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The Quest for the Best Burger in Portland – Part 1

The Quest for the Best Burger in Portland – Part 1

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Carbzilla

    I love reading your review because I read another one in the PDX press that just RAVED about this burger, but I’d much rather hear about it from a real person.

    Slow Bar’s pretty close to us so we should definitely check it out.

    I’m glad I had a burger for lunch today or I’d be tortured right now.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We read the same review of the Gruner burger and went in there with high expectations as a result. I still feel like Slow Bar was a much better burger. Gruner deserves a chance though, you and Chris should check it out.

  2. Kristina @ spabettie

    I love the Jamison Park area of the Pearl… I used to live up there and I ran a spa right across from the fountains… (not there anymore, and UGH not worth the mention!). I used to walk around there on breaks and after work – we loved it.

    I have some suggestions as you two eat all the burgers in Portland !! 😀

    -Le Pigeon. only one burger choice… SO good.
    -Toro Bravo for their Pancetta + Manchego burger. *Gorham’s Tasty n Sons burger is excellent also.
    -Metrovino for their cheeseburger. Mmm…
    -Gilt Club (if you want to try one with foie gras!!) Gilt Club is where they filmed Portlandia’s Colin The Chicken scene. 😉
    -Violetta – so SO good.
    -Food Cart Mention: Garden State – VERY flavorful burger!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was HOPING you’d have suggestions!! I am making a list.

      That’s funny that a French restaurant has an amazing burger. Good to know because I’d probably order something else if I didn’t know to try it there.

  3. Kristina @ spabettie

    MY very favorite deserves it’s own comment…

    the burger from Laurelhurst Market!! the menu changes, they usually have one burger on the menu at all times, but the best one comes with PIMENTO CHEESE.

    sorry – didn’t mean to yell. 😉 it’s that good.

    you should go there anyway – EVERYTHING is good there!! 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I recently had pimento cheese for the first time ever. SO good! Laurelhurst Market is high on our “to go to” list! It just moved to the top as far as I’m concerned!

      1. Kristina @ spabettie

        I cannot be more serious about this 😉

        after our first time there? we went back two days later. and again. and again… everything is amazing.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Oooh that sounds dangerous! But I felt the same way about that burger at Slow Bar! I totally could have gone back the next day for another burger!

  4. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

    Mmmm, those cupcakes look AMAZING. I’m a frosting addict. The fountains look like fun!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The cupcakes were good–a tad on the dry side but good. I’m less about frosting and more about the cake–or a creamy center!

  5. steena

    Well, you didn’t find the best burger, but you probably found the best cupcakes! whoa!
    I’m pretty picky about a burger, I don’t like the bun to be larger than my mouth can open, plus the size of the beef patty. It’s tricky to find the best sized burger for a girl!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You make an excellent point–I don’t like when the burger is too big to eat. I prefer smaller too.

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