I have a Portland foodie confession. Until this week, I’ve never been to Killer Burger. I know, weird right? It’s not for a lack of trying. I have tried to make it there a couple of times before and it did not work out. Either because the place was closed (and I didn’t know) or the line was too long and I did not want to wait.
It is sort of odd to me that it has taken me this long to get there. I’ve heard countless people go on and on about Killer Burger. That it is the best burger in Portland, that you must try the Peanut Butter Pickle Bacon Burger, etc.. Typically, when I hear a bunch of superlatives associated with a place I start to wonder how much of the praise is legit and how much is just hype. For me at least, I now have the answer.
In my opinion KIller Burger lives up to the hype. It is a really good burger. The best in Burger in Portland? I don’t know. It is certainly in the conversation. Also, as an aside can you really tell the difference between one great burger from another and decide “Yup, this one is the best,” but I digress.
I went to the Killer Burger on NE Sandy and ordered just a plain old Bacon Cheeseburger. I have heard numerous people say the Peanut Butter Pickle Bacon burger is the greatest burger ever made by man. I was not prepared to venture into such craziness my first time at Killer Burger. I wanted to get a burger standby, a bacon cheeseburger, to see how they do on a simple yet delicious every man’s burger.
I was not disappointed, in was a very good burger. The burger was everything you would want in a great burger. A flavorful and juicy patty, perfectly cooked bacon, quality cheese, and a bun that holds up. After my first bite, I fully endorsed the Killer Burger hype. There is also another thing about Killer Burger that I think has been overshadowed by their fantastic burgers. The fries, are also damn good. They are cooked perfectly and there is hardly a trace of grease. I am a firm believer that bad fries can ruin a good burger experience. For me, fries are a part of the whole burger package. A great burger with great french fries is a helluva enjoyable meal. Killer Burger delivers on all fronts.
Killer Burger is as good as advertised and deserves the hype. Add it to the list of must try places while in Portland.by