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Big-Ass Sandwiches Opens Big-Time Brick-and-Mortar

Northeast now has a permanent shot of gigantic sandwiches.

New Big-Ass permanent digs.
New Big-Ass permanent digs.
Facebook/Big-Ass Sandwiches

Big-Ass's Burning Sensation with Genoa salami, pepperoni, provolone, pickled vegetables, mustard sauce, and fries. [Photo: Facebook/Big-Ass Sandwiches]

Local legends/Big-Ass Sandwiches owners Brian and Lisa Wood are up and running in their new brick-and-mortar location at 5663 NE Glisan Street. After six years serving unforgettably super-sized sandwiches from a cart, the crew is savoring their comparatively spacious digs, six-tap beer bar, air-conditioning, and sharing all the glory on Facebook. See: "We officially know what a half ton of potatoes looks like."

After almost a week of heavy foot traffic and several sold-out nights, Big-Ass Sandwiches is finally keeping up. But hungry newcomers should come early just in case they want to try new offerings like nacho fries, an appropriately massive meatball sandwich, or a French Dip which comes with a seven-hour au jus.

"It couldn't be more perfect," says Lisa Wood. "And the history of that place is really great. One of the reasons why we added the cold sandwiches is because the place used to be something called the Sandwich Depot and Deli. It was really beloved in the neighborhood, so we feel honored to bring that back a little bit."

Old favorites are still available, as well as new "Regular Ass" sized sandwiches for those out there without big-ass stomachs. Visit Big-Ass Sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. It's closed on Mondays.

— Jonathan Hall

Big-Ass Sandwiches

304 SE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204