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Jul 29, 2006 09:48 PM

Sandwiches downtown PDX

I am not a huge sandwich fan, but I've had a couple of sandwiches recently at Grand Central that I thought were fabulous! I actually now crave them, but, alas, I work downtown and there is no Grand Central there. I've tried Great Harvest, not so great, Elephant's, and Cafe Voila. I really like Veganopolis' sandwiches as well! Any other recommendations for good sandwich spots downtown for lunch? Much appreciated!

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  1. Mother's makes a great chopped liver sandwich on challah. I crave it from time to time, but limit myself to one or two a year. Her chopped liver is very similar to the stuff my mom used to make.

    Some of the best sandwiches I've had in town are from Viande at City Market...which I am sorry to say is not downtown.

    1. Try Valentine's betw. 2d and 3d on SW Ankeny

      1. Try MorningStar Cafe, 510 SW Third -- Excellent sandwiches. I like all of the vegetarian sandwiches, but the Sophie's Special is my favorite. The Looney Tuna is outstanding as well.

        1. Thanks! Never heard of Valentine's or MorningStar - so will try them both. I like Mother's a lot, but it's a little too expensive for every day lunches, and quite crowded. Looking for more of a quick to-go lunch place. Thanks everyone!

          1. If you're willing to go a few blocks north of Burnside, I like the panini (sopressata is my fav) at Mio Gelato or the inexpensive sandwiches (roasted eggplant is my choice) at Pearl Bakery.

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            1. re: MyNextMeal

              I love the bread and pastries at Pearl, but never considered it for a sandwich spot. Yum! It's a bit of a hike from my office, but should be worth it. I've also thought about Whole Foods, also a bit of a hike, but lots of options.