Sure, we've already told you about Portland's best new restaurants of 2014, and about the best burger in every PDX ‘hood, so now it's time to... wait a minute, we'll think of something... um, combine those two things, maybe? YES, that's a sweet idea! Here's our list of Portland's best new burgers of 2014...
"The Good Reverend"
Reverend's BBQ (address and info)
There was much excitement in Sellwood when news that the group behind Laurelhurst Market and Simpatica Catering were opening a barbecue joint on 13th, and it's no wonder when one of the most popular menu items is this sucker with brisket burnt ends, pimento cheese, shredded iceberg, and crispy onions.
PDX Sliders (address and info)
Tucked behind a 7-Eleven and sharing a parking lot with a car wash, the PDX Sliders food truck might have an unassuming location, but the juicy slider size patties and fresh, inventive toppings are total standouts. Their signature option has bacon, aged-cheddar, caramelized onions, butter lettuce, and aioli all on a toasty brioche bun. Oh, and the fries have a dusting of truffle and the burgers are named after the bridges.
The All-way Burger
All-Way (address and info)
Peter Bro’s new In-N-Out-inspired burger joint, All-Way, just opened this month Downtown. Expect fluffy buns, quarter pound patties, and that its fast food (but not really fast food-style) will make it a 503 mainstay.
Green Chile Cheeseburger
Blue Goose (address and info)
This Tex-Mex spot just opened this June and quickly became noted for their green hatch chile burger. A brioche bun holds a beef patty topped with roasted tomatoes, green chile, and a chorizo con queso. This one is a napkin breaker, so grab a few extra.
The Saloon’s Bison Burger
River Pig Saloon (address and info)
The River Pig Saloon opened early this year and quickly became a great spot for Timbers fans, as well as fans of juicy bison patties with cheddar, bacon, fried onion strings, chipotle aioli, plus the traditional add-ons, all on a seeded brioche bun, obviously.
Stammtisch (address and info)
A hamburger may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a German pub, but this one comes on a toasty pretzel bun with Emmentaler, tomato, red onion, crispy iceberg, and house-made mustard.
All-American Pub Burger
The Bitter End (address and info)
This year, The Bitter End, a long time favorite of the Timbers Army, had a floor to ceiling makeover. Along with the new look came a new chef and a new menu, complete with a char-grilled classic with tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, stout aioli & Dijon mustard, all tucked inside a brioche bun.
Little Bird Burger
Little Bird Bistro (address and info)
This January, the Little Bird Bistro added a burger with goat cheese, pickles, onions, and fresh lettuce to its menu. The kicker: you can add seared foie gras, which does make it a $32 burger, but it’s worth it.
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1. Reverend’s BBQ7712 SE 13th Ave, Portland
2. PDX Sliders8064 SE 17th ave, Portland
3. All-Way615 SW Broadway, Portland
4. Blue Goose2725 SE Ankeny Street, Portland
5. River Pig Saloon529 NW 13th Ave, Portland
6. Stammtisch401 NE 28th Ave, Portland
7. The Bitter End1981 W Burnside St, Portland
8. Little Bird219 SW 6th Avenue, Portland
The team behind Laurelhurst Market brings you this BBQ joint in Sellwood, offering an array of draft cocktails. Featuring the usual assortment of smoked meats and typical Southern sides, you’ll find some of their more creative dishes on the sandwich side of things. Their best bite very well may be the buttermilk-soaked fried chicken.
PDX Sliders in Sellwood uses only locally sourced ingredients and serves up mini-burgers and sandwiches, along with hand-cut golden french fries that are topped with truffle salt and fresh chopped parsley. These fries are perfect for catching the incredible, oily combination of aioli and meat juices dripping from your sliders.
All-Way, just opened this month Downtown. Fluffy buns, quarter pound patties, and that fast food but not fast food-style will soon be a favorite spot for a quick lunch.
The Blue Goose offers another take on Southern food by offering New Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine. This means margaritas and tacos, sure, but you’ll also find smoky brisket and Hatch enchiladas too.
River Pig is your neighborhood bar that brings some grit back to the Pearl District.
A hamburger my not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think German pub, but the one at this Northeast Portland joint comes on a toasty pretzel bun with tomato, red onion, crispy iceberg, and house-made mustard.
The Bitter End, a long time favorite, is serving great American fare like the All-American burger, with char-grilled, tomato, lettuce, onion, pickles, stout aioli, and dijon mustard all tucked inside a brioche bun.
From the accolade-bagging dudes behind Le Pigeon, Little Bird plays to the strengths of their Eastside bistro with a simple menu of gourmet-level poultry and seafood dishes like chicken-fried trout and seared duck breast at super affordable prices. The swanky bi-level restaurant stays open until midnight, making it an ideal spot to camp out on the weekends with a large glass of vintage or valley wine or a craft cocktail.