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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
10:30 - 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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Yreka, California
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319 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael's Italian Beef & Sausage Co. serves fresh house made Italian sausage, which the owner is extremely proud of. The restaurant is notorious for having attitude issues. Putting that aside the food is good quality and we'll crafted. We have eaten @ Michaels on numerous occasions have always been satisfied with the quality and preparation of the food. The Italian... More 

Thank monsoons2013
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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beef had good taste. Love the bread. Staff was friendly. Was expecting the rude lady as most reviews stated. She was in a good mood today...lol. Their hot peppers are very good although they are not very hot. thought that they were a bit skimpy on the beef for a combo sandwich. There is a lot of extra charges.... More 

Thank kf7ez
Saint Helens, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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185 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 8 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 11 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Italian, American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?