Grand Central Bakery and Cafe

2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd http://www.grandcentralbakery.com/store_hawthorne.html Date of visit: November 6, 2009 Price for 2: $18.65 Before we started this blog project, we hit up Grand Central almost every week. The funny thing is, my only real issue with it was I thought it was a little on the spendy side. Now that I've tried tons of different places and seen what's out there, I'm pretty sure that Grand Central Bakery is actually one of the best lunch options on Hawthorne, in terms of price and quality. As the name implies, the star of the sandwiches here is the fresh-baked bread. Different sandwiches come on different breads, everything¬† from baguettes to…
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East Side Deli

4626 SE Hawthorne Blvd www.pdxdeli.com Date of visit: October 20, 2009 Price for 2: $14.50 A good deli can actually be hard to find in Portland, so when a vegan friend told us we had to try East Side Deli, I was initially skeptical. But this place is hands down the best deli I have ever been to in Portland, and it just so happens it's on Hawthorne and in the 4600 block, at that. The sandwiches turned out of the open kitchen are huge and more importantly, completely customized with super high quality ingredients. No limp, shredded ice berg lettuce here, the stuff they use is fresh and leafy.…
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Grand Central Bakery and Cafe

2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd http://www.grandcentralbakery.com/store_hawthorne.html Date of visit: November 6, 2009 Price for 2: $18.65 Before we started this blog project, we hit up Grand Central almost every week. The funny thing is, my only real issue with it was I thought it was a little on the spendy side. Now that I've tried tons of different places and seen what's out there, I'm pretty sure that Grand Central Bakery is actually one of the best lunch options on Hawthorne, in terms of price and quality. As the name implies, the star of the sandwiches here is the fresh-baked bread. Different sandwiches come on different breads, everything¬† from baguettes to…
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East Side Deli

4626 SE Hawthorne Blvd www.pdxdeli.com Date of visit: October 20, 2009 Price for 2: $14.50 A good deli can actually be hard to find in Portland, so when a vegan friend told us we had to try East Side Deli, I was initially skeptical. But this place is hands down the best deli I have ever been to in Portland, and it just so happens it's on Hawthorne and in the 4600 block, at that. The sandwiches turned out of the open kitchen are huge and more importantly, completely customized with super high quality ingredients. No limp, shredded ice berg lettuce here, the stuff they use is fresh and leafy.…
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