Northeast Alberta's The Station makes a high-quality version of a certain iconic fast food burger, which happens to have two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle, and onion on a sesame-seed bun. This burger used to be named something a little too close for the fast food giant's comfort, and now The Station has a large, nicely-framed cease-and-desist letter from said corporation. ("We'll crush you like a bug and salt your children's graves," reads the abundant subtext.) It's kind of charming, and makes for a nice detail in their beautiful space, with its soaring ceilings and two-story mirrored bar (with proper library ladder). If you need to get away from the letter and all its negative energy, they have a spacious and shaded private patio out back.

The Stations $5 Outlaw Burger - fries not included.
  • Chris Onstad
  • The Station's $5 Outlaw Burger - fries not included.

The Station's $5 Burger Week burger is precisely the same as the above, excepting that it features a single rather than a double patty. It does still taste like if the Big Threatening Corporation's iconic burger used fresh, high-quality ingredients, and it's your rare chance to enjoy a B-g M-c that befits a grown up. The Station also has a big draft list, a big wall of liquor, and a few big displays showing the most compelling and timely of the sporting broadcasts.

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The Portland Mercury would like to thank our partners once again this year, world-class meat provider Nicky USA, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Jim Beam Kentucky Fire!

Important reminder: THESE BURGERS WILL SELL OUT. Last year’s restaurants had one main issue with the event last year, and that was people getting angry and rude when they found out that they are part of a reality where restaurants that are getting slammed run out of food. We have better forecasting numbers this year, but please: go early, be kind, get a drink, and, most importantly, a $5 burger is a privilege, not a right. You know what someone who acts like a horse’s ass is? Hint: It has two enormous buttocks and large poops fall out of the middle.