For one so small, this Northeast Portland burger bar in The Ocean restaurant mini-mall packs a meaty wallop. The required decisions between you and your hunk of beef are few—choose between three signature burgers (plus a seasonal and veggie version), all of which can be un-supersized into a three-ounce replica for $3.50, four beers on tap, and fries two ways—with or without stinky cheese. If all this doesn’t have you hot and bothered enough, utilize the locally-made Crazy Juice ghost chili sauce beside the soda fountain.
I've been trying to cut back on my red
meat consumption these days (with questionable success), so it's nice that if my bf is craving cow, I can tag along to this cute mini-burger joint and have the black bean version with guacamole and chipotle mayo. It's not quite the same as a blue cheese & pancetta-topped No. 3, but it's a pretty good consolation prize.