Hello! We’re Alan and Kelly, and Better Half is our first restaurant. Alan grew up here in Portland and Kelly moved here from Austin, Texas, in 2009. We’ve both worked in a variety of restaurant and grocery retail settings over the years, but have always wanted something to call our own and to share with others. Better Half is that place. Every meat-based sandwich we offer has a vegan counterpart, and many of our sandwiches can also be made gluten-free. We want to create a space where all of the options are delicious, and everyone can enjoy a tasty sandwich without compromise. Opening a restaurant amidst a global pandemic has been far from easy. Better Half had already been in the works for 2 years when we secured a spot in the lovely N. Williams District in Portland, Oregon, in January 2020. Our grand opening was planned for April 2020 (and everyone knows what happened in April!). Through perseverance and hard work, we were able to open our doors to the community in July 2020. We are so grateful for all the support and kind words we have received from the neighborhood thus far and are hopeful for the future. Thank you for stopping by to check out our site and we hope to see you at Better Half soon!