Do you ever get an intense craving that can only be satiated by a heavenly stack of bread, cheese, vegetables, and meat? Experience the fresh, tangy, sink-your-teeth-in goodness of some of Oregon’s most delicious sandwiches at these local eateries. These 9 delectable, one-of-a-kind sandwiches in Oregon will make your mouth water:
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9. The Pork Belly from Planker Sandwiches (Bend)
Located in Bend, Planker Sandwiches is a fabulous shop serving amazing soups, salads, and big, delicious sandwiches. They've got tons of great sammies to choose from, but perhaps their most stand-out creation is the Pork Belly sandwich, served Cuban-style with pickles, swiss cheese, and mustard on toasted sourdough. Located at 824 NW Wall St, Bend, Oregon.
8. The Porchetta from Lardo (Portland)
This tasty sandwich joint in Portland serves big, meaty, expertly-crafted sandwiches. Their unique menu is influenced by many different cuisines, and their (arguably) most iconic sandwich is the amazing Porchetta -- complete with gremolata, parmesan cheese, caper mayo, and arugula on fresh bread. Multiple locations in Portland.
7. Beef Lemongrass Bahn Mi from Baguette (Corvallis)
This wonderful little sandwich shop in Corvallis serves incredible Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches, each of which include pickled daikon and carrots, cucumber, cilantro, mayo, soy sauce, and garlic pepper sauce, plus your choice of meat or tofu. Try the Beef Lemongrass and prepare to be blown away. Address: 121 SW 3rd St
6. The Pastrami from Sammich (Ashland)
Sammich is a legendary Chicago-style sandwich joint that will simply blow you away. Try the beloved Pastrami Sandwich, made with hot, hand-made pastrami and tasty cole slaw. Address: 424 Bridge St, Ashland, Oregon.
5. World Famous Garbage Grinder from Luigi’s Italian Sandwiches (Medford & Coos Bay)
As its name suggests, the World Famous Garbage Grinder is something special. It comes with ham, salami, pepperoni, melted cheese, veggies, pickles, and their secret sauce. Yum. Locations in Medford and Coos Bay.
4. Korean Cheesesteak from Better Than Mama's (Salem)
Try something a little different at Better Than Mama's in Salem. They've got all kinds of delicious gourmet sandwiches, including the amazing Korean Cheesesteak which comes with Korean BBQ steak, provolone, kimchi, black sesame seeds, and grilled onions and bell peppers. Located at the Broadway Commons at 1300 Broadway St. Salem, Oregon.
3. Reuben from Deli 101 (Lincoln City)
This wonderful roadside deli in Lincoln City serves amazing classic sandwiches. Their Reuben is especailly spectacular. (The turkey-based Tabby sandwich is also amazing).
Address: 1509 NW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon.
2. Sub Sandwich from Beaverton Sub Station (Beaverton)
You can't go wrong at this incredible sandwich shop in Beaverton. Their prices are great, their portions are generous, and their sub sandwiches are phenomenal. You can mix and match meats including salami, pastrami, turkey, roast beef, and more, served on fresh bread rolls with tomato, lettuce, onion, provolone, and spices. Address: 12448 SW Broadway, Beaverton, Oregon.
3. Pork Belly Cubano from BUNK Sandwiches (Portland).
BUNK is a renowned sandwich shop in Portland serving unique, decadent sandwiches. Try the Pork Belly Cubano -- you won't regret it. Multiple locations in Portland.