USA Today asked a “local expert” from each state to pick a favorite “burger joint”. For Oregon, Portland’s Country Cat was the top choice.
The Country Cat Heritage Burger in Portland rests deliciously at the intersection of old-fashioned familiarity and gourmet excellence. It begins life as 6 ounces of USDA prime grass-fed beef, custom-cooked and capped with pan-melted jack cheese, shredded romaine lettuce and lively garlic aioli, then sandwiched inside a toasted French onion bun baked daily on site. Chef Adam Sappington accompanies his masterpiece with a molehill of buttermilk-soaked, flour-dredged onion rings. 7937 Southeast Stark St.;503-408-1414.