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 BURGER: Hala Burger


Photo by Heather Arndt Anderson

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: You ever think to yourself, “Man, I could really go for a gyro and a burger”? Well friend, you’re in luck! Ya Hala’s Hala Burger is a juicy lamb patty stuffed with pungent feta, slathered in cool tzatziki sauce and tahini mustard, and then topped with a thick slice of grilled tomato and frizzled onions. There’s even a little arugula for good measure. Since it doesn’t come wrapped in that foil paper that usually keeps a gyro safely contained (and comes on a brioche bun instead of wrapped in a pita), you’ll definitely need a knife and fork for this one.

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).