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3535 N Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
MON - SAT 11a — 8p | SUN 11a — 4p

Maybe a Sandwich Will Help.

CLOSING OCTOBER 9, 2021. After over 10 years in North Portland, it's been decided that it's time to close Brass Tacks Sandwiches. We'll be calling it for good on October 9. Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram or Facebook for details on our going away party!

We've braved a decade of ups and downs, and we were extremely fortunate to make it through the most harrowing early stages of the pandemic intact. We owe that all to our community, to sandwich lovers old and new who've stuck with us through times that have been challenging, heartbreaking, inspiring, and beautiful. We love and appreciate you all!

Rest assured that it was not any tragedy that put a fork in this one: we're going out on TOP, babies! Still, after a decade of countless sandwiches, we're ready to move on to something different. 10 years is a long time to do most anything in one place, but we've worked hard and have been lucky to weather all kinds of changes. We're proud of what we've all been able to accomplish.

New projects abound. We're hard at work on getting ready to be sold around town and beyond. There are also whispers of a new adult drinking establishment getting louder all the time. Keep it locked here, and when the news is ready for the world, we'll make sure you're the first to know.

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and sure, we're feelin' it. But dry those eyes, because the next phase is going to be even better.

So much love,
Ami and the crew at Brass Tacks Sandwiches

Brass Tacks Sandwiches is a woman-operated sandwich shop founded in Portland, Oregon's Boise Neighborhood in 2011. We're big believers in making food from scratch, and we offer a range of housemade vegan and gluten-free options along with responsibly-sourced meats. We source produce and other ingredients locally whenever we can, opt for organic or pesticide-free, and grow a lot in our own garden! We believe we have the best sandwiches in Portland, and they go great with our award-winning housemade pickles, incredible local beers, and our friendly, pun-loving staff.

meatball wizard sandwich
Alex with a giant muffuletta

"I'm Only Happy When It Rains"


Rainy day? Don't let it get you down!

Happy hour extends from 2 pm-close every day, but we also extend happy hour prices whenever it's raining outside (and hey, it's Portland... it rains a LOT!).

Happy Hour = $1.00 off house beverages! This includes Mate Party housemade soda, housemade Cold Brew, and any beer or other beverages on tap (not bottled/canned).

Pre-COVID, this was a "for here only" special, but now includes drinks to go. It does NOT, however, apply to drinks ordered through third-party services (GrubHub, Caviar, etc.).

"While it's raining": see that widget above? If it says it's raining, we go with that. If it suddenly stops raining while you are in line, the deal still stands! Snow and fog don't count as rain. Hail and freezing rain, on the other hand, do count!

Get it? Got it? Good!