Rip City Grill cooks up meats, mushrooms, and more for their hearty sandwiches, which they prepare in plain sight of their peckish clientele. Dig into the grilled cheese—swiss, cheddar, and pepper jack topped with tomato ($3.50). The sandwich shop’s signature tri-tip steak selection comes with 6 ounces of dry-rubbed beef served on a toasted roll doused in garlic butter ($6). Styles add more panache to plates than glued-on googly eyes and include such tastescapes as Cali style, a mélange of fresh avocado, Tillamook cheddar, and maple bacon, and El Caliente style, a hodgepode of sautéed onions, jalapeños, and pepper jack ($1 each). Sate still-growling bellies with sides, such as chips ($1) and energy drinks ($2.50), which provide the stamina necessary to brew coffee.