Sunday, September 18, 2011


Week 2 down and we're rockin and rollin!  

Farmer's Market on NW 19th and Everett

Winters Farms Stand
(our potato vendor)

So now that we are OFFICIALLY moving into fall..(thanks for the 2 week summer, mother nature) we are lucky to have local markets to go to to get our produce.  Winters Farms is located in Troutdale, Oregon (about 10 miles outside Portland) and they come into town almost every day to sell at the local markets.  Because we are on a mission to do the LOCAL and FRESH thing, this works out nicely for us!

I think the funnest part for both Travis and I is meeting all of our customers.  We get to tell them our story, talk about the food and get to know a bit about them as well.  It has been awesome.  So far, I would say we have the BEST customers around!!
This was one of my favorite guests so far...

Beautiful Buca

Glad y'all are loving the food!  Remember to LIKE us on facebook and read our amazing reviews on YELP here...(I swear I didn't bribe anyone to write these...)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week One...

We just wanted to give a big THANKS to everyone who has stopped by The Grillery to try our food, hang out and experience our opening week with has really been GREAT!

Our fun menu by the AMAZiNG Abby Marten

Travis and I have been spending every waking moment at the cart...finishing up all the little details (do they ever stop??), cleaning, trying new name it!  There is no end to the day.  It's been super fun (still!  can you believe it?!), and we are learning a TON!

 A homemade sign out of an old barn door...
Not bad, eh?

It is REAAALLLYYY hot in Portland right now, so business has been up and down.  The biggest hit on our menu thus far is our very own Fiesta Corn!

Fresh corn from Troutdale, Oregon

After adding "Grill Sauce," Cotija cheese and a lime wedge

The feedback on our food has been amazing!  Everyone LOVES the corn, we've gotten rave reviews on the fries and people say they can really taste the quality of our beef.

Come by and see for yourself!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Getting Our Groove

So we did it...sorta.  We had a "soft" opening, and it went well.  We learned the ins and outs of working in a veeerrrry small space, in the heat, for the first time, with the spotlight ON.  I would give us a B-...maybe a B.

Gotta start somewhere, right?

First major setback...?  Almost chopping my finger off and spending the morning in the ER.  

Minor surgery on my pinky finger

And by "surgery" I mean stitches.

Still have all 10 digits (and hopefully a jumper.)

I hustled back from the hospital to get going on the rest of opening day duties.  Turns out, fingers get in the way of EVERYTHING and you will bump them on ANYTHING that might hurt.  OUCH.  We had our friends and family over to taste the food and allow Travis and I to get into The Grillery grooooove. 

We even had a few paying customers as well...

Of course I had to ask our first customer for a picture...

There are so many last minute tasks to complete before we are fully operating.  It consumes us.  Once we finish one thing, it seems like there are 15 more on the TO DO LIST.  It's constant.  We are so anxious to get this baby open, and give the people what they want!

Tuesday is the day.  The grand GRAND opening.  Come by and try our tasty burgers, give us all the feedback you want, hang out and be part of the Grillery Family.  

N Fremont and Vancouver...
We can not WAIT to serve you!

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