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The Grilled Cheese Grill

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
503-206-8959
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11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
School Bus

Wife and I split the Kelsey before we headed to Multnomah Falls. We saw this place on Man Finds Food and it is worth the visit for the sandwich and to see the school bus and the tiny hotel next door. This one is in the Alberta section and I would come back and try something else and then get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Mark S
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wife and I split the Kelsey before we headed to Multnomah Falls. We saw this place on Man Finds Food and it is worth the visit for the sandwich and to see the school bus and the tiny hotel next door. This one is in the Alberta section and I would come back and try something else and then get... More 

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Hill City, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The best grilled cheese we have ever had. The portions are large and come with a kosher pickle and chips. Many options to choose from. My daughter had white bread, Tillamook cheddar, dill pickle and apples on her sandwich, she loved it! Try the Jaime, their dessert grilled sandwich, nutella, cream cheese and banana, delicious!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our son is a picky eater and we knew we couldn't go wrong with a restaurant that specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches! These sandwiches are buttery perfection and you can go as plain or as fancy with the ingredients as you wish. We tried to eat in the bus, but it was over 90 degrees on the day we visited,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really yummy grilled cheese sandwiches! So many choices!Grilled to perfection! Even better when dipped in tomato soup which was also really good. The best part was sitting in the converted school bus to eat. My boys enjoyed that part the most! All in all a good simple meal served in a cool way out of a food truck. Will definitely... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Going to the Food Trucks is a must do while in Portland. I love a good grilled cheese sandwich - it is real comfort food so I had to try. Nice assortment of cheese choices. Yummy!

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were just passing thru Portland on vacation. We wanted a fairly quick lunch with a kind of 'Portland style'. I found this sandwich place and we parked in the street next to it (quite a bit of free parking along the street). Very cool sandwich place with several options for what you want. We got the Cheesus and its... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Heard about this in the Food Network...and decided to try it out. Went to the food truck downtown Portland location. Long line when we got there...my daughter ranks it at the top of her grilled cheese list! She got the preschooler which cut the crusts off for her. I got the grilled cheese with pesto. I didnr think it was... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love eating here. It's fun and there is something for all ages to enjoy. I love the tomato soup, which was full of vegetables. The Grilled Cheesus is very fun, with a burger in the grilled cheese. A great atmosphere and tasty lunch or dinner.

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very fun little dive to have a late night snack, make sure to visit the bus and take in the mural. I got the Huevos and the hubby got the cheesus- both were superb.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stopped here for a bite with the family and it didn't disappoint. Lots of cheesy goodness, we all had a different take on the old fashioned grilled cheese. Wife had Brie, daughter had bltgc, and I had the shocker-hot peppers with my own variety of cheese-Swiss, cheddar and provolone. Are our meal in a school bus. Great sandwiches in a... More 

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Additional Information about The Grilled Cheese Grill

Address: 1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
Phone Number: 503-206-8959
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 2:30 am  11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-206-8959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?