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John Street Cafe Restaurant Review: Despite ongoing gentrification, there still aren't a lot of dining options in this northernmost outpost of Portland. But this friendly and immaculate diner has been a neighborhood mainstay for years. Traditional breakfast fare is well prepared, with an emphasis on inventive omelets. The avocado, bacon and Jack cheese omelet is probably the most popular, but others, such as the Cajun rock shrimp number, are also well worth trying. Sides such as hash browns, buttered toast, and even the mandatory sliced orange all measure up to standards set by the main dish. Think outside the norm and try the black currant and filbert pancakes. Lunch-goers may want to consider the quesadillas or the blackened fish sandwich. When the sun shines, dine outdoors on the patio, and expect to wait for a table on weekends.