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The Best Burgers in Portland

The OpenTable Team

Portland's characteristic farm-to-table and organically driven dining scene pave the way for some fantastic burgers. From neighborhood taverns to fine dining institutions, French-leaning menus and Asian fusion, the best burgers in Portland are found in some unexpected places. But where are the locals going for a bite out? We searched through our data to find the best places in town, the spots the locals love. Whatever type of burger you’re looking for, meat or veggie, Portland has something for everybody. Here’s where to eat when on the hunt for a good burger in the City of Roses.

Restaurants:Red Star, Henry's Tavern - Portland, Yard House - Portland
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Pearl District, SW Portland
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Red Star

$$$$·American·
Downtown
668 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
The atmosphere at Red Star Tavern, attached to Hotel Monaco downtown, is relaxed and rustic, with an open kitchen, wood-adorned dining room and communal tables. Red Star Tavern's cRead more

Henry's Tavern - Portland

$$$$·American·
Pearl District
1,453 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
Henry's 12th Street Tavern occupies the National Register of Historic Places-listed former Blitz-Weinhard Brewery. This unique venue that makes the gastropub a notable member of thRead more
Good for Groups in Portland / Oregon

Yard House - Portland

$$$$·American·
SW Portland
496 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Live Sports
Yard House boasts “the world's largest selection of draft beers,” but regulars also love the chain – including its restaurant near Pioneer Square in downtown Portland – for its widRead more
84% recommended
Late Night Find in Portland / Oregon

The Original

$$$$·American·
Downtown
623 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
The Original in downtown Portland takes inspiration from the classic American diners of the 1950s, with a retro vibe and menu of classics with a twist. One such item is the donut bRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

Stanford's - Tanasbourne

$$$$·American·
Hillsboro
750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
The Stanford's in Tanasbourne is an ideal restaurant for shoppers or movie-goers in the mood for a great burger. It might be one of three entree-size cheeseburgers (classic, with bRead more
Great for Lunch in Westside

Grain & Gristle

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
NE Portland
71 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
The Willammette Week voted the burger at Grain & Gristle the best in Portland, making it a certain highlight of the neighborhood tavern's carefully edited, one-page menu. The G&G BRead more
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar

$$$$·American·
SE Portland
737 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
A neighborhood restaurant in Montavilla, The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar is a popular spot with a superbly creative menu. The chefs focus on a seasonal, farm-to-table, whole-anRead more
87% recommended
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Headwaters

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,133 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Pre/post Theatre
Headwaters is a notable restaurant both for its setting inside the historic Heathman Hotel and for its chef-owners, husband-and-wife team Vitaly and Kimberly Paley, who also own thRead more
83% recommended
Healthy in Portland

Bistro Agnes

$$$$·French·
Downtown
516 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Bistro Agnes, run by 2017 James Beard Award-winning chefs Gred and Gabi Denton, puts a gourmet French spin on the classic American burger. The grilled cheeseburger a la Francaise iRead more
95% recommended
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Aviary

$$$$·French·
NE Portland
1,230 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Putting a Vietnamese spin on the classic American burger is Aviary, an eclectic restaurant in northeast Portland's Alberta Arts District. The banh mi burger, available only on AviaRead more
97% recommended

Imperial

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
2,738 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Acclaimed Portland chef Vitaly Paley opened Imperial inside the historic Hotel Lucia downtown in 2012. At the heart of the kitchen is a wood-fired grill and rotisserie, which inspiRead more
86% recommended
Northwest in Portland

Smallwares

$$$$·Northwest·
North Portland
114 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
“Inauthentic Asian” is the slogan of Smallwares, a popular restaurant in the north Portland neighborhood of Boise-Eliot. The rotating menu features small plates of inventive, AsianRead more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon

Clyde Common

$$$$·European·
SW Portland
335 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Clyde Common opened below the Ace Hotel in downtown Portland in 2007, serving European-influenced American cuisine with a focus on locally grown or foraged Pacific Northwest ingredRead more
100% recommended
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Toro Bravo

$$$$·Spanish·
NE Portland
Toro Bravo in northwest Portland specializes in Spanish small plates, taking the culinary traditions of various regions of Spain as its inspiration and often adding a Pacific NorthRead more
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Tilt

$$$$·American·
Pearl District
Tilt occupies a former GE distribution plant in the Pearl District, whose exposed pipes, concrete and iron beams lend the restaurant an industrial vibe. The menu, in contrast, is fRead more
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Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar - Bridgeport - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Tigard
424 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, a small national chain specializing in new American cusine, has an attractive indoor-outdoor venue in Tigard's Bridgeport Village. The restaurant's siRead more
87% recommended
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