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Portland Burger Week 2022: A Selection of Comments About Burgers People Have Eaten So Far

Tell Us Which Ones You're Loving for A Chance to Win Money!
August 18, 2022

We're midway through New Seasons Presents the Mercury's Burger Week 2022 Past Event List , and we know you're all out there in full force enjoying all 48 of the delicious $8 burger creations restaurants across the city have made just for you!

In case you missed it, we're also giving away money just for eating burgers and telling us what you think about them! All you have to do is make a public EverOut list of the ones you've tried, along with a note about what you thought of each one (plus, make sure you're subscribed to our emails to find out about future food weeks and other awesome events!)

So far, you all have taken the assignment and run with it! We're loving reading all of your reviews and seeing what you think about this year's incredible entries. 

To give you a taste, here's a small sample of some of the things people have said about Burger Week burgers so far this year. There's lots more to dig into over on our lists page though—go check it out for yourself!

The Chungus Burger (Bar Maven): Past Event List “Wow, there's a lot going on here, and the balance achieved is sublime. Fat and cream cheese offset spice (the 'net' heat is really minimal, suitable even for people who don't like spicy foods, like me!), as does the marionberry. 8oz patty is the biggest game in town. Bacon is always a welcome addition. Crispy onion adds texture and crunch, which is essential for a jam-containing burger. Somehow it all works together. Burgers are more expensive this year, and it feels like Bar Maven, making a bold return to Burger Week after a memorable and innovative poached pear burger in 2019, is using the extra $3 to take their game to the next level. It's too early in the week to declare a winner, but it's hard to imagine a stronger contender.” - zaphodchak

Fancy Beast 2.0 (Farmer and the Beast): Past Event List “Well-seasoned, intensely savory patty cooked to a perfect medium rare that paired great with the aged swiss and sweet bacon/onion/mushroom jam. juicy AF and left a pool in the paper tray. platonically ideal burger that all fancy burgers should aspire to be” - davidcelis

Hatch Green Chile Cheeseburger with Cheeseballs Past Event List for $8 (Landmark Saloon): Past Event List “I chose this burger first strictly off the image, it really spoke to me. I’ve been to the Landmark Saloon before and they killed it with a summer pasta salad so I had high hopes. The hatch green chilies added great flavor and a kick of heat to such a juicy patty. The toasty bun was such a nice touch and texture to the burger. Don’t even get me started on the melty cheese, it was beautifully cascading down the burger and into lovely puddles onto the plate. No cheese balls* but that’s okay, because the waterfall of cheese soothed my soul. Solid 7.5, I didn’t want this burger to end.” - gimmedabeef
(*Ed. note: Landmark Saloon had stopped serving this burger with cheeseballs due to a "shortage of cheeseballs" (!), but as of Thursday, has said that the cheeseballs are back!) 

Stuffed Steakburger (Steakadelphia): Past Event List “Incredible little piece of burger awesomeness! All the stuffing packed into these little patties was out of control, and it all blended perfectly with the bacon and tomato, no need for greens on this burger.” - foodbassador

Frita Stevens (Burger Stevens): Past Event List “Great burger with lots of smoky, savory flavor. The potato sticks gave it a satisfying crunch.” - Captain Oblivious 

Salt & Peppa Smash Burger: West End District (Prime Tap House): Past Event List “Best. Burger. Ever. Perfect bun, great ingredients that mesh well. Really well balanced.” - Foodlander

Beef Shawarma Burger (Ya Hala): Past Event List “Superb take on the burger with Shwarma meat. Get the potatoes, perfect pair. Plus $5 draft. Gonna be hard to beat this one.” - rent2damnhigh

Eye of the Tiger (Rocky’s Sports & Spirits): Past Event List “The week has commenced! 😛 I feel like dive bars always get a bad rap, but Rocky's is in a league of its own: It has a really cool patio area; its owner and servers are SO nice; and its food is excellent! (I came here last year for Burger Week, too 😁) Anyway, this Korean BBQ-style burger blew my mind! Marinating burgers is GENIUS, and keeps them super moist; the pickled daikon was bright yellow and perfectly briny; the pineapple slaw lent a much-needed sweet balance to all of the spice; and the gochujang aïoli was fantastic. It was sooo juicy and messy, just the way I like it 👏🏾 What a way to kick off the week!” - BrownSkinLady

The Rosa LuxemBurger (Oregon Public House): Past Event List "Flawless. We were a bit hesitant with the idea of horseradish, but so glad we tried this. It was one of our favorites! Meat patty was moist and tender on a soft toasted bun, and sauce was both pretty to look at and even tastier to eat. Total flavor bomb." - HereForTheEats

Smoky Pah! (Pah!): Past Event List "Delish! Really good flavor and love the meaty cheese pull. Cool spot I wouldn’t have known about without burger week!" - Care_baggs

Don't forget to make your own list and enter our giveaway by next Monday, August 22! We'll pick the winners on Tuesday.

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