3848 SE Gladstone St., 719-6449, shutupandeatpdx.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Shut Up and Eat is like a warm blankie for the citified East Coaster—an all-purpose home to mortadella, meatball and cheesesteak that has expanded in the past couple years to not only a miniscule market and flat-screened sports bar in the back, but also a singular brunch spot. Each meal begins with a mini-bloody mary, of course, for a mere $5. The housemade English muffin is a thing of wonder, a crumpetlike round that's spongy inside and fried to a crisp that strikes the ideal balance of yolk-soaked bread and buttery crunch. While that's the crown on this sub shop's all-day breakfast menu, it's in good company with the grilled portobello that's a bacon alternative on any 'wich. Choose basic—egg, bacon, cheese—or cement your food coma with chicken-fried steak and blue cheese, washed down with Irish coffee.