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Michael's Italian Beef & Sausage Co.

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1111 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-1333
+1 503-230-1899
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Michael's has been around for almost 40 years using (mostly) his mother's recipes and quality ingredients. ALWAYS great sandwiches and friendly, courteous and prompt service. Michael must be getting close to retirement age and I dread him closing his restaurant if he ever does retire. The prices are pretty average (of course I'd like them lower) (I do not and... More 

Thank pinocchio_2
Portland, Oregon
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

the ladies behind the counter were so enthusiastic, we were so excited to eat our meatball and Italian sausage sandwich...they were not as tasty as we had expected...and for a foodie town like Portland, that is even more a disappointment.

Thank rosar779
Garrison, Minnesota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Airport transfer Van driver recommended this on the way to our hotel. Ohhhhhh my... He was so so right ! Italian sausage sandwich was amazing . 1/2 order of spaghetti with Italian beef and a side salad was enough for tonight and tomorrow night . Staff was incredible. Had a lively discussion with Michael about Portland politics! Most definitely a... More 

Thank MNexplorers49
Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

From Chicago, so my standards are pretty high so only 4 stars... Chicago style hot dogs and Italian beef can be had in Portland at Michael's. Buns aren't perfect... Hots dogs and beef though are spot on. Choice of peppers go further with hot peppers a nice local addition. Fries aren't very chicago but are good and crispy. Easy to... More 

Thank jackwidely
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This place has been around forever in the elbow of Burnside and Sandy. Eaten there for years but on a return trip to Portland took my husband and friends because I missed the Italian beef with the pickled vegetables. Was as good as I remembered. Husband had the meatball sandwich which was great, but agreed the Italian beef was the... More 

Thank Candice C
Portland, United States
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Michaels has been written up in the local newspaper as a great place to get the 2nd best Chicago Style Hotdog & one of the best Chicago Style beef on a bun in Portland. Cheryl & I went there on a A Saturday afternoon for lunch. She ordered the Dog & I ordered the beef & sausage on a bun... More 

Thank John E
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The food is far from exotic. A meat sandwich on a white sub. But it's a step back in time. It's messy to eat. But it's cheap. It's good if maybe not too healthy.

Thank David C
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

After eating Italian beef sandwiches in Chicago. It us a great joy to find such a great sandwich west of the migty Mississippi. And Michael's gardiniere is as good as any shop in the windy city. Will go back soon.

Thank Daniel B
Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

I went to Michael's in search of Italian sausage, but was seduced instead by the meatball sandwich, pizza style with tomato sauce and cheese. In the fresh Italian bread, the meatballs were nicely spiced, with just the right amount of tomato sauce & cheese. Reasonably priced AND delicious! Yum! The lemon bars were fresh & tasty, too. It was a... More 

Thank mreedks
Portland, Oregon
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

I guess if you like overpriced, greasy hot sausage sandwich's, then this place is for you. One thing that really turned me off to ever eating there again was when the lady making the orders started hitting the girl taking the orders with a baguette, then proceeded to make sandwich's out of that very baguette. I think for the money... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-1333
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-230-1899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?