My vote would be lunch in a sunny park in Portland, but I suppose any of these restaurants could provide that, and give you a decent place to eat on a rainy day. One of the choices absolutely buttered everyone else in the survey results.
Out of 748 votes:
- Bunk Sandwiches -26% of the vote. 621 Southeast Morrison St., Portland, OR 97214 (503) 477-9515 Map
Evoe -8%. 3735 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214 (503) 232-1010 Blueplate Lunch Counter & Soda Fountain – 6%. 308 SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97204 (503) 295-2583
Honorable mention: Tasty & Sons
My choice? Depends on my mood. I like all of the above. Bunk has only been open a few years, but it is already legendary.
If you haven’t been to Evoe, here’s what Roger Porter had to say: “Evoe is somewhat like a tapas bar, the sheer informality of the place would seem to call for a less exalted grade. But gram for gram, it furnishes the best collection of dishes I’ve experienced in town.” Blueplate is a bit like stepping back into the past; an old style Soda Fountain with daily sandwich specials, house-made sodas, egg-creams, and a variety of floats and milkshakes.
hans brix says
what about meat cheese bread? Just as good as Bunk and not as heavy or crowded.
Food Dude says
I like meat cheese bread too! https://portlandfoodanddrink.com/2009/03/meat-cheese-bread/
Amen! Meat Cheese Bread rocks…
garden girl says
Evoe is divine, probably my favorite place for lunch and not dripping with grease like Bunk’s sandwiches. Everything – clothes, hair, etc… – reeks after lunch at Bunk. And it’s not my husband’s favorite perfume….
Wow. I would love to have the Bunk experience that others seem to have been transported by. The day I went there we experienced two sandwiches that were basically sodden messes. Perhaps an off moment. Given the high praise from others I’m going to assume this was an anomaly.
The Mississippi St Pastaworks needs an Evoe, so bad. Sooooooo bad.
With later evening hours.