7820 SW Capitol Highway, 245-5457. Breakfast and lunch daily.
Fat City is located in small-town West Portland, on a quaint street in Multnomah Village where regulars sit in seafoam booths over their regular eggs and sausage breakfast as they talk hunting, the G.I. Bill and reconstructive hip surgery. In décor, it's as if Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives threw up all over the walls: Every square inch is covered in rusty license plates or vintage Northwest road signs that read "Entering Portland" and "Oregon Trail," while news clippings and school pictures of unidentified kids peer up at you from underneath the glass tops of tables. The Fat City sizzle at $10.95 is a densely packed portion of hash browns, generous chunks of ham and cheddar, green pepper and two hunks of eggs thrown on top of a pancake. The $3.95 cinnamon roll is the size of a teacup chihuahua and layered with cinnamon and sugar. And even if you've never been before, it looks like a place you've spent your whole life. And after one of its heavy meals, it might be where you spend the rest of it.