For the third year running, Burger Week brings you limited edition, $5 burgers from your favorite Portland bars and restaurants, for one week only! This year the promotion will run Aug 10-16, giving you just one week to try as many burgers as you can from over 30 participating establishments! To get you prepared, we'll be previewing each Burger Week burger over the next couple weeks so that you can prioritize your game plan.

THE VENUE: Widmer Brothers Pub
THE BURGER: Urban Cowboy

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: Frankly speaking, the Urban Cowboy burger has ruined me for all other burgers. If Widmer Brothers' intention was to build the juiciest, most accessible burger in town, they have succeeded mightily. The main contributor to this burger's juiciness is its Fulton Meats custom blend of short rib, brisket, and perfectly cooked chuck, wedged between a just-crunchy enough Grand Central poppy seed bun. Topped with Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onion, smoked onion sauce, Carlton Farm bacon, shredded iceberg, AND an amazingly delicate Ancho chili peach barbecue sauce, this is a BBQ burger that puts all others to shame—largely due to a complimentary combo of ingredients which refuse to outshine or overwhelm the others. While filling, it won't send you into a food coma, leaving room to pair it with a brisk, refreshing Upheaval IPA. So run, don't walk to get this one... the Urban Cowboy burger is scrape-the-plate good.

Once again, the Portland Mercury would like to thank our generous partners, world-class meat provider Nicky USA, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Jim Beam!

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, remember that a $5 burger is a privilege, not a right. Don’t ruin it for everyone! Please be kind and respectful, exercise the golden rule, and treat our restaurants the way you want to be treated (unless you’re a masochist).