Growing up, fried rice was my ultimate comfort food. My mom would throw leftover rice into a pan with veggies, soy sauce, and an egg--and I'd instantly feel better, no matter what was ailing me. Now, fried rice is just as qualified to comfort anything from hangovers to heartache, and here are the best places in Portland to get your fix.
Tiny Korean noodle joint with handmade noodles and barbecued meats. Try the awesome kimchi fried rice whenever you're feeling down, it'll perk you right up.
Fantastic homestyle thai from a husband-and-wife team, but be prepared to wait. I love the mint and apples in the salad rolls, and the soups are among the best in town.
The best view in Portland w/ a side of sophisticated and modern Asian cuisine. Greg Gourdet is one of the best chefs in PDX, and his new brunch is crazy good. Vegan/GF friendly.
The name means “to bring good things” and this Thai comfort food spot surely delivers. Hip decor meets delish dishes, both adventurous and familiar. Bonus: they've got an awesome happy hour, and you can catch a great post-meal movie at Laurelhurst Theater across the street.
One of the best happy hour menus in town with amazing decor. You can load up a whole table with $2-$5 Vietnamese appetizers like fish sauce wings, papaya salad, and shrimp-wrapped sugarcanes.
Surprisingly delicious and super fresh Thai food that's perfectly situated for a snack break while you're window shopping on Nob Hill. Try the crab fried rice!
Family-owned Hawaiian/Asian comfort food, serving up filling dishes like Kalua Pork fried rice and drunken noodles topped with Spam.