QUERY: Do you like or LOVE nachos? ANSWER: You flippin' LOVE 'EM! So get ready to get very excited, because from Monday, July 17 through Sunday, July 23, the Portland Mercury celebrates the return of NACHO WEEK!

That's right! For one week only, Portland's fave restaurants will be serving up specially crafted, full-sized plates of inventive, delicious nachos! And while it's not a competition, you can bet your butt that these fun-loving chefs will be coming up with the most CREATIVE nacho combinations imaginable! And best of all? Every delectable plate is only a measly $8 each! TUMMIES, START YOUR ENGINES! (And if your tummies need a map to quickly find all the Nacho Week locations, well, we've got that right here! You're welcome, tummy!)

Reminder: The Mercury's various food weeks is a great way to shine a light on local eateries that may not get the attention they deserve, as well as supporting the investigative reporting and fun arts and entertainment news we bring you every dang day. So let's make everyone (especially your stomach) happy starting July 17 with the Portland Mercury’s Nacho Week (brought to you by your favorite booze, Jim Beam, and the best event site in town, EverOut)!

FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NACHO WEEK (INCLUDING PICS AND LOCATIONS) HERE. (And yes... that includes lotsa vegan and vegetarian options!) But before you set out on the most delicious week of your life, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Nacho Week takes a ton of work—especially from Portland's beloved servers, cooks, and bartenders! Let 'em know you appreciate it... with words and especially money!

Each Nacho Week location has more than just fantastic nachos—you'll also find excellent drinks and sides! Buy a glass (or two) of something equally delicious to wash down those delectable 'chos!

Look, everybody loves nachos, so everybody's gonna wanna eat nachos, right? That means certain locations might get a little hectic. There will be lines—but if a place is too busy, just come back the next day, or hit another Nacho Week spot!

The Mercury's got you covered with Nacho Week updates, reviews, and tips on Instagram, as well as Twitter (just search the #portlandnachoweek hashtag for loads of up-to-the-second info). And make sure you're signed up for Portland Mercury and EverOut newsletters to stay up to date on ALL the news and events in town.

Thank you so much for partaking in and enjoying the Mercury's food weeks and supporting small local businesses. YOU'RE THE BEST. And, as always, if you appreciate the Mercury's daily efforts to keep you informed and entertained, please consider dropping a small contribution so we can keep it going!

Don't miss the delicious fun of the PORTLAND MERCURY'S NACHO WEEK: coming at ya Monday, July 17! Your mouth will love ya for it!