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: Triple Nickel

THE BURGER: Trip Nicktacular Fondue Burger


Photo by Heather Arndt Anderson

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: I’m woman enough to admit it: This burger nearly defeated me. The patty and bun alone are substantial, but then that sorceress in the Triple Nickel kitchen went and topped it with a mound of sautéed onions and a blanket of smoked Gouda fondue fortified with Heineken. And tangy barbecue potato chips that they make from scratch to provide crunch. And banana peppers to cut through the richness. The result can be a bit tricky to eat, but like taming a wild horse, your tenacity will be rewarded.

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).