Amazing and Delicious Handcrafted Sandwiches on Homemade Bread

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Building Community One Sandwich at a Time

Taste of the Town: Big Town Hero
By Angie Helvey, Contributing Writer | Photos by Brittany Jungenberg

A sandwich being made

Big Town Hero is known for their giant deli sandwiches served on bread made daily from scratch, guaranteed to satisfy any appetite. But it’s more than just a sandwich shop to owner Andres Radilla. Immigrating from Mexico at fourteen, he started at the Tualatin location and learned the nuts and bolts of running the business while in high school before buying his first location in January 2021. “They took me in and gave me my first job here in the U.S.A.,” he says, “Pretty simple, you know, making sandwiches. I’ll always have that personal attachment to the franchise.”

Andres fell in love with the product as well. “No frozen dough and toppings cut fresh every day. It makes you feel good about what you’re selling.” He also owns Big Town Hero in Hillsboro and Vitality Bowls in Tualatin, a pretty impressive resume for a 23-year-old.

Sandwiches are fully customizable to match your taste buds and cravings. Choose from a variety of traditional subs like the Italian and Turkey Bacon Avocado or build your own! Start with choosing a variety of their thick, soft bread, either white, cheesy garlic or onion. “It’s made by hand here at the restaurant,” Andres says. “We mix, roll and bake it each morning.” Then, add up to four tasty deli meats and all your favorite toppings and condiments. “We slice everything fresh each morning,” adds Andres. “That’s how we keep it tasting great.”

If you’re hungry for a hot sandwich, order a grilled panini or choose from classics like a Reuben, Meatball or French Dip. Vegetarian sandwiches and salads filled with fresh produce are made to order. Breakfast subs are served all day starting at 8:00 am. A kid’s menu is available for the little ones including peanut butter and jelly that comes with a cookie, a small fountain drink and potato chips. Other sides include macaroni and potato salads.

Guests are always welcome to enjoy their meal in Big Town Hero’s cozy dining room or order online for pick-up or delivery through Doordash, Ubereats or Grubhub. Let Big Town Hero cater your event with fun options like sack lunches or a gigantic six-foot hero, big enough to feed a crowd.

Building community is important to Andres, and the Gresham restaurant has a loyal following and long-term employees that add to the friendly atmosphere. “We see many of our customers once or twice a week,” says Andres. “My team is great; they’ve all been there since I took over and one employee started when it opened 15 years ago.” Even a few family members help out.

Next time you’re craving a deli sandwich, count on Big Town Hero for classic subs on homemade bread loaded with the highest quality meats and toppings. You won’t leave hungry!


Big Town Hero is located at 1334 NW Civic Dr. Gresham, Oregon, 97030. Please give them a call at 503-489-1980, or visit their website at