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I always get excited (maybe too excited?) when I spot Tillamook Cheese on a restaurant’s menu. Here’s a roundup of our 2010 Restaurants of the Month, each of which uses Tillamook products on their menu items – in sandwiches, burgers, mac and cheese, and more. Do you ever spot Tillamook on menus? If so, let us know!

January 2010
Byways Café

Authentic, yet creative, home-style meals made with fresh and locally-grown products from Oregon. Byways Café serves a new pancake every Sunday, not to mention some of the best coffee cake in town.

Byways Café
1212 NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR  97209

February 2010
Zip’s Drive-In

Since 1953, Zip’s Drive-In has been serving up quick meals at a fair price. The menu at this retro-style restaurant includes fresh burgers (top yours with Tillamook!), hand-cut halibut, crinkle-cut fries, and housemade tartar sauce.

Zip’s Drive-In
Various Locations in Washington and Idaho

March 2010
Henry’s 12th Street Tavern

The 14,500 sq. foot restaurant boasts 100 beers and hard ciders on tap. The diverse menu features fresh seafood, USDA choice steaks, pasta, and authentic Asian preparations. All dishes are made from scratch, including salads, sandwiches, and pizza.

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern
10 NW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR  97209

April 2010
Grilled Cheese Truck

The Grilled Cheese Truck takes its gooey grilled goodness to the streets! This roaming food truck satisfies stomachs and nostalgia with one of America’s favorite childhood comfort foods – the grilled cheese sandwich. The Grilled Cheese Truck goes beyond basic bread, butter, and cheese—although this tasty classic is a menu option—with original sandwiches like the Cheesy Mac and Rib Melt (featuring Tillamook Sharp Cheddar).

Grilled Cheese Truck
Streets of Los Angeles, CA
See recipes by the Grilled Cheese Truck

May 2010
Savor Soup House

In addition to serving homemade, seasonal soups that rotate daily, you can also create your own grilled cheese sandwich from their Grilled Cheese Bar. Your sandwich begins with toasted Grand Central Bakery Bread and Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese… and from there the possibilities are endless!

Savor Soup House
1003 SW Alder
Portland, OR  97205

June 2010
The AMERICAN Grilled Cheese Kitchen

THE AMERICAN Grilled Cheese Kitchen, one of South Park’s newest breakfast and lunch spots, is San Francisco’s only casual restaurant focused exclusively on creating and serving the tastiest and most innovative grilled cheese sandwiches.

The AMERICAN Grilled Cheese Kitchen
1 South Park Ave.
Suite 103A
San Francisco, CA  94107
See recipes by The AMERICAN

July 2010
Lindsey’s Lattes

Lindsey’s Lattes is a drive-thru coffee cart that specializes in espresso drinks, Tillamook Ice Cream shakes, and fruit smoothies. Their breakfast burrito is also a popular menu item – made fresh daily with your choice of meat and Tillamook Cheddar Cheese or Tillamook Pepper Jack Cheese.

Lindsey’s Lattes
1920 Main Ave. North
Tillamook, OR  97141

August 2010
Po Dog Hot Dogs

Whether dining in or eating on-the-go, the Po Dog’s concept is designed for today’s busy customers who are looking for a tasty, unique alternative. Po Dog begins with select meats made from the finest quality ingredients sourced locally. Choose from 25 toppings, including fresh mango, bacon jam, sweet or hot peppers, and Tillamook Cheese.

Po Dog Hot Dogs
1009 E Union St.
Seattle, WA  98122

September 2010
Hires Big H

Founded in 1959, Hires Big H Drive-in is famous for tasty burgers, fresh-cut fries (topped with Tillamook Cheese!), homemade onion rings, special dipping sauces and frosty root beer.

Hires Big H
425 South 700 East
Salt Lake City UT 84102
(and various locations throughout Salt Lake, Midvale, and West Valley, UT)

October 2010
Victor Tangos

Tasty urban bar fare, including the All Prime Double-Double Burger with Tillamook Cheese. Wash it all down with craftsman brews, cocktails made from scratch, and high-quality, affordable wines.

Victor Tangos
3001 N. Henderson
Dallas, TX  75206

November 2010
BRC Gastropub

BRC Gastropub serves up American fare by executive chef Jeff Axline and chef Lance Fegen. To get your Tillamook Cheese fix, try their BRC Pub Burger, Pimento Cheese Spread, Short Rib Grilled Cheese, or Cheddar Ranch Dressing.

BRC Gastropub
519 shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX  77007

December 2010
Grilled Cheese Grill

Revisit the taste of your childhood when you dip a toasty grilled cheese sandwich in a cup of creamy tomato soup at the Grilled Cheese Grill. Order your sammich from their retro airstream trailer and pick your spot at a picnic table or at a “booth” on their old-school yellow school bus cafe.

Grilled Cheese Grill
1027 NE Alberta Ave.
Portland, OR  97211

Visit their new location (with a double-decker bus!) at SE 28th & Ankeny in Portland.

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