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Hat Yai's Thai fried chicken, roti, and curry
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Portland's Most Epic Hangover Cures

Some say the hair of the dog, others say the whole dog

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Hat Yai's Thai fried chicken, roti, and curry
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So, you knocked back a few too many gin and tonics last night. Culinary comfort (and maybe ibuprofen) is on the immediate agenda. Well, help is on the way. After all, this is Portland, AKA Brunchville, USA. Ok, so maybe no one calls it that. Point is, food is here to help, and plenty of it is available for delivery or takeout, limiting the amount of stuff you have to do and people you have to deal with.

Below, we’ve curated the best of the best that Portland has to offer in its seemingly inexhaustible supply of hangover cures. These morning-after meals span a variety of cuisines, and you'll find plates inspired by Italy, Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, Hawaii, and more — proving that, just like there are more than a hundred ways to say cheers, there's also more than a hundred ways to knock out a hangover (or at least give it the college try). These recommendations are spread across the city's neighborhoods, so you won't have to add the headache of having to travel to your already pounding headache. (Note: The points on this map guide are not ranked; rather, they're organized geographically.)

A number of Portland restaurants have resumed patio service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Curry and Roti Set with Chicken at Hat Yai

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1605 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 764-9701
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Southern Thai shop Hat Yai’s curry and roti set provides an assortment of crucial hangover treatments: Crispy-fried, flaky roti for the weak stomach, juicy shallot-fried chicken for the protein, and dunk-able curry for a restorative touch of spice. But listen, if you need to just eat a sheet of roti and see how that goes, there’s no judgment here — this is just a website, after all. Hat Yai is open for pickup, in-house delivery, and outdoor dining.

Pictures of several trays of chicken, curry, and roti at Hat Yai, with a pair of hands holding ripped pieces of roti
Combo #1 at Hat Yai
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2. Sue Gee’s Bindae-tteok at Cameo Cafe

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8111 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 284-0401
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The Korean mung-bean pancake at this iconic diner arrives as a golden mass with healing veggies, beans, spices, and rice, with the added greasy-spoon-breakfast salve of two eggs, bacon, and toast. Cameo is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for takeout only. The Vancouver location does outdoor dining, as well.

3. Brunchwrap at MF Tasty Food Truck

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3925-3927, N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(602) 740-8861
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Though the breakfast burrito at this brightly colored cart on Williams is a heavy favorite on weekends, for those more tender hungover stomachs, the clear winner is the cheesy, egg-and-guacamole-loaded brunchwrap. The Oaxacan cheese blend is supported by onions and bacon lardons that are rendered to order. Limited patio seating —both covered and uncovered— is available. Open Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A wrap is seen held in two hands showing eggs and guacamole inside
The Brunchwrap @ MF Tasty
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4. Ackee & Saltfish at Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine

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3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd ste-A
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 432-8066
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Hungover patrons at Yaad Style, look no further than Jamaica’s national dish: ackee and saltfish. Here, lightly salted cod dots a map filled in mostly by ackee, a yellow savory tree fruit found in Jamaica but indigenous to West Africa. Fried peppers and onions play a major supporting role. This big, salty breakfast helps diners load up on carbs and replenish electrolytes. Open for takeout and delivery Tuesday through Sunday.

ackee, onions, peppers are seen on a plate next to fried plantain
Ackee & Saltfish @ Yaad Style
Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine PDX

5. Bernstein's Bagels

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816 N Russell St
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 883-1222
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When the hangover is bad enough, sometimes spice and grease ends up being more trouble than it’s worth. A perfectly chewy, still-warm bagel can do the trick for those seeking something simple to sop up the booze, and this brick-walled bagel shop is sure to deliver. The cafe is offering carry-out at a pickup window Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delivery and takeout only.

A hand holds a bagel stuffed with prosciutto, arugula, and schmear
A bagel sandwich at Bernstein’s
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6. Reggie Deluxe at Pine State Biscuits

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125 NE Schuyler St
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 477-6605
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This sloppy breakfast sandwich, with crunchy fried chicken dripping with gravy and blanketed with a fried egg, will either horrify you or bring you back to life on a bad hangover day. If gravy loaded fried chicken sandwiches are too rich, a plain biscuit works wonders. Limited patio seating is available, so ordering ahead is a wise move on a weekend. Takeout and delivery are both available to order via the website.

A fried chicken biscuit sandwich is seen on a plate surrounded by off-white sausage gravy
Reggie Deluxe @ Pine State Biscuits
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7. Birria Burrito @ Papi Chulo's

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611 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 206-6085
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Papi Chulo’s burrito-meets-birria combo has only been on the menu for a few weeks, but is an absolute monster hell-bent on filling up that morning-after stomach. Braised, juicy beef melds in cheesy harmony with cilantro and onions. Papi Chulo’s is open for takeout and delivery from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

8. Kalua Pig Sandwich at Ate-Oh-Ate

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2452 E. Burnside Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 445-6101
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The extra hot, grilled-to-order, semi-sweet Hawaiian-style bun wrapping up kalua pork with crunchy slaw is the surprise star at this casual Hawaiian cafe. It’s like biting into a warm hug (don't try this at home). Open seven days a week for delivery and takeout.

9. Nong's Khao Man Gai

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609 SE Ankeny St C
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 740-2907
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Nong Poonsukwattana’s version of this Thai comfort food staple is famously deceptively simple: chicken and rice. The sauce, broth, and accompaniments bring the magic. Find it at the east side restaurant. Open for takeout only, seven days a week. Delivery through DoorDash and Uber Eats.

10. Pho-Rench Dip at Lardo West

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1205 SW Washington St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-2490
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The iconic sandwich shop serves a baguette stuffed with shaved beef, hoisin, and sambal mayo with legit pho stock on the side for dipping. Get all the essential vitamins with an order of those dirty fries, topped with pork scraps, marinated peppers, fried herbs, and parm. Open daily for takeout and delivery.

11. #8 House Curry Noodle at Khao Moo Dang

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3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-6838
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This Thai rice, noodle, and pork joint serves up so many warming bowls that it’s honestly tough to choose. The #8 house curry, however, might be just what the doctor ordered after a night of one-too-many. Pork belly and loin sit beside a soft-boiled egg and yu choy greens atop a warm bowl of khao soi and silky-soft noodles. Open for delivery and take-out only, seven days a week.

12. Birria en Caldo at Birrieria PDX

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16544 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97236
(971) 336-6804

Sure, this red food truck serves all the Tijuana-style quesabirria staples, tortillas gooey or crispy with cheese for dunking in consome. But sometimes you have to go with a classic: just a simple bowl of braised beef soup, fragrant with cilantro and onions, grounded with guajillo and ancho chiles. The hypebeast version of this dish comes with instant ramen noodles, for those who want to level up. Birrieria PDX is open for takeout orders.

13. Vietnamese soups at Rose VL Deli

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6424 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 206-4344

These locally famous soups tend to sell out by noon, so a hangover is an ideal excuse for hauling yourself out of bed for another dose of these incredibly poised broths. A few are served daily, and all are worth sampling, especially the restaurant’s mi quang and the hard-to-find-elsewhere cao lau. Rose VL is open for takeout.

A table set up with a full cao lau set
Cao lau at Rose VL Deli
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14. Panzerotti at Bari Portland Food Cart

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Imagine a calzone that's deep fried, so it comes out piping hot, filled with gooey melted mozzarella and nourishing tomato sauce. This Foster-Powell food cart also offers panzerotti with more inventive fillings, like asparagus and prosciutto. Ordering the small size is not recommended. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

15. Menudo at Tambayan Restaurant

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6014 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 777-4217
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Menudo is a soup well-known for being a hangover killer from Mexico to the Philippines. This tomatoey, rich Filipino version is made with pork, instead of beef tripe like its Mexican counterpart. The tomato and pork are supported with hearty chunks of bell pepper and potato. Open for delivery and takeout Wednesday through Sunday.

1. Curry and Roti Set with Chicken at Hat Yai

1605 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
Pictures of several trays of chicken, curry, and roti at Hat Yai, with a pair of hands holding ripped pieces of roti
Combo #1 at Hat Yai
Christine Dong/Official

Southern Thai shop Hat Yai’s curry and roti set provides an assortment of crucial hangover treatments: Crispy-fried, flaky roti for the weak stomach, juicy shallot-fried chicken for the protein, and dunk-able curry for a restorative touch of spice. But listen, if you need to just eat a sheet of roti and see how that goes, there’s no judgment here — this is just a website, after all. Hat Yai is open for pickup, in-house delivery, and outdoor dining.

1605 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211

2. Sue Gee’s Bindae-tteok at Cameo Cafe

8111 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

The Korean mung-bean pancake at this iconic diner arrives as a golden mass with healing veggies, beans, spices, and rice, with the added greasy-spoon-breakfast salve of two eggs, bacon, and toast. Cameo is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for takeout only. The Vancouver location does outdoor dining, as well.

8111 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

3. Brunchwrap at MF Tasty Food Truck

3925-3927, N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
A wrap is seen held in two hands showing eggs and guacamole inside
The Brunchwrap @ MF Tasty
Ron Scott/EPDX

Though the breakfast burrito at this brightly colored cart on Williams is a heavy favorite on weekends, for those more tender hungover stomachs, the clear winner is the cheesy, egg-and-guacamole-loaded brunchwrap. The Oaxacan cheese blend is supported by onions and bacon lardons that are rendered to order. Limited patio seating —both covered and uncovered— is available. Open Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

3925-3927, N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

4. Ackee & Saltfish at Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine

3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd ste-A, Portland, OR 97212
ackee, onions, peppers are seen on a plate next to fried plantain
Ackee & Saltfish @ Yaad Style
Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine PDX

Hungover patrons at Yaad Style, look no further than Jamaica’s national dish: ackee and saltfish. Here, lightly salted cod dots a map filled in mostly by ackee, a yellow savory tree fruit found in Jamaica but indigenous to West Africa. Fried peppers and onions play a major supporting role. This big, salty breakfast helps diners load up on carbs and replenish electrolytes. Open for takeout and delivery Tuesday through Sunday.

3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd ste-A
Portland, OR 97212

5. Bernstein's Bagels

816 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227
A hand holds a bagel stuffed with prosciutto, arugula, and schmear
A bagel sandwich at Bernstein’s
Brooke Jackson-Glidden/EPDX

When the hangover is bad enough, sometimes spice and grease ends up being more trouble than it’s worth. A perfectly chewy, still-warm bagel can do the trick for those seeking something simple to sop up the booze, and this brick-walled bagel shop is sure to deliver. The cafe is offering carry-out at a pickup window Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delivery and takeout only.

816 N Russell St
Portland, OR 97227

6. Reggie Deluxe at Pine State Biscuits

125 NE Schuyler St, Portland, OR 97212
A fried chicken biscuit sandwich is seen on a plate surrounded by off-white sausage gravy
Reggie Deluxe @ Pine State Biscuits
Ron Scott/EPDX

This sloppy breakfast sandwich, with crunchy fried chicken dripping with gravy and blanketed with a fried egg, will either horrify you or bring you back to life on a bad hangover day. If gravy loaded fried chicken sandwiches are too rich, a plain biscuit works wonders. Limited patio seating is available, so ordering ahead is a wise move on a weekend. Takeout and delivery are both available to order via the website.

125 NE Schuyler St
Portland, OR 97212

7. Birria Burrito @ Papi Chulo's

611 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Papi Chulo’s burrito-meets-birria combo has only been on the menu for a few weeks, but is an absolute monster hell-bent on filling up that morning-after stomach. Braised, juicy beef melds in cheesy harmony with cilantro and onions. Papi Chulo’s is open for takeout and delivery from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

611 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

8. Kalua Pig Sandwich at Ate-Oh-Ate

2452 E. Burnside Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The extra hot, grilled-to-order, semi-sweet Hawaiian-style bun wrapping up kalua pork with crunchy slaw is the surprise star at this casual Hawaiian cafe. It’s like biting into a warm hug (don't try this at home). Open seven days a week for delivery and takeout.

2452 E. Burnside Ave
Portland, OR 97214

9. Nong's Khao Man Gai

609 SE Ankeny St C, Portland, OR 97214

Nong Poonsukwattana’s version of this Thai comfort food staple is famously deceptively simple: chicken and rice. The sauce, broth, and accompaniments bring the magic. Find it at the east side restaurant. Open for takeout only, seven days a week. Delivery through DoorDash and Uber Eats.

609 SE Ankeny St C
Portland, OR 97214

10. Pho-Rench Dip at Lardo West

1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

The iconic sandwich shop serves a baguette stuffed with shaved beef, hoisin, and sambal mayo with legit pho stock on the side for dipping. Get all the essential vitamins with an order of those dirty fries, topped with pork scraps, marinated peppers, fried herbs, and parm. Open daily for takeout and delivery.

1205 SW Washington St
Portland, OR 97205

11. #8 House Curry Noodle at Khao Moo Dang

3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

This Thai rice, noodle, and pork joint serves up so many warming bowls that it’s honestly tough to choose. The #8 house curry, however, might be just what the doctor ordered after a night of one-too-many. Pork belly and loin sit beside a soft-boiled egg and yu choy greens atop a warm bowl of khao soi and silky-soft noodles. Open for delivery and take-out only, seven days a week.

3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

12. Birria en Caldo at Birrieria PDX

16544 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97236

Sure, this red food truck serves all the Tijuana-style quesabirria staples, tortillas gooey or crispy with cheese for dunking in consome. But sometimes you have to go with a classic: just a simple bowl of braised beef soup, fragrant with cilantro and onions, grounded with guajillo and ancho chiles. The hypebeast version of this dish comes with instant ramen noodles, for those who want to level up. Birrieria PDX is open for takeout orders.

16544 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97236

13. Vietnamese soups at Rose VL Deli

6424 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
A table set up with a full cao lau set
Cao lau at Rose VL Deli
Nick Woo/EPDX

These locally famous soups tend to sell out by noon, so a hangover is an ideal excuse for hauling yourself out of bed for another dose of these incredibly poised broths. A few are served daily, and all are worth sampling, especially the restaurant’s mi quang and the hard-to-find-elsewhere cao lau. Rose VL is open for takeout.

6424 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

14. Panzerotti at Bari Portland Food Cart

Portland, OR

Imagine a calzone that's deep fried, so it comes out piping hot, filled with gooey melted mozzarella and nourishing tomato sauce. This Foster-Powell food cart also offers panzerotti with more inventive fillings, like asparagus and prosciutto. Ordering the small size is not recommended. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

15. Menudo at Tambayan Restaurant

6014 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

Menudo is a soup well-known for being a hangover killer from Mexico to the Philippines. This tomatoey, rich Filipino version is made with pork, instead of beef tripe like its Mexican counterpart. The tomato and pork are supported with hearty chunks of bell pepper and potato. Open for delivery and takeout Wednesday through Sunday.

6014 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206

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