Last year's Burger Week brought Portland to its knees. Traffic on all city streets stood at full gridlock, as diners fought to reach the thirteen destination restaurants offering their special $5 creations. The state's beef supply dwindled. People jumped from the rooftops, hoping to land at a table at Slow Bar, White Owl, Ate-oh-Ate, and the like. It was madness.

And we're doing it again. With more participants.

This year we have TWENTY restaurants signed on. From August 11th-17th, you'll enjoy full-sized, high-quality, inventive—nay, game-changing—burgers, at prices straight out of history.

The Mi Mero Mole Burger Week prototype
  • Nick Zukin
  • The Mi Mero Mole Burger Week prototype

Pictured above is a prototype of the burger Nick Zukin's Mi Mero Mole will offer at its Chinatown location. From Zukin: "We’re doing a chorizo patty with a bacon-wrapped chile relleno, guac, sour cream, and pickled onions." He is not messing around.

In the coming weeks, watch this space for photos and write-ups from the following participants:

Bar Bar
Burnside Brewing
Club 21
Double Barrel
Doug Fir
Foster Burger
Hop & Vine
Mi Mero Mole
Rockin' Robyn’s Sassy Burger
Slow Bar
Spirit Of 77
The Station
Widmer Brothers Pub
White Owl Social Club

The Portland Mercury is once again proud to work with partner Nicky USA, purveyor of the city's finest meats, to supply our restaurants.