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: Burnside Brewing

THE BURGER: The Dirty Burger

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: Burnside Brewing’s Dirty Burger is fucking ridiculous. It’s the burger incarnation of getting ass-up drunk with all the relatives on the Oklahoma side of the family (the fun ones): a grilled beef patty and shaved country ham smothered in zippy pimento cheese sauce and browned onions, on a base of spicy Fresno chile slaw and lurid-yet-addictive Kool-Aid pickles. KOOL-AID PICKLES. This is all somehow standing upright on the most delicate, butter Kaiser roll, and then oh, what the hell, a homemade barbecue pork rind is pinned on top.

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).