It is a universally held truth that one of the best cures for a hangover is a meal easily held in a shaking hand that includes eggs, fried meat, gooey cheese, and toasted bread - in other words, a breakfast sandwich. Why? The carbs in the bread help ramp up your metabolism and get your body going faster to process the alcoholic remains of the night before. The protein provides essential amino acids, which give you energy. Eggs are key because they "contain large amounts of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver's easily depleted glutathione," according to HowStuffWorks.com. Whatever ... If you've ever been hungover (and really, who hasn't?) you know that a good, greasy breakfast sandwich can make you feel a whole lot better.
For where to find the best breakfast sandwiches in Portland, we turned to Malcolm Bedell of the From Away blog, who highlighted his favorites for Serious Eats and Ali Donohue's five local "bests" for Dispatch Magazine. We mapped them together, plus a few more recommendations, for our go-to guide to 13 breakfast sandwich standouts in Portland. Did we leave your favorite out? Let us know in the comments; give us a good quote and we'll add it to the map.