Portland, Oregon, has a reputation for being one of the most talked-about craft brewery hubs on the West Coast, so it only makes sense that they'd be the burger capital of the Northwest too. After all, what goes better with a tall glass of craft beer than a juicy burger? This trendy city has come up with more variations on the classic hamburger than most people can imagine. From Dick's Kitchen with its paleo philosophy to Killer Burger's Peanut-Butter-Pickle-Bacon, there is a burger in Portland for every taste. We scoured the city to bring you 25 of the best places in Portland for burgers. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Burgers Near Me: Bar Bar
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Bar Bar is home to some of the tastiest burgers in Portland. It has been delivering the goods since 2010 from its prime location in Mississippi Studios, a music venue in the heart of the Historic District.
The music hall features over 500 shows every year, covering various genres from local to international acts, including DJs, bands, and comedians. At Bar Bar, diners can chow down on creative burgers like the Sweet Home Avocado or The Angry Rhino before or after a show. They feature an indoor dining space, two huge outdoor patios, and even a secret garden for enjoying burgers from lunch to late night.
3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-889-0090
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2.Restaurants Near Me: Canyon Grill
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Portland's Canyon Grill is a family-owned and operated restaurant established in 2008. They attribute much of their success to their dedication to both their customers and the neighborhood. They are equally committed to using only the freshest ingredients, including Tillamook cheese and Painted Hills beef.
The Canyon Grill menu offers an old-school diner vibe with gourmet and old-fashioned burgers, sandwiches, salads, and traditional house specials like their chicken tender platter. Guests will enjoy mouthwatering burgers like their popular namesake, The Canyon Burger, which features Swiss cheese, avocado, bacon, mushrooms, grilled onions, roasted red peppers, and secret sauce, perfectly complemented with fries and a milkshake.
8825 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-292-5131
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3.Restaurants Near Me: Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
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Deschutes Brewery is a mainstay of the Northwest-style craft brew scene, and they bring their distinct brews and pub food to Portland's urban ambiance. The brewery boasts more than 25 permanent Deschutes brews as well as a variety of seasonal and experimental beers brewed and served only at the Portland location.
Guests can pair craft beers with pub food created by Executive Chef Jill Ramseier and her team, made with only locally sourced ingredients. The pub menu includes gourmet burgers like the Elk Burger with shallot-thyme aioli and the Yellow Belly Burger with root beer-braised pork belly on a beef patty with jalapeno pesto, goat cheese, and candied yellow tomatoes.
210 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-296-4906
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4.Dinner Near Me: Killer Burger
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Locally owned and operated, Killer Burger in downtown Portland is one of three locations in the city. Their mission has been to "create the burgers they've always wanted to exist." The menu is as simple and stylish as the restaurant's industrial-themed ambiance; it features burgers, fries, sodas, and brews with a revival of the traditional burger.
Each burger is 1/3 pound 100% beef and includes bacon and french fries, but that's all they have in common. Here, guests can stretch their taste buds with unique creations like the Peanut-Butter-Pickle-Bacon, a burger topped with peanut butter sauce, smoky house sauce, bacon, mayo, grilled onion, and pickle.
510 SW 3rd Avenue (&Washington), Portland, OR, Phone: 503-946-8946
5.Dinner Near Me: Lardo
Starting from humble beginnings, Lardo first tantalized taste buds as a food cart in southeast Portland, but has since grown into a two-restaurant empire that serves customers on both sides of the river. This aptly named hot spot pays homage to all things swine and bovine, creating masterpieces with Old World techniques and contemporary flair.
Guests will enjoy an eclectic menu featuring delectable pork-saturated double burgers, giant meatballs, hand-cut french fries drowned in pork juices, and other flavorful choices. The unforgettable menu items can be paired with premium cocktails and their extensive craft brew menu, which rotates throughout the year.
Portland West - 1205 SW Washington Street, Phone: 503-241-2490; Portland East - 1212 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Phone: 503-234-7786
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6.Where to Eat Near Me: Little Big Burger
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There are seven Little Big Burger restaurants in Portland and one in Eugene. They have a small menu that literally sticks with the meat and potatoes of a burger joint. Guests will find a select menu of burgers, fries, sodas, floats, and craft beers.
Every burger is made with ¼ pound of Cascade Natural Beef served medium, sandwiched between golden, flaky brioche buns, and topped with local cheeses and fresh veggies. Everything is fresh and made to order, including their delicious truffle fries made with white truffle oil and a dash of salt and served up with Camden's catsup.
122 NW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-274-9008
7.Where to Eat Near Me: Slow Bar
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Visitors looking for a Rockabilly good time will find it at Slow Bar in Portland. This quaint bar is a great spot for those looking for delicious eats and strong drinks. Decorated in black and gray with dim red lighting, it's one part industrial urban and one part wild with animal-esque touches.
Visitors will enjoy listening to the jukebox playlists, which include Fear and Dead Kennedy's, while enjoying one of their deliciously large and juicy burgers with a huge helping of crispy fries. First-timers should try the raved-about Slow Bar Burger, which features some unique toppings like a crunchy coleslaw and wasabi mayo.
533 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-230-7767
8.Where to Eat Near Me: Stanich's
Stanich's restaurant in northeast Portland has been a family-owned and operated business since 1949, when it originally opened its doors with George and Gladys at the helm. It continues to remain a popular local hangout thanks to their son Steve Stanich and his family, who continue the family legacy of supporting their community and "paying it forward" just like George and Gladys.
Over the years, it's been the neighborhood place to watch sports and indulge in one of their award-winning burgers. Guests can choose from one of the family-named burgers like "George," and add in some fresh fries and a beverage from their simple yet delicious menu.
4915 Northeast Fremont Street, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-281-2322
9.Burgers in Portland, Oregon: Tabor Tavern
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Tabor Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant created by Ken "Zig" Naffziger and his wife Kristen. It was inspired by his 25 years in the hospitality industry and their combined travels. The restaurant concept is to give patrons a place to enjoy a warm, welcoming atmosphere with delicious food and drinks.
The menu consists of simple yet creative pub-style snacks, burgers, sandwiches, salads, mains, and desserts easily paired with house cocktails and craft brews. Guests can enjoy everything from moules frites to beef stroganoff. The juicy Tabor Burger, with ½ pound beef, blue cheese, bacon jam, and arugula on a brioche bun, is a neighborhood favorite.
5325 E Burnside Street, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-208-3544
10.Where to Eat Near Me: White Owl Social Club
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The White Owl Social Club is essentially a giant enclosed outdoor patio with a covered bar; in other words, it's a party waiting to happen. The restaurant is happy to oblige with films, live music, beer fests and tastings, bike shows, private parties, and other social gatherings. The space is lined with giant picnic tables, umbrellas, hanging flags, and the biggest fire pit in Portland, for a trendy vibe.
The popular bacon cheddar burger and Burger du Jour are served with crispy shoestring fries, sriracha ketchup, and Perfect Sauce. Eater calls their vegan burger – a savory beet, wakame, and hazelnut patty with pea shoots, carrot ribbons, and misonaise – the new gold standard for vegan burgers.
1305 SE 8th Avenue & Main, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-236-9672
11.Dinner Near Me: Boomers Bar-B-Q
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Boomers Bar-B-Q offers the classic diner-meets-sports-bar feel with casual wood furnishings, a wraparound food bar, an enclosed outdoor patio, and a home cookin'-style menu. Sports lovers can catch a game on one of nine televisions while dining on delicious slow-smoked barbeque.
The menu consists of various meats that cook for up to 15 hours over mesquite, apple, or pecan woods, offering truly delectable flavors and a nice "smoke ring." Burgers topped with all the fixings are 1/3 pound and come with one side. The Ultimate BBQ Burger is topped with pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, fried onions, coleslaw, and sweet BBQ sauce.
1335 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-517-2041
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12.Romantic Restaurants: Dick's Primal Burger
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Dick's Primal Burger is a straight-up burger joint that boasts an eclectic, hipster vibe with huge open windows inviting plenty of natural light into this eatery. They are all about providing quality, from their service to their food, which is why the burgers are made from 100% grass-fed beef, humanely raised by local rancher Cory Carmen.
In addition to their healthy and sustainable beef, they also offer vegetarian, vegan, and even gluten-free menu items. Guests can order anything from the Primal Burger with sweet potato fries to the Woodstock, a house-made veggie patty with a side of kimchi.
4905 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR, Phone: 971-229-0786
13.Romantic Restaurants: Grain & Gristle
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The Grain & Gristle has a famer's home vibe with dark wood tables and chairs, strung-up plaid curtains, old-timey bookshelf decorations, and exposed beams. It offers beautiful bright and natural light by day and romantic, lantern-style dim lighting by night.
Guests can enjoy the rustic ambiance while dining on a hearty and varied menu that caters to both carnivorous and herbivorous appetites. First-time patrons should try one of their three "Boards", which consist of meat, fish, or cheese, served up with house-made accompaniments. For the main dish, guests are encouraged to try the house burger on a brioche bun with a special aioli.
1473 NE Prescott Street, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-298-5007
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14.Dinner Near Me: Hobnob Grille
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The Hobnob Grille is a trendy restaurant that serves up traditional American-style food with a twist. Owner Jason has been working in the hospitality industry since the mid-80s and borrowed a little something from each place he worked to create his baby, Hobnob. The restaurant serves house-ground burgers using select Black Angus top sirloin and chuck.
Each burger is hand-crafted at the restaurant, resulting in 10 premium burger choices topped with apple-wood smoked bacon. A top choice is the Volcano Burger with a blue cheese and pickled habanero patty, topped with their apple-wood smoked bacon, Ben's habanero sauce, fried spinach, and blue cheese dressing.
3350 SE Morrison Street, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-445-3665
15.Burgers in Portland, Oregon: Skyline Restaurant
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Skyline Restaurant has been a family-owned and operated diner since 1935, passing down the generations through four separate families to the current owner, Michelle Nelson, whose grandmother worked for one of the previous owners. They offer a classic American-style menu featuring burgers that are among Portland's best, and only use locally sourced ingredients from Alpenrose Dairy, Fulton Provisions, Franz Bakery, and Tillamook cheese.
Guests can choose from 11 half-pound signature burgers and seven quarter-pound signature burgers like the Philly Cheese Steak Burger, made with 100% USDA ground beef, in-house slow roasted beef, Swiss cheese, peppers, and grilled onions on a toasted sesame bun.
1313 NW Skyline Boulevard, Portland, OR, Phone: 503-292-6762
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15 Best Burgers in Portland, Oregon
- Burgers Near Me: Bar Bar, Photo: Bar Bar
- Restaurants Near Me: Canyon Grill, Photo: Canyon Grill
- Restaurants Near Me: Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, Photo: Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
- Dinner Near Me: Killer Burger, Photo: Killer Burger
- Dinner Near Me: Lardo, Photo: Lardo
- Where to Eat Near Me: Little Big Burger, Photo: Little Big Burger
- Where to Eat Near Me: Slow Bar, Photo: Slow Bar
- Where to Eat Near Me: Stanich's, Photo: Stanich's
- Burgers in Portland, Oregon: Tabor Tavern, Photo: Tabor Tavern
- Where to Eat Near Me: White Owl Social Club, Photo: White Owl Social Club
- Dinner Near Me: Boomers Bar-B-Q, Photo: Boomers Bar-B-Q
- Romantic Restaurants: Dick's Primal Burger, Photo: Dick's Primal Burger
- Romantic Restaurants: Grain & Gristle, Photo: Grain & Gristle
- Dinner Near Me: Hobnob Grille, Photo: Hobnob Grille
- Burgers in Portland, Oregon: Skyline Restaurant, Photo: Skyline Restaurant
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of olehcanon - Fotolia.com
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