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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Burger Week Profile: Double Barrel Tavern

Posted by Chris Onstad on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Double Barrel Tavern has the wooden guts and brass trimmings of a wild old bar, the sort of place The Right Stuff's desert flyboys would have tipped neat bourbon from thick-bottomed shots while women with Liberty curls waited semi-indifferently for them to die.

It is conveniently located on Division street, across from the Seven Corners New Seasons.

But enough about rough-shod bars and big-hearted neighborhood grocers. Here is the Double Barrel's Single Barrel burger, only $5 during our Burger Week blowout:

The $5 Double Barrel burger. Sidewinder fries and a frosty pound of beer not included.
  • Chris Onstad
  • The $5 Double Barrel burger. Sidewinder fries and a frosty pound of beer not included.

That's 1/3-lb of nicely-charred Painted Hills ground chuck, American cheese (unapologetically so), tender butter lettuce, bright and witty house-made pickles, a lovingly-griddled white bun, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup. This is a backyard picnic burger of the old school and it needs no dinkering around with. Try it with $2 sidewinder fries or onion rings, then stay for shuffleboard, some of the finest back patio cigarette smoking in the city, and the vibe of a bar that knows how to say "fuck you" to drinks that have basil in them.

Read all the Burger Week details here!

The Portland Mercury would like to thank our partners once again this year, world-class meat provider Nicky USA, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Jim Beam Kentucky Fire!

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