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: The Knock Back

THE BURGER: Le Pâté Don't Play


THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: With a bar program that’s conceptual but unpretentious, and a food menu that delivers big flavor with little price, The Knock Back is one of my favorite bars in town. Their Le Pâté Don't Play burger is also likely to slide into Burger Week legend. It’s as high as a human hand, with a list of goodies almost as long (deep breath in): a 7 oz Painted Hills beef burger with two slices of house-made country pâté, and herbed chevre, dressed with arugula, fennel, and pickled onions with champagne vinaigrette AND THEN mustard mayo and sambal spicy mayo. As promised, this one doesn’t mess around.

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).