ALL ABOUT BUNK

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BUNK

The original Bunk Sandwiches opened its doors to a magical and hungry Portland in the fall of 2008, with a tip of the hat to the greatest television detective of all time, William “Bunk” Moreland on ‘The Wire’.

Made with quality ingredients, Bunk sandwiches are creative and comforting, satisfying and delicious. Bunk’s signature sandwiches  – such as the Pork Belly Cubano, the Meatball Parmiagano Hero, and the Italian Cured Meats- have garnered national media attention from the likes of The Food Network, Food & Wine Magazine, and Travel + Leisure. The praise from national and local media have made Bunk a favorite for locals as well as a must-eat option for visitors.

In 2010, Tommy and Nick joined forces with Bladen County Records founder and legendary barman, Matt Brown. Together, they opened the original Bunk Bar on SE Water Ave, a sandwich shop, bar, and music venue – bringing some of the best indie rock shows to town. (and frozen margaritas for good measure.)So, why Bunk Sandwiches you may ask? Well, why the heck not? Aren’t you tired of everybody bragging about “the greatest burger in the universe” or “the country’s best cup of coffee” or “the world’s best blah blah blah”? Here at Bunk Sandwiches, we’ve decided to level the playing field and have some fun doing it.


PEOPLE OF BUNK

Bunk Sandwiches is owned and operated by good friends and sandwich aficionados, Tommy Habetz, Nick Wood, and Matt Brown.  Over the years our core group has grown to include Giorgio Angelini and Liz Martin.   

TOMMY HABETZ

b. 1972

Bridgeport, CT


First Moved to Portland, OR 1994

Favorite Work Experience: Po or Mesa Grill- New York City, NY

Favorite Portland Restaurant: Either Pok Pok or Le Pigeon

Favorite Portland Band: The Wipers or Elliott Smith/Heatmiser

Favorite Sando: Meatball Parmigiano Hero or Bacon, Egg and Cheese on a poppy seed hard roll.

“Sometimes, it’s hard to choose!” -Tommy

NICK WOOD

b.1978

Cincinnati, OH

First Moved to Portland, OR 2005

Favorite Work Experience: Brennan’s- New Orleans, LA

Favorite Portland Restaurant: Simpatica Dining Hall, Sunday brunch

Favorite Portland Bar: The Slammer

Favorite Sando: Hot Sausage Po’ Boy dressed with green tomato pickles

MATT BROWN

b.1970

Elizabethtown, NC

First Moved to Portland, OR 2001

Favorite Work Experience: The Stingray Room – Raleigh, NC

Favorite Portland Restaurant: Navarre

Favorite Portland Band:  Come on, way too hard to answer. Email me, I’ll make ya a mix tape.     

Favorite Sando: Shrimp Po’ Boy

Giorgio Angelini

b. 1982

Houston, TX


First Moved to Portland, OR never moved…but it lives in my heart

Favorite Work Experience: Bibas Greek Pizza 1994 

Favorite Portland Restaurant: Katchka

Favorite Portland Band:  Stephen Malkmus

Favorite Sando: Roast Beef


WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

On first bite I wanted to take off all my clothes and run up to the roof…and SING!

Go there now, eat a Pork Belly Cubano, and be happy.

Holy sh**!   Those were the first words that came to mind after I took my first bite at Bunk Sandwiches.

With pork grease running down the side of my mouth, I stared at the sandwich with my hands gently holding the masterpiece and smiled. I finally found the one.