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: Rockin' Robyn's Sassy Burger

THE BURGER: Buffalo Burger


Photo by Heather Arndt Anderson

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: “I haven’t figured out what to put on top, like on a stick,” Robyn explained to me when we chatted about her buffalo burger a week before my sneak preview. Turns out, this lily doesn’t need gilding, but HOLY FUCK DID SHE GILD IT. Her gouda, bacon and roasted red pepper-topped slider is already a Thing of Beauty, but then she went and put a mozzarella stick, fried pickle slice, and a goddamn deep-fried macaroni and cheese bit on top. The slash of raw onion and yellow mustard set this German girl’s heart ablaze, but also serve to slice through the richness of all the fried goodies.

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).