Portland, OR – Three Square Grill (Review)

Three Square Grill Shrimp and GritsIn our hood, Three Square Grill has been dishing up their take on American favorites, sourcing locally whenever possible, for over ten years. While we’ve always intended to go there, we had never made it, until last nite, and we’ve been missing out. ┬áMrs. Burgerdogboy had called from her daily errands and suggested a date night, and it was a superb idea.

A bright and cheery space, Three Square bakes their own bread, cures their own meats, and most notably, cures a lot of charming and tasty pickled products that one can find, purchase at Three Square as well as around town.  The menu varies daily.

Service is affable, prompt, and diners are started with a half baguette and butter plate. We ordered the “pickle sampler”, which was a variety of pickled cukes (both sweet and garlic), beets, beans, delicious radishes, and more.

Mrs. BurgerDogBoy went with the “Low Country Shrimp and Sausage with Grits and Greens”, a delightful riff on a Creole standard, with grilled shrimp and sausage in a flavorful sauce on a bed of grits and greens. Nice.

And I opted for the Highland Oak Farms 1/2 pound burger with cheese and bacon, side of fries. The massive hand-formed patty was prepared to my request of medium rare, and the bun was (to me) reminiscent of a fresh potato roll. It comes with pickle, tomato and lettuce on the side, naturally you can request other condiments, but I chose to tackle it “au natural” to enjoy the flavor of the beef.

It’s a damned fine burger, a great value, and was too large for me to pack away at a sitting.

Sunday breakfast is offered, we’ll get back to try that.

If you’re craving their pickled products, you can order online.

Three Square Grill Portland Oregon Burger

Three Square Grill Portland Oregon

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