The Grilled Cheese Grill is a food cart located in inner NE Portland that serves up the traditional variety along with some added sandwiches to please everyone’s palette. You really can’t miss this cart with the big yellow school bus that sits on the corner of Alberta and NE 10th Ave. I love that they play non kid friendly music on the bus and all the graphic artwork along the ceiling and walls is something a child might have nightmares about while napping. It’s kid friendly but alterna inspired just like the neighborhood it sits in.
My favorite savory sandwich is called The Southsider (pictured above) consisting of artichokes, sun-dried tomato, mozzarella and mushrooms on grilled sourdough bread for $5. There are plenty of picnic tables outside and a full size bus for seating so there is enough room to accommodate the crowds even when it’s raining.
Why else do I love this place? Well they have a cute guy named Cameron working there although I can’t guarantee he’ll still be around by the time you read this. In any case at least you walk away with a full stomach if not an eyeful of something more. Oh yeah, they accept debit cards and they are open until 2:30am on the weekends. Ridiculously cheese-tastic.
Location: 1027 NE Alberta St Portland Oregon
Cost: $5 for the Southsider