Food & Drink

11 Sandwiches to Try in Portland

For National Sandwich Day and Beyond
November 1, 2023
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Sink your teeth into a sandwich from Laurelhurst Market. (Laurelhurst Market)

Famously, after receiving a terminal diagnosis, the musician Warren Zevon imparted this wisdom in an interview with David Letterman: Facing his own mortality, he'd realized "just how much you're supposed to enjoy every sandwich." This Friday, November 3, is National Sandwich Day, the perfect opportunity to heed his sage advice. Below are 11 sandwiches worth trying around town. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


The "Strut Your Stuffing" from Break Bread

 
 
 
 
 
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A gochujang-marinated pork shoulder sandwich from Devil's Dill List

 
 
 
 
 
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The "NO MEATball" sub from Lardo

 
 
 
 
 
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The No. 4 from Laurelhurst Market List

 
 
 
 
 
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A green chile meatloaf melt from Meat Cheese Bread List

 
 
 
 
 
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Pastrami from Pasture List

 
 
 
 
 
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Roast beef from Sammich List

 
 
 
 
 
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The "Polpetta" from Stacked Sandwich Shop

 
 
 
 
 
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Katsu sandos from Tanaka

 
 
 
 
 
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The Famous Tickler from Taste Tickler List

 
 
 
 
 
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The chopped cheese from Tulip Shop Tavern List (available on Sundays only)

 
 
 
 
 
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