Ames Meat Research

Quality Ingredients

variety of fresh bread

Locally sourced ingredients and fresh-made bread from Grano Bakery ensure each item tastes delicious, from the first bite to the last.

Delicious Food

delicious cheesy sandwich

Soups, salads and sandwiches to make your mouth water.

People Who Care

food cart chef

Each menu item is handcrafted with love by owners Amanda and Bill Ames.

About Us

Welcome to Ames Meat Research, your new favorite lunch spot. Conveniently located at the Orange Line Main St. Station in downtown Milwaukie, we specialize in delicious homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. We have over 10 years experience in the local restaurant scene and decided it was finally time to follow our dream and join Portland's thriving food cart scene. As an homage to the spirit of discovery and innovation, we hope to build on that experience and use our intuition, imagination and creativity to craft delicious new dishes to share with you. Come explore with us!

Our Menu

Soup is $3 a cup or $5 a bowl, and served with your choice of bread or gluten free rice crackers

Salad additions: Soy Curls $2 ● Chicken Breast $3 ● Seared Salmon $5

All vegan options are prepared on a dedicated grill

Tomato Basil *(V & GF)

Tomato Basil Soup

Add a Tillamook Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich for $3

Soup of the Day Specials

Soup of the Day

Ask Us About Our Seasonal Specials

Butter Lettuce Salad $7

Butter Lettuce Salad

Tender Butter Lettuce with Cherry Tomatoes, Carrot, Radish, Cucumber, Soft Herbs, Crumbled Bleu Cheese with Dijon Vinaigrette

Kung Pao! Salad $7

Kung Pao Salad

Zucchini noodles, Carrots, Crispy Fried Peppers, Fresh Sweet Peppers, Peanuts, Scallion over Mixed Greens and Kung Pao Peanut Dressing

Citrus Beet Salad $8

Kung Pao Salad

Sliced Beets, Fresh Clementine Segments, Goat Cheese, Pistachios over Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

French Onion Beef Dip $9

French Onion Beef Dip

Sliced Round Steak, Grilled Onions, Gruyere Cheese, Garlic Mayo, Sourdough Baguette, French Onion Au Jus

Mushroom, Chicken & Brie $7

Mushroom Chicke and Brie Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Breast, Marsala Rosemary Roasted Mushrooms, Melty Brie, Lettuce, Tomato, Garlic Mayo on Grilled Brioche

Hawaiian “Pizza” Melt $7

Hawaiian Pizza Melt

Shaved Ham, Pineapple Relish, Roasted Jalapeños, Mozzarella, Pizza Sauce on Grilled Brioche

Salmon Burger $10

Salmon Burger

With Homemade Tartar, Pickled Red Onion & Cucumber, Lettuce and Tomato on a Toasted Bun

Vegan Grilled Veggie $7

Vegan Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Zucchini, Onions, Mushrooms, Sweet Peppers, Vegan Herbed Cashew Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Vegan Mayo on Sourdough Baguette

Homemade Moon Pie $3

Homemade Moon Pie

Graham Cookies with Homemade Marshmallow Hand Dipped in Dark Belgian Chocolate


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Kids Menu

Includes a juice box and choice of:

Carrot Sticks with Ranch ● or ● Goldfish Crackers

PB & J $4

PB & J Sandwich

Smooth Peanut Butter with Strawberry Jam

Grilled Cheese $4

Grilled Cheese

Made with Tillamook Cheddar

Ham and Cheese $4

Ham and Chees

Made with Tillamook Cheddar & Mayo


Tim's Cascade Chips $1 ● Side Salad $3 ● Pile of Pickles $2 ● Selection of Bottled Beverages $2 ● Selection of Canned Beverages $1

Hours & Location

Open Tuesday through Sunday 11am - 8pm. Closed Mondays.

Call or text us at (971) 420-6726 to order ahead.

Located at Milwaukie Station, 11301 SE 21st Ave, Milwaukie, OR 97222