Portland is known for its food appreciation and this can be seen by food trucks and restaurants hidden in every corner and sprawled on every street. What many don’t know is that this food trend follows through into the smallest of suburbs surrounding the Urban Center.
Beaverton is located about 12-25 minutes and Hillsboro about 30 minutes outside of downtown Portland. The combined cities have a population of over 200,000 people with over 100 mobile food trucks in Washington County alone (over 600 in the Portland area) and even more brick and mortars.
If you ever find yourself in the surrounding areas of Portland, I highly recommend checking out the following places for a good sandwich and good experience.
- Best Baguette
Several Locations, $
This American/ Vietnamese fusion brings you fresh made baguettes, made in house, steamed rolls, and other delights. Half the menu are your sub classics like ham and cheese, roasted beef and cheese, etc and the other half are some of the best bahn mi’s I have ever had. The veggies are always fresh with a quick pickle and slight punch while the meat options are a page long.
- The Meating Place
6495 NW Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 $-$$$
This half butcher shop, half deli/cafe spot is the place to be if you want good quality, fresh meat. You can stop in for a breakfast or lunch sandwich and then take a cut of meat home for dinner. Fair price for great quality. Quite a trip to get to but well worth the drive.
- Beaverton Sub Station
12448 SW Broadway St, Beaverton, OR 97005, $
This local sub station has been a part of the community for over 35 years. Found in the heart of historic downtown Beaverton, this place will get you a great quality sandwich for a small price tag and a quick wait time. They cater and even have t-shirts to remind you of that great time you came!
- Monkey Subs
Several locations, $
Monkey Subs brings the East Coast style with some West Coast flair. They use fresh bread daily and the employees always have a smile on their faces. The sandwiches are creative and keep even your biggest monkeys full for hours.