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The Grilled Cheese Grill

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1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sammamish, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether you have teens or toddlers, or are just a connoisseur of grilled cheese sandwiches, you are going to love this food truck on Alberta Street next to the tiny house hotel caravan. Sandwiches come out piping hot with potato chips. Vegetarians are welcome here but so are carnivores as you can add meat to a number of the delicious... More 

Thank Kathy M
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like eating at places that are different and not so commercialized and this totally fit the bill! The prices were mid-range but the food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. You can eat at the outdoor tables or inside the school bus that was decked out with booths. I tried the jalapeno popper grilled cheese and it was... More 

Thank Jessica B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, great food, great atmosphere. This little gem is right next to the tiny caravan, tiny house "hotel" that had a outdoor music get together. We ate in the bus and enjoying the yummy food and feel good music and vibes can't wait to go back.

Thank Craigswife12
Trondheim, Norway
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279 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They offer crust free grilled cheese sandwiches so even the youngest customers have a chance to put their teeth in a grilled cheese sandwich. The choices for the cheese sandwich are easy and clear and it doesn't take too much waiting time before you can enjoy it. Nice guys, good price and tasty.

Thank KristinMiles
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WOW!!! If you're looking for the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches you should definitely give this a try! Great for grabbing a bite to eat as you're passing the food cart. Staff are very friendly and service was reasonably quick! I will definitely be back!

Thank 501keshias
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What could be better than sitting in an old school bus eating grilled cheese and tomato soup? Well, an air conditioned bus would have been better. But aside from the heat, this is a pretty cool experience. We'll return. Kids loved it, too.

1 Thank Lori A
Comox, Canada
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257 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wait not too bad. I got this grilled cheese to take back to the hotel. nice local cheese, pickle and chips. recommended

Thank cactus52
Dallas, Texas
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200 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I had heard so much about the Portland food carts and boy did this one make it worth the trip! White bread, three types of cheese grilled in an old airstream trailer? BEST - MEAL - EVER!!!! Served with a cup of hot tomato soup - eaten in an old school bus? FIVE STAR! It may not have been China... More 

Thank C T F
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty decent for a food truck but overhyped. At the end of the day, it's just grilled cheese. I wouldn't say it's a 5 star meal.

1 Thank Amy G
O'Fallon, Illinois
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I don't even like pickles or mustard but everything blends so well. Glad i don't live in portland i would weigh so much as i would eat here all the time. Only had one thing here but would go back.

Thank bibiandnini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Fast Food, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-206-8959

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?