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Welcome to Eater Burger Week 2013: Here's the Beef.

Ladies and gentlemen, Eater readers of all ages, please inch a little closer to the computer screen for a special announcement. Starting right now and ending, oh, around 5p.m. Friday, Eater will be your headquarters for all things burgers for this, our second-ever Eater Burger Week. All this week, we're going to focus on things between the buns in burger-centric maps, features, interviews, power hours, and so much more.

And that's not all: In celebration of this auspicious endeavor, Eater asked five restaurants that normally don't serve burgers to make a special Eater Burger Week creation, and those limited-time-only Eater Burgers will be available to the dining masses all this week. Every day we'll highlight a different burger, but below is a quick guide to the Eater Burger menu, kicking off today.

All Eater Burger images courtesy Avila/EPDX

Trigger: At Bunk-Mex spot Trigger, Tommy Habetz takes on a New Mexico classic, serving up a green-chile-inspired cheeseburger on an English muffin. The burger comes with a side of queso fries, because obviously.

Double Dragon: Double Dragon's Rob Walls deviates from the banh mi with an Asian-inspired five-spice bacon burger slathered with a sauce of fermented bean paste, Szechuan peppercorn, and minced Thai chili. A sambal aioli covers the bottom bun, and the burger — served with a side of pickles — goes for $9.

Noisette: At his haute French restaurant, chef Tony Demes goes balls-out with a "Foiegyu" burger, featuring a Wagyu beef patty topped with two ounces of seared foie gras. It's served with a side of croquettes de pomme de terrem, and the whole platter will set you back $60.

Xico: An American burger meets Mexican torta at Kelly Myers's Xico, where Myers covers a chorizo "patty" with grilled potatoes, Muenster cheese, escabeche, and avocado — classic torta-style. The burger will be $11 and available lunch through dinner, while numbers last.

Ración: Here's a burger without the buns. Unsurprisingly, Racion chef Anthony Cafiero takes a modernist approach, serving a Mediterranean-inspired lamb tartare with accoutrements meant to mimic burger condiments: a tomato gel, blue cheese powder, brown butter crumble, and sesame tuille as "bun," and a cold sous-vide egg as aioli. It's $11 on the spot's "raciones" a la carte menu.

Stay tuned, y'all. This should be fun.


3715 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97202 (503) 548-6343 Visit Website

Noisette Restaurant

1937 NW 23rd Place, Portland, OR 97210


128 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR 97212

Double Dragon

1235 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97202 (503) 230-8340 Visit Website


1205 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205 971 276 8008 Visit Website