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To sample classic French mussels or specialty onglet (Grilled Hanger Steak) in Portland, stop by this charming little French-style bistro in Old Town. Within a short span of its opening, this independent restaurant has impressed discerning diners with the variety of French appetizers, sandwiches and other delicacies on offer. Apart from the regular fare, the specials on the chalkboard menu occasionally spring a surprise by offering delicacies like Foie Gras Torchon and Roasted Marrow Bones. Like all good French bistros, Little Bird also offers a refined selection of wines, like Chateau Suduiraut and 10 year old Tawny to complement your meal. Walk in with your date or with close friends for a complete French dining experience.
With locations throughout Portland, its safe to say this burger joint is one of the best in the city. Located in the Pearl District, the Little Big Burger, or LBB as locals call it, handcrafts their burgers from Cascade natural beef and sources local organic ingredients like its cheese and veggies. Even the daily made brioche buns and ketchup come from a local bakery. Fries are kicked up a notch thanks to the white truffle oil and sea salt. Round out your meal with a nice cold can of IPA and you've got one of the most delicious, and budget friendly meal options in Portland.
This local fast food chain serves up only the freshest junk food possible. Burgers are served on Franz Bakery buns and in the summer you can order a side of lightly battered and deep fried, sweet Walla Walla onion rings (sliced extra wide, from the huge bulbs that grow in Washington). Burgerville Convention Center is the first of its Portland's restaurants and opened its doors in 1999. Dig into their signature creations like Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger and Bean Burger. Slurp on their delicious milkshakes after your delectable burger meal.
Interesting creations like Peanut-Butter, Egg and Bacon, Bleu Cheese and the Smokey House Sauce induced burgers are the unique propositions of the Killer Burger. Beer is poured generously to wash down the mean burgers, and some of these brews are Killer's own while others are sourced from local breweries. With locations across the city, this burger joint has carved a niche for itself and their humongous portions and friendly ambiance has a lot to do with the patronage. This branch of the chain is quite spacious and is very well-maintained by the staff; it has plenty of seating spaces and also has a small patio.
Where can you find Portland's best burger? Not at any burger joint but at Yakuza, a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant perched on Northeast 30th Avenue. It may come as a surprise to many but only those who have tasted this heralded burger can tell you how delicious it actually is! Forget bland steel tabletops and greasy napkins, this place is in fact quite classy and elegant. Polished oak-wood furnishing, ambient lighting and understated ethnic decor combine to elicit an ambiance that befits any special occasion. Service is top-notch and the dining space extends to the lovely patio. Chef David Gaspar de Alba's menu is lined up with several other favorites like the Kale Salad, Kobe Tartare, Scallops Tempura, Hamachi & Pork Cheek. Pair the selections with one of their specialty cocktails, sakes, beer or wine. Reserve ahead if you're dining with a large party.