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: Knuckle Sandwich

THE BURGER: The Piñata Burger


Photo by Heather Arndt Anderson

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: Just for shits and gigs, I enlisted the help of Burger Week Emeritus Extraordinaire, Chris Onstad, for this one! Chris and I tried this immense burger, all laden with gooey chipotle cream cheese and housemade guac, roasted poblanos, melted pepper jack, and thick-cut bacon, and we were like, “Mang, you know what this needs? Fried onions.” AND THEY ADDED THEM. Knuckle Sandwich’s crispy-gossamer French-fried onions are now part of their extravaganza of a Burger Week burger. You’re welcome.

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).