FINALLY! At long last, it’s time for humankind’s greatest celebration/accomplishment: New Seasons Presents Portland Burger Week! This year, Burger Week is bigger and better than ever: From Monday Aug 15 to Sunday Aug 21, Portlanders will be feasting on 48 (!!) delectable, original burgers... and if that wasn’t great enough, each of those burgers can be had for a mere $8! Holy cats... this is looking to be the best Burger Week yet!

(Thanks and a tip o' the hat to this year's fine Burger Week sponsors: New Seasons Market, Jim Beam, Laurelwood Brewing, Electric Lettuce, DinnerStar, and EverOut. Woot-woot!)

Go here to see pics and descriptions of all 48 (!!) of this year’s one-of-a-kind burger creations—but before you start planning the most delicious week of your life, keep a few things in mind:

And please, don’t be stingy! Burger Week takes a ton of work—especially from Portland’s beloved servers, cooks, and bartenders! Let ’em know you appreciate it. With money.

Each Burger Week location has more than just fantastic burgers—you’ll also find excellent drinks and sides! Could you survive this week eating nothing but burgers? Uh... probably. But you’d miss out on other awesome stuff!

Without these fine folks, there wouldn't BE a Burger Week. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor New Seasons Market, as well as the always delicious Jim Beam, your fave cannabis purveyors Electric Lettuce, the scrumptious Laurelwood Brewery & Pub, your go-to food delivery app DinnerStar, and the best dang entertainment calendar in Portland, EverOut

Due to its official status as the Most Beloved Event on Planet Earth™, Burger Week can get a little hectic. There will be lines—so if a place is too busy, just come back the next day, or hit another Burger Week spot!

The Mercury’s got you covered with Burger Week updates, reviews, and tips on Facebook, as well as Twitter and Instagram (just search the #portlandburgerweek hashtag for loads of up-to-the-second info). And on the Burger Week homepage, you’ll find useful stuff like a handy map of all Burger Week locations, which also makes for a great tattoo.

Thank you so much for partaking and enjoying in the Mercury's food weeks and supporting small local businesses—especially those who may not get the attention they deserve! YOU'RE THE BEST. And, as always, if you appreciate the Mercury's daily efforts to keep you informed and entertained, please consider dropping a small contribution so we can keep it going!

Again, GO HERE TO SEE ALL 48 (!!) OF THE DELIGHTFUL BURGER WEEK BURGERS IN THEIR SUCCULENT GLORY, and get ready for the most tummy-pleasing week of your life: the Mercury's BURGER WEEK! Coming at ya August 15-21!