Place of originUnited States
Region or stateOregon
Main ingredientsGrilled cheese sandwiches, ham, bacon, cheese, eggs, Spam

Redonkadonk is a grilled burger with ham, bacon, cheese, egg and Spam inside two grilled cheese sandwiches made with extra-thick Texas Toast style bread. It was served by Portland, Oregon's Brunch Box food cart and restaurants.[1] Brunch Box operated in Portland for 12 years, first as a food cart in downtown Portland and then two additional brick and mortar locations in the city; the business permanently closed in September 2021.[2]

It has been identified as one of the fattiest foods in the U.S. by Health.com[3][4] The sandwich is featured on the Cooking Channel's Eat St. show in its second episode.[5][6][7] The Cooking Channel includes the recipe on its website.[8][9]

The Redonkadonk competed on Portland's food truck and food cart scene against the Big-A** Sandwich's Gutbomb: "a basic Big-A** with double the meat, double the cheese and the girth of a fishbowl", as well as the Original Cheesus from the Grilled Cheese Grill: a Colby Jack and grilled onion grilled cheese sandwich and an American cheese grilled cheese sandwich with pickles encasing a one-third pound burger with lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard.[10]

See also


  1. ^ Portland sandwich one of nation's 50 fattiest foods July 2, 2010 KATU
  2. ^ A Running List of Portland’s Restaurant, Bar, and Food Cart Closures April 6, 2022 Eater PDX
  3. ^ Oregon: Brunchbox's Redonkadonk Health.com
  4. ^ "The 50 Fattiest Foods in the States". Health.com.
  5. ^ Eat Street Features Portland’s Carts April 19, 2011 Food Carts Portland
  6. ^ The Redonkadonk Food Carts Portland
  7. ^ New series Eat Street captures revolution in gourmet food says host 660 News
  8. ^ Grant Butler Portland food carts featured on The Cooking Channel's new series 'Eat Street' April 19, 2011 The Oregonian
  9. ^ Redonkadonk burger recipe Cooking Channel
  10. ^ Ferretti, Elena (18 November 2016). "Portland's Gourmet Food Cart Phenomenon". Fox News.