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 Grindelwald Burger


THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: The Grindelwald: Because one should always have a favorite region of Switzerland, and then own an amazing bar so you can name a burger after it. Bar Bar, which churns out thousands of never-fail cheeseburgers on the regular, is offering an homage to owner Jim Brunberg’s favorite Swiss mountain region: a quarter pound grass fed beef patty with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and bacon, melted Swiss cheese, and house made garlic aioli on a toasted potato bun. This is no pinkie-up eating—the rich toppings will ooze out onto your digits but never make that potato bun’s delightfully crisp edges go soggy. Order some freedom fries if you’re feeling too Continental.

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).