Savor the Flavor at Oregon’s Exquisite Sandwich Shop Boasting In-House Cured Meats

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Heading over to Portland's NE side, sandwich enthusiasts have stumbled upon a real treasure trove at Sandy-O's. Tucked away at NE 105th & Sandy, right next to Parkrose Hardware, this place is more than just a sandwich shop; it's a culinary revelation, serving up some of the finest, mouth-watering sandwiches, subs, and burgers in town. And it's not just the regular run-of-the-mill stuff; Sandy-O's takes sandwich-making to a whole new level.

Mouthwatering Sandwiches And Burgers At Sandy-O's In NE Portland

The Holy Smokes Smash burger cut in half. It looks delicious!
Holy Smokes Smash. Photo by Charlie T. via Yelp.

It's not every day you find a place that cures, smokes, and prepares all their meats in-house. And the sauces? Forget about those bottled varieties; they're are all made from scratch at this PDX sandwich shop. Their dedication to making everything in-house is a testament to the quality and care that goes into each burger and sandwich.

Sandy-O's isn't just a one-trick pony. They're part of the renowned Your Neighborhood Restaurant Group, joining the ranks of local favorites like Laurelhurst Market, Reverend’s BBQ, Ate-Oh-Ate Hawaiian Restaurant, and Big’s Chicken. It's safe to say, they know a thing or two about good food.

The Holy Smokes Smash Burger. It looks messy and delicious!
Holy Smokes Smash Burger. Photo by David F. via Yelp.

Let's get down to the menu, which is a smorgasbord of deliciousness. For burger aficionados, the Smash Burgers are a must-try. The Rose City Smash Burger is a classic done right, with house-ground beef, American cheese, special sauce, lettuce, and shaved onion, all nestled in a soft bun.

Then there's the Heaven Or Hell Smash Burger, a tantalizing mix of house-ground beef, LM bacon, crimini mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and horseradish mayo.

The Brisket Chili Cheese Burger.
Brisket Chili Cheese Burger. Photo by Sandy O's via Yelp.

For those who like a bit of everything, the Holy Smokes Smash Burger combines a beef patty with smoked brisket, topped with fries, pimento cheese, BBQ sauce, and the usual suspects of lettuce and onion.

A hot sandwich piled high with toppings. There's a stylish copper cup in the background with a lime hanging over the edge.
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The hot sandwiches are a whole other level of awesome. The Liberty Bell is a cheesesteak lover's dream, with shaved beef chuck, peppers, onions, American cheese, and aioli on a toasted hoagie roll. And the High On The Hog? Just imagine shaved roasted pork loin, romesco, arugula, roasted broccolini, and pickled red onion, all coming together in a symphony of flavors.

Chili fries. They looks o good and are piled high with toppings.
Chili fries. Photo by Sandy O's via Yelp.

Don't overlook the cold sandwiches, either. The Italian Necktie and the Amalfi Bounty are like taking a gourmet trip to Italy without leaving Portland. With ingredients like chopped ham, capicola, beef salami, provolone, and a mix of veggies and sauces, these sandwiches are a testament to the creativity and quality that Sandy-O's prides itself on.

A sandwich cut in half with meat.
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For those looking for something a bit lighter, there are salads, and for the breakfast crowd, there are breakfast sandwiches available from 10 AM to noon. Not to mention, the side dishes like battered fries, potato salad, chicken strips, chili, and chili fries add the perfect touch to any meal. Plus, with gluten-free and vegetarian options, there's something for everyone.

Sandy-O's is more than just a place to grab a quick bite. It's a community hub, welcoming people of all ages at all times. The vibe is casual, friendly, and unpretentious. Whether you're looking to dine in, take out, or have your meal delivered, Sandy-O's has got it covered.

Sandy O's Portland Information

The interior of Sandy-O's. There is wood paneling on the walls.
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  • Location: 10505 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, Oregon.
  • Hours: 10 AM - 8 PM daily.
  • Phone: 503-477-8223
  • Get more information at the Sandy-O's website.

Sandy-O's stands as a shining example among the numerous unique local businesses that we love in Oregon. If you’ve got a favorite spot or business in mind, don’t hesitate to nominate them—they might just be highlighted in an upcoming feature for That Oregon Life. Be sure to stay connected with That Oregon Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the most remarkable destinations, attractions, and happenings in the Beaver State.

The interior of Sandy-O's. There is wood paneling on the walls, and arcade machines against one wall.
Photo by Charlie T. via Yelp.

From the meticulous preparation of their meats and sauces to their diverse and mouth-watering menu, it's clear that Sandy-O's is dedicated to delivering the best sandwich experience possible. With their inclusive approach and commitment to quality, Sandy-O's is quickly becoming a beloved staple in the Portland food scene.