I noticed the University Grill finally opened so I stopped in for lunch. Pictured is the Bacon Cheeseburger. Comes with the usual stuff on a usual bun for $5.75. Fries set you back another $1.50. I ordered medium rare, but the patty is so thin there's no way it could come cooked to order. Really nothing wrong with the burger, but you'd think since they have "Burgers" on their sign, they'd set themselves apart somehow. No such luck. It was just a commercial burger with Tillamook cheese... pretty much the same thing you can get at Burgerville (but if they're using Country Natural Beef, they're keeping it a secret). The bartender/waitress was friendly. With one beer and tip I got out for $14.00, which seems like a lot... I'm still hungry. (It was served on a really small plate to make it seem like a full meal.) In my humble opinion, anyone opening a restaurant in North Portland should go to Pause for a burger and see how it should be done.
6300 N. Lombard
Portland OR 97203