portland foodie report: little big burger

July 11, 2014

Can you believe we left Portland for two weeks and I still have restaurants to talk about!? Eating out.. It's a problem. Portland has too much to offer! Not too much, just enough. And we've almost eaten at all the restaurants I had on my to-try list when we moved to Portland! Both Stefan and I had been told a few different times to try this burger place and, like all our favorite restaurants are, this one was just a few blocks from our building.

At first I didn't even pay attention to the name of the place. Little Big Burger? Turns out the burgers themselves are smaller than average, but the patty is pretty thick. We each had a cheeseburger and a root beer float, then shared an order of fries and left feeling plenty full. Stefan didn't love the catsup (and up until this meal I didn't even realize ketchup and catsup were two different things - who am I?), but I liked it! What I didn't like was the fry sauce. Because I don't like any fry sauce. But look at that label! "This ain't made in Salt Lake City." Haha, that part I did like. I don't know why Utahns love fry sauce so much, but I do know that's the number one reason I'll never truly fit in with them.

We ate here for lunch on the Fourth of July. We were both still pretty tired from our trip, but we decided the least we could to to celebrate America was go eat some cheeseburgers. Watching the employees so busily grilling burgers reminded me of when I had to work at the Creamery on the Fourth of July. Everyone working was so mad at all the customers. It's Independence Day - go home and grill your own burgers! We couldn't figure out why anyone wanted to eat lunch at the Creamery on the best summer holiday there is. And then here I was this year paying someone else to grill me a burger on July 4th. So to all those people in Provo eating at the Creamery on Independence Day two years ago, I'm sorry. I didn't realize that you were jet lagged and didn't own a grill - the only two reasons that could make what we've both done alright.

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I feel like maybe I should have been rating all these places we've eaten... Just trust me that if anything about the place was bad, I'll mention it. And for the record, this place was really good. If you're only in Portland for a a day, you can probably skip it. A weekend? Yeah, squeeze it in. That is, if you love a good burger as much as I do.


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1. Fry sauce receives too much attention. I'll restrain from writing a 5 page rant on the ridiculous love affair people have with the boring condiment but let me just ask; What? Ketchup or catsup too spicy for you? (I had not idea the two were not the same thing. How are they different?) 2. I should not read your blog in the morning because now I want a little big burger (or anything like it) for breakfast.

Lesa Emmett said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do love a good burger! And although I do like fry sauce (ketchup/mayo/mustard mixture?) I won't die without it. And sorry, I don't know the difference between ketchup and catsup either. I've lived a sheltered life. :)

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