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The Grilled Cheese Grill

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1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
+1 503-206-8959
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 15:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Saw the Cheesus on the menu. Had to give it a try. Did not disappoint. Bring your appetite and maybe someone to share it with.

Thank Barret R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Super awesome jalapeño grilled cheese!! Wow can't wait to go back for it again! Unique atmosphere and great food - can't beat it!

Thank ezeyofi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Is it a fine grilled cheese? Yes. Is it one of the best restaurants in PDX? No. But it's a fine grilled cheese.

Thank Scrappleking
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have gone here a few times with different people. Some might ask why go out for a grilled cheese sandwich when you can make your own at home...well my friends, its because the creations here at the Grilled Cheese Grill are just that amazing. And bonus points for getting to sit in a school bus while you munch away... More 

1 Thank Tara R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is the best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had...really. Wonderful local cheddar cheese, cream cheese, jalapeños, and bacon...incredible! Got it at the food truck the last day in town... Wish I would have gone here on day 1!

Thank wans2travel
Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I love grilled cheese sandwiches and this (both of them I had on 2 different days) are the best ones I have ever had. I had the spicy one with peppers the first day and the mixed cheese on the second day. i went back because it was so good the first time. It is located in one of the... More 

1 Thank lynneh201
Galway, Ireland
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Genuinely the best grilled cheese I've ever had. With crispy bacon and avocado. Just outstanding. Has to be paired with the soup for the full effect but either way, this is the best that grilled cheese gets.

Thank Davisthegiraffe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Grilled cheese many different ways. How can you go wrong? Nothing healthy here, just crunchy cheesy goodness. Eat at a picnic bench in a dirt lot next to an old bus. Afterwards, walk off your lunch on Alberta Street and do a little shopping. A great way to spend a Portland afternoon.

Thank Nina B
Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The girls (15 and 12) and I had a few days to play in Portland while Mom was at a training seminar. Although we didn't visit this recommended main location, we did spy The Grilled Cheese Grill truck on SW 10th Avenue between Alder and Washington Streets downtown on our way to Powell's Books a few blocks away. The girls... More 

1 Thank jeff_and_kayla
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had 4 kids with us who love grilled cheese. It met our expectations even for the youngest eater who likes his cheese to be Tillamook. Eating inside the bus was a bonus. The adult sandwiches were delicious too. My only complaint was nobody came to clean up a spilled beverage in the bus even though we notified them. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1027 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4533
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-206-8959

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