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The Grilled Cheese Grill

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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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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  • 67
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Classic Comfort Food in an Awesome setting!!

Where else can you order a grilled cheese sandwich at an Airstream Trailer and eat it in a School Bus?? Or if you happen to be out at all hours of the morning and don't know what to do with yourself, stumble upon outdoor seating and a grilled cheese bonanza?? I ate here as often as possible when I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Where else can you order a grilled cheese sandwich at an Airstream Trailer and eat it in a School Bus?? Or if you happen to be out at all hours of the morning and don't know what to do with yourself, stumble upon outdoor seating and a grilled cheese bonanza?? I ate here as often as possible when I was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I got the baby chessus thinking it would be a grilled cheese as the bread and it was really just a burger with toast as the bun with extra cheese. That being said it was still a good burger and I'm glad I gave it a shot.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Between two of us, we shared The Cheesus (we had dinner part here, part elsewhere). It was great! Way more satisfying than I thought it'd be. I kind of assumed from past experiences with grilled cheeses that it'd be disgustingly heavy, and it wasn't! It was just... really good. Also, the pepper chips and pickle it came with were nice.

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Long Beach
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My girlfriend loves grilled cheese and when we came to the grilled cheese food truck the thought was let's go with this. But since it's was our first time to the food truck area we made our rounds and still wound up there. I'm not a big cheese eater. I only eat mozzarella cheese and they made me a grilled... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place is great. It's like, you know grilled cheese, right? It's simple. How can it be improved upon? Well, these dudes (and dudettes) figured it out. Great, local ingredients that are fresh and delicious, so many options (want your grilled cheese with avocado? Tomato? Mushrooms and onions? ALL OF THAT?). Plus it's in an old school bus, and has... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There are so many options to choose from (or you can make your own) and the sandwiches are HUGE; they're larger than your typical at-home sandwich and are incredibly filling. A re-purposed school bus and eclectic neighborhood creates a really fun environment that makes you feel like you could be living out an episode of Portlandia.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Funky food cart with both outdoor seating at picnic tables and seating in a converted school bus with extraordinary psychedelic cartoons on the ceiling. The concept is simple -- variations on a childhood comfort food. All the sandwiches were very good and rendered just as the straightforward menu described. Everything comes with salt and pepper potato chips and a dill... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?