If you're looking for a generic meal that won't offend your grandmother, this place is fine. It's clean and the service is decent. Most of the food, though, is ordinary and, if you cook at all, you may feel like you've wasted your money by not cooking it yourself.
I've been to 3 branches of this restaurant and all are consistently good. I particularly like the chicken skewers over vermicelli noodles and veggies.
Try the Djaj. It's moist chicken over rice and pine nuts. It sounds simple, but here it's great, the best I've had in Portland. The hummus and flatbread are great, too.
Burgerville often serves free food at community or environmental events. It makes sense; they serve grass-fed beef and often local produce. I like their fish and chips with a chocolate milkshake.
Every time I've eaten here, it's been great. The meat is juicy and smoky. The sides are good, particularly the greens. I recommend it to any carnivore or omnivore.
I took my Ford Taurus to the Hawthorne Auto Clinic a few years back. Before I was finished describing the problem, they had a diagnosis and a reasonable estimate. The lent me a pager (I don't have a cell phone) so they could let me know when it was done and gave me some bus tickets so I could get to work and back. They fixed it promptly and charged exactly what they said they would. I don't know if they're the rock-bottom cheapest, but if it means I don't have to worry about something going awry, that's fine by me.