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Feb 1, 2010 07:42 PM

Best burger in PDX

So far Pause on Interstate is my benchmark.

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  1. go try the Carlyle Burger before the 14th(sadly, their last night!). That burger might very well be the finest burger to ever cross my lips.

    1. Portland Monthly did a feature a couple months back on the best burgers in PDX. They broke it down by style: Best Kobe Burger; Best Non Beef Burger (heresy in my world); Best Gigantic Burger...and on and on...

      Here is a link to the online article:

      I have had the pastrami and Swiss burger at Kenny & Zuke's. It was featured as one of the gigantic burgers. It is a huge beef patty topped with copious amounts of Swiss cheese and their house made pastrami. The thing is awesome. How can you go wrong with meat on top of cheese on top of more meat?

      1. IMO this is very subjective. Castagna is very good, Slow Bar if eaten along with a bourbon OTR also great. My SO loves Stanichs.

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        1. re: Befuness

          The subjectiveness is what makes the discussion great.

        2. The Burger at Metrovino is damn good!!! I had the happy hour version with one fresh ground patty, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, homemade pickle on a brioche bun. I should've got the bar menu version with two fresh ground patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, homemade pickle on a brioche bun>

          1139 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

          1. My current fave is Branch Whisky Bar on Alberta:

            It's only $6 during happy hour, so i suggest testing it out then!

            also, have a give me three steps: Smoked cabernet wine barrel infused jack daniels and Mexican coke

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            1. re: tybeean

              Thanks for the reminder! This is place is blocks from me. I was just now thinking of happy hour spots for this evening. Branch is going to ideal. Will report back on the burger for sure.