Yolko Ono

On our way down from Seattle, we stayed one night Portland to break up the long drive back to the bay area.

Our first stop was the Columnbia River Gorge. Wow! Awe inspiring is how I can describe the scenery in front of us. 

Vista House @ Columbia River Gorge

We drove along the Columbia River Scenic highway hoping to make a few scenic stops during our first day in Portland. Despite many road closures due to Covid, we managed to see the Bridal Veil Falls at a one of the hiking trails that remained open.  Summer in Portland is indeed lush and green.

Bridal Veil Falls

Much of downtown was Portland was closed, many businesses were boarded up and covered in graffiti. Fortunately, the food truck pods were open and we managed to try several of the famous Portland street food. Ashely recommended that we make a stop at Fried Eggs I’m in Love, and guess what, it is located in the plaza next to our hotel!

Downtown Portland was boarded up from BLM protests

Fried Eggs I’m in Love is famous for its Yolko Ono. During our one-night stopover, we had Yolko Ono twice. Why? It is sooo good. I didn’t have high expectation until I took the first bite. The pesto, sausage, egg, and sourdough combo hit it out of the ball park. I split my sandwich with EK the first time because we wanted to reserve space in the stomach for other street food. I crave the sandwich so much that I had to go back and get a full sandwich to myself the next day. I ate it so fast that I didn’t even take a picture! 🙁

Here is my take on Yolko Ono, including all the work-in-progress assembly steps…


  • Sourdough bread, cut into 1/2″ slices
  • 3 handshaped sausage patties
  • 3 eggs
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion slices
  • Hazelnut Pesto
  • Microgreens
Pan-fry hand-shaped sausage patties
Spread seeded sourdough slices with butter on each side
Toast in pan till golden and crusty on each side
Hazelnut Pesto
Be generous with the spread
My sandwich has to have red onions and tomatoes
Cheese-coated sausage patties


The final step: top with microgreen
  1. Shape sausage into patties.
  2. Pan fry sausage until cooked. Layer a slice of cheese on each patty. Keep warm in oven.
  3. Slice and spread butter on both sides of bread. Toast till golden brown.
  4. Fry eggs.
  5. Spread pesto on one slice.
  6. Layer on sausage patty, onions, eggs, tomatoes, and microgreen.
  7. One of the tastiest sandwich I’ve had, try taking a bite if you can open your mouth really wide, else knife and fork will do 🙂
A mile-high sandwich of awesome goodness
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