clock menu more-arrow no yes

Welcome to Club Sandwich Power Hour, Starting NOW

View as Map

Clockwise from top left: Hungry Tiger Too [Photo: Dana G./Yelp]; Kenny & Zuke's [Photo: Facebook]; Cafe Nell [Photo: Facebook]; Nosh on Seventh [Photo: Facebook]

Is Portland, as one Eater commenter eloquently put it, "too cool for a club sandwich"? The simple sandwich — usually a double-decker affair with turkey, bacon, and large toothpicks — is a greasy spoon cold-item classic. But for all of Portland's haute sandwich shops, few attempt to tackle the dish; with that in mind, we're taking this next hour to shine light on the classic clubhouse in this, Club Sandwich Power Hour. And away we go:

Last Friday, we asked readers to name-drop their favorite club sandwiches around town. Here now, Portland's top clubs, according to Eater readers:



Essential club sandwich update, 12:15p.m.: Its $6 steak gets all the love, but SE's infamous Acropolis "Steakhouse" also has a club sandwich on the menu. It's $4.50, which includes fries.

broderclub150s.jpgEssential club sandwich update, 12:25p.m.: A club sandwich BLAST FROM THE PAST: In 2011, Serious Eats took a serious food porny look at the non-traditional club sandwich at Broder, which features house-cured gravlax and horseradish cream.

Essential club sandwich update, 12:37p.m.: If you ever happen to find yourself in a Cheesecake Factory, one reader offers this pro-tip: "the club sandwich at The Cheesecake Factory is my go-to club. Yes, it's huge and served on a platter. And it's a chain and not Portland cool. It's the only thing I ever order there, but I love it — it's perfect. Get it with the salad instead of fries."

Essential club sandwich update, 12:45p.m.:
The conversation now turns to what makes a "classic" club. Does it matter what poultry is inside a club sandwich? Let your voice be heard here:

Poll results


· All Previous Greasy Spoons Week Coverage [Eater PDX]

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Overlook Restaurant

Copy Link
1332 N Skidmore St
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 288-0880

The traditional club at the old-school Overlook gets props from one reader: the house version comes with your choice of ham or bacon as the pork product atop the turkey.

2. broder

Copy Link
2508 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 736-3333
Visit Website

Perhaps Portland's top "haute" club sandwich, this gem at Broder features house-cured gravlax in lieu of turkey, and pairs it with bacon, avocado, tomato, and horseradish cream.

3. Fuller's Coffee Shop

Copy Link
136 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-5608

The representative sandwich at Fuller's Coffee Shop falls into the non-traditional category, using chicken salad instead of turkey, but it's on the menu as the definitive "The Club."

4. Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen

Copy Link
1038 SW Stark St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-3354
Visit Website

Kenny & Zuke's offers a regular turkey club, but changes are those visiting this famous downtown deli are eating the "Deli Club," which features a double-decker of pastrami, turkey, and Swiss cheese.

5. NePo 42

Copy Link
5403 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 288-8080
Visit Website

NePo's "Killingsworth chicken club" offers a non-traditional take, with grilled chicken, ham, caramelized onions, bacon, and cheddar.

6. Hungry Tiger Too

Copy Link
207 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 238-4321
Visit Website

Vegans can enjoy their version of the club sandwich at the Hungry Tiger, Too, where the club arrives with tempeh bacon and Tofurkey.

7. Cafe Nell

Copy Link
1987 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 295-6487

NW's Cafe Nell serves what it confidently calls the "King of the Club Sandwich," featuring all the usual ingredients and both ham and bacon.

8. Nosh

Copy Link
Se 7th and Lincoln
Portland, OR

The Central Eastside's casual spot Nosh on Seventh does a classic club on sourdough, and fans praise its size and simplicity.

Loading comments...

1. Overlook Restaurant

1332 N Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97217

The traditional club at the old-school Overlook gets props from one reader: the house version comes with your choice of ham or bacon as the pork product atop the turkey.

1332 N Skidmore St
Portland, OR 97217

2. broder

2508 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Perhaps Portland's top "haute" club sandwich, this gem at Broder features house-cured gravlax in lieu of turkey, and pairs it with bacon, avocado, tomato, and horseradish cream.

2508 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202

3. Fuller's Coffee Shop

136 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

The representative sandwich at Fuller's Coffee Shop falls into the non-traditional category, using chicken salad instead of turkey, but it's on the menu as the definitive "The Club."

136 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

4. Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen

1038 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Kenny & Zuke's offers a regular turkey club, but changes are those visiting this famous downtown deli are eating the "Deli Club," which features a double-decker of pastrami, turkey, and Swiss cheese.

1038 SW Stark St
Portland, OR 97205

5. NePo 42

5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

NePo's "Killingsworth chicken club" offers a non-traditional take, with grilled chicken, ham, caramelized onions, bacon, and cheddar.

5403 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

6. Hungry Tiger Too

207 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Vegans can enjoy their version of the club sandwich at the Hungry Tiger, Too, where the club arrives with tempeh bacon and Tofurkey.

207 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

7. Cafe Nell

1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209

NW's Cafe Nell serves what it confidently calls the "King of the Club Sandwich," featuring all the usual ingredients and both ham and bacon.

1987 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97209

8. Nosh

Se 7th and Lincoln, Portland, OR

The Central Eastside's casual spot Nosh on Seventh does a classic club on sourdough, and fans praise its size and simplicity.

Se 7th and Lincoln
Portland, OR

Related Maps