There are those who champion the burrito or wrap as the greatest vehicle for piles of more food. Others, the rice or noodle bowl. But for those who deem the sandwich supreme in delivering meat, cheese, and vegetables to your mouth, Portland has plenty of options.
Even nationally, Portland’s status as a sandwich destination has become the stuff of legend. Lardo has become a tourist magnet, so much so that they’re now posted up at the airport. Food personalities like J. Kenji Lopez-Alt go out of their way to stop at Jojo for a fried chicken sandwich. Spots like Sammich have appeared on the Food Network and national pubs like the Huffington Post. While the city has lost some of its sandwich greats in recent years — we’re looking at you, Summit Shack — there are still a number of stunning sandwich spots in town. From hot pastrami to cold deli subs to fried chicken sandwiches, here are the city’s top sandwich shops.
Note that this list is reserved for the non-breakfast and non-hamburger variety of sandwiches. For egg and cheese sandwiches, visit this list; burgers can be found here. Those looking for hot dogs here will sorely disappointed to learn that a hot dog is definitively not a sandwich.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More