was lucky to get a sneak peek just last month at Bistro 921, one of the property’s two restaurants:


Eggs Bennie: two poached eggs and shaved ham on a savory bread pudding with hollandaise sauce (the “overnight tomato,” marinated in balsamic and herbs, was especially delicious)


Vegetable Frittata: egg-white or eggs with grilled onions, roasted peppers and goat cheese served with side of red bliss potatoes, asparagus, oven-fired tomatoes, and green tomatillo sauce


Rum Raisin French Toast: brioche raisin bread topped with rum raisin sauce, garnished with cinnamon whipped cream (a fun dish for French toast lovers)


Lemony Griddle Cake: blueberry compote, powdered sugar, and garnished with candied lemon zest


Fresh Fruit Plate: fresh seasonal fruit tossed in lime-scented honey, served with banana nut bread


Steel Cut Oatmeal: served with raisins and brown sugar (fun, modern presentation!)


Granola Yogurt Parfait: nonfat Greek yogurt, wildflower honey, almond granola, cherry compote

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Bistro 921’s dining room (Photo courtesy of Hilton Portland & Executive Tower)

At Porto Terra in the Executive Tower, Chef Marissa Burback showed off some of her dishes as well:


Insalata Romesco: spicy mixed greens, romesco vinaigrette, white beans, crispy prosciutto, Rogue smoked blue cheese, toasted almonds


Butternut Ravioli: roasted root vegetables, marsala cream, hazelnuts, goat cheese (earthy and delicious)


Diavolo: spaghetti, prawns, calamari, yellowfin tuna, spicy tomato sauce, spinach (nice spice level!)


Tiramisu: marsala & espresso ladyfingers, mascarpone, chocolate, seasonal fruit

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A look inside Porto Terra (Photo courtesy of Hilton Portland & Executive Tower)

For those who don’t want to go out and explore Portland’s culinary scene, the culinary scene comes to you with convenience in either of the hotel’s restaurants.

Bistro 921 Restaurant & Bar on Urbanspoon

Porto Terra Tuscan Grill on Urbanspoon



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