Whether stacked with multiple patties or just one, caramelized on the flat top or char-broiled, crowned with a tower of toppings or just a swipe of special sauce, the American hamburger, in its many variations, has remained on menus and people’s plates through wars, revolutions, space exploration, and even pandemics like COVID-19. Portland, a city that is as infatuated with meaty dishes as it is its vegan fare, is absolutely littered with burgers, served in dive bars and wine bars, out of food carts and hotels, smashed or stacked high. Plus, at a time when foods that can be easily wrapped and taken to go represent the pinnacle of food safety, burgers and all of their trappings continue to shine.
While Portlanders enjoy their burgers every which way — made with chicken, lentils, black beans, and more — listed below is a map guide featuring a list of Portland businesses that are currently slinging their versions of the classic beef burger. Some noteworthy spots, including Kenton’s Derby and Alberta’s Urdaneta, are not currently serving their burgers, and have been omitted from this list (for now); this map also doesn’t include noteworthy burger pop-ups. Points on the map are listed geographically, rather than ranked. Those looking for beef-less wonders may prefer this veggie burger and sandwich map.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More