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East Side Delicatessen Fills Goose Hollow’s Sandwich Void

The sandwich and salad spot replaces Laughing Planet

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East Side Delicatessen SW Park Ave.
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Founded in 2008, East Side Delicatessen has three locations around Portland offering made-to-order and pre-made sandwiches and salads, and it appears it’s about to add a fourth in the Goose Hollow neighborhood: A reader tip with photo (below) shows East Side Delicatessen is taking over the former Laughing Planet venue, at 1755 SW Jefferson St.

East Side Delicatessen owner Cory Eddy confirms the news, adding he hopes to begin stuffing hoagies this summer — just in time: A Subway location at the same intersection closed in 2016, so East Side’s move should deliver a solid option in what’s become a bit of a sandwich desert.

East Side Delicatessen makes meaty and vegetarian sandwiches, which you can either build yourself or opt for a house invention, like "The Sweet Hot Mess," a take-more-napkins-than-you-think sub of honey-bourbon-sauce-marinated roasted beef, with onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese.

Classics include the “East Side Italian,” Reubens, and meatball subs, and the vegetarian options are a mix of thoughtful inventions and those featuring meat substitutes, like vegan barbecue soy curls. Salads, soups, and more are also available.

East Side Delicatessen’s help wanted sign at 1755 SW Jefferson St.
Courtesy of a reader

East Side Delicatessen’s other locations are on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, North Lombard Street, and SW Park Avenue. For the most part, they operate daily for lunch and dinner.