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: The Lamb Burger

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: With the Kells Lamb Burger, Kells Brew Pub is serving up an Irish twist on an old favorite. Savory ground lamb on a potato roll will make you want to don your woolens, and not even the addition of feta and basil to the meat can snap you out of it. Baby arugula, thick slab of tomato and pickled red onions balance the flavors and provide brightness, while the rosemary aioli keeps the toasted bun well lubricated.

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).