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The Grilled Cheese Grill

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1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
503-206-8959
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 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, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 84
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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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
Fantastic grilled cheese lunch with a cool environment

Visiting Portland and doing some shopping downtown we find the Alder St food carts. Stopped at the Grilled Cheese Grill and had the best grilled cheese I've ever had. Had the Gabby and added turkey. Hot, buttery and cheesy. Yum. The staff was friendly and quick. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
kandihagen
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting Portland and doing some shopping downtown we find the Alder St food carts. Stopped at the Grilled Cheese Grill and had the best grilled cheese I've ever had. Had the Gabby and added turkey. Hot, buttery and cheesy. Yum. The staff was friendly and quick. Highly recommend.

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Thank kandihagen
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alberta St. is always fun and interesting, no mater where we stop. This time was no different, Family stopped for lunch and enjoyed the variety of flavors and of course sitting inside the bus to eat our sandwiches. Great Fun for all. Check it out sometime.

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Thank I_5Traveler_12
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 people, 4 different sandwiches, 4 completely satisfied customers! Check out the add-on list to further amp up a terrific sandwich. I recommend apple slices for a sweet and salty flavor profile.

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Thank poohtime
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

If you love grilled cheese this is the place for you. Order you food and sit in the bus to eat. You will love the experience.

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Thank Steelerfaned
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I work downtown, and have a strange schedule, so am often eating at "off hours." Today I went to the Grilled Cheese Grill in the Alder food cart pod, and ordered The Gabby, which is the basic grilled cheese. I don't know exactly what the secret is, but this sandwich was outstanding. Buttery. Cheesy. Grilled just right. It was the... More 

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Thank AlixBarry
Okoboji, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting combination of cheese and other ingredients in the grilled sandwiches and the tomato soup was perfect! And to think we ate it in a school bus...

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Thank 19Corinne71
Austin, Texas
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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Friendly staff and great grilled cheese, what else does one need? A bit hyperbolic. Had two different sandwiches, 4 cheese and one with brie. Both excellent. The only drawback were the chips. Not sure the type, but sandwiches are better without them.

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Thank El_Pirata
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had a large group that went to visit the food trucks on a Saturday night and most of our group ate at the Grilled Cheese Grill truck. Not only was the food delicious, but it was a great price. The favorite was the "Cheesus" which is two grilled cheeses with a burger sandwiched in-between. Top-notch grilled cheese options that... More 

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Thank Kailey T
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

As I continue my weekend foodie trips to places I see on tv in Portland. I decided to stop here with a few family members we had quite a few people us and it was no problem. We sat outside since it was taking a break from raining the kids sat in the school bus. I had the cheesus with... More 

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Thank John B
Heber City, Utah
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I got the grilled cheeseburger with bacon and it was seriously sooo good! Good price and good size. I seriously crave these burgers!

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Thank Brenswag

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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: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?