Every day, in the United States, an adult person has a nearly 50 percent chance of eating a sandwich. It's... AWESOME. Here at the Mercury we believe in you, we believe in sandwiches, and we believe in a world where you have sandwiches. That's why we (along with our dear friends Jim Beam) put on the Portland Mercury's Sandwich Week: Happening NOW to this Sunday, February 25 you can visit your favorite participating shops, or even newfound spaces on our list, to snack upon a delectable, original sandwich for a mere $8! Are you dreaming? NO, YOU ARE NOT!

The Mercury's Sandwich Week is not only a perfect excuse to shove a delicious sandy (or 10... or 20) into your mouth, but it's also a great way to support and introduce yourselves to local restaurants who might not be on your radar. AND it also helps the Mercury continue the top-notch investigative reporting and arts/entertainment coverage you rely on every day. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT!

Check in at portlandmercury.com/sandwichweek to see pics and descriptions of all of this year's one-of-a-kind sandwich creations—but before you start planning the most delicious week of your life, please keep a few things in mind:

And please, don't be stingy! Sandwich Week takes a ton of work—especially from Portland's beloved servers, cooks, and bartenders! Let 'em know you appreciate it. With money.

Each Sandwich Week location has more than just fantastic sandwiches—you'll also find excellent drinks and sides! Could you survive this week eating nothing but sandwiches? Uh... probably. But you'd miss out on other awesome stuff!

Due to its official status as The Most Beloved Event on Planet Earth™, Sandwich Week can get a little hectic. There will be lines—so if a place is too busy, just come back the next day, or hit another Sandwich Week spot! There's a map!

The Mercury's got you covered with Sandwich Week updates, reviews, and tips on Instagram, as well as Twitter, just search the #portlandsandwichweek hashtag for loads of up-to-the-second info). And make sure you're signed up for Mercury newsletters to stay up to date on ALL the news and events in town.

Thank you so much for partaking and enjoying in the Mercury's food weeks and supporting small local businesses—especially those who may not get the attention they deserve! YOU'RE THE BEST. And, as always, if you appreciate the Mercury's daily efforts to keep you informed and entertained, please consider dropping a small contribution so we can keep it going! 

Don't miss the delicious fun of the PORTLAND MERCURY'S SANDWICH WEEK: Happening NOW and until this Sunday, February 25! And now... do you want to LOOK AT THE SANDWICHES