This is simply the best value hotel breakfast I have ever found. For $10 at the Ace Hotel, you can help yourself to a generous spread of eggs, breads, pastries, granola, yogurt, fruit, and any number of yummy local jams and chutneys. Tea is from local connoisseur blender Steven Smith and coffee is from the famed Stumptown Coffee roasters next door. It really was an unbelievable spread on a relatively modest budget. It's served in a small room on the second floor. The only downside is that it can reach capacity fairly quickly.
Sure, the Ace hotel is currently a super trendy place to stay in Portland, with its faux-military khaki chic and its super-hip bar and restaurant (Clyde Common) next door. But don't let that sway you. Go for the breakfast.