Nothing is more Portland than coupling two adult favorites: bacon and donuts, bars and sports leagues, and notably, beer and sandwiches. The following places are sandwich shop first, tavern second, and flavorful through and through.
This easy-to-miss deli, located inside 42nd Station, is part classic deli, part quaint sports bar. Whether you choose one of the sandwich combinations or make your own, start with the french loaf for the most bang for your buck.
If you're in the mood for a sandwich AND a pint, head next door to MCB owner John Stewart's bottle shop, Beer, and don't forget your sandwich.
Bunk is expanding the breadth of their service to drinks & bands without sacrificing quality. But beware, a lot of folks are aware of this & the place can get quite busy, meaning a sometimes long wait for sandwiches.
Visit Las Primas during the 3-6pm happy hour for cheap Peruvian street food and bottled beer. Watch some futbol and play some foosball to fully escape Portland for Peru.
While by definition Lardo refers to "a type of salume made by curing strips of fatback with rosemary and other herbs and spices," I think it may also refer your new nickname if you visit here more than twice a week. Even the juices on the vegetarian Rapini sandwich drip down your hands in the most deliciously, succulent way.
The industrial neighborhood is quickly becoming known as a foodie hot spot, one of those reasons is Olympic Provisions. Sate your hunger with a meaty sandwich and leave with some packaged salami to keep the jealous coworkers at bay.
This Pine State location boasts late Fri & Sat hours: open until one a.m.! If you're wandering down Alberta for a night cap but sick of the dark, noisy bar scene, stop in here for a spiked Arnold Palmer in a mason jar. Their cocktails rival their biscuits!
Tater tots have become a Portland institution, but Tilt reworks this food icon from scratch, with fresh potatoes, cheese, and breading that rivals hush puppies. And then there's the Parmesan (and dill!) fries!--and we haven't even gotten to the burgers yet. Just go there now.
Stop in late for a late lunch, between three and six, and enjoy a dollar off sandwiches & beer. Pair the Reuben with a porter & you probably won't even need dinner.
Portland Penny Diner packs all the sophistication of Paley's Imperial into breakfast sandwiches with hazelnut romesco, bagel puffs with cream cheese centers, and pickle plates of watermelon and fennel. Experience all the flavor of Imperial without all the pomp.