Friendly, Fast, Fantastic Food. A touch of Louisiana at this cozy bit of Cajun country in Portland. Tucked quietly off the beaten path on Deering Avenue, Bayou Kitchen is the best breakfast place in Portland. The atmosphere is friendly, the service fast, and the pancakes and scramble fantastic. In my opinion, it has some of the best Cajun food outside Louisiana. I especially recommend the pancakes and the Jambalaya (beware, it's spicy). Bayou Kitchen is small, but don't let its unassuming appearance dissuade you from entering. Come early and with an empty stomach, but not too often. I don't want this place to become another Becky's Dinner, where you need to wait an hour for a seat during tourist season.