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: White Owl Social Club

THE BURGER: Double Lamb Burger

THE MOUTHWATERING DETAILS: White Owl’s Burger Week entry is what would happen if a burger and a gyro combined their powers, Wonder Twins-style, to form something more powerful than either could ever be on their own. The juicy lamb is immediately a departure from beef, and could be just the thing for a little variety after you've put a dozen beef patties into your face in a foolhardy (but admirable!) attempt to hit every Burger Week location. But this isn't a Mediterranean food in disguise. This is a collaboration. This is the (Middle) East meeting the West. The lamb is slathered with herbed mayo and American cheese right out of an In-N-Out, making it the kind of messy, cheese-drenched flavor bomb that so characterizes These United States. It's not a gyro: It's a melting pot in a potato bun.

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).