3203 Southeast Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
In March of 2011, I had the pleasure of breaking Burger with the band Portugal. The Man at the Jackalope in Austin, TX during SXSW. We had so much fun that, Zach “Hammburger” Carothers, bassist for the band, asked if he could from time to time add a guest blog tour stories to Burger Conquest called “Dear Cheeseburger.” Rock and Roll Burgers never tasted so good.
Home is where the heart is. Being gone as much as I am, the last thing I need is one more reason to miss it… And then there was you. Tucked in a small, cozy bar in southeast Portland, our paths crossed one afternoon, and my life will forever be changed. I’ve been out to the Matchbox Lounge once or twice before to grab a beer with friends who are big fans of yours, and I finally got to taste you myself. My friends are no liars…You were delightful. Pancetta and manchego complimenting the half pound of Painted Hills beef, on a perfectly grilled brioche bun with sesame seeds. You were juicy, flavorful, and I have a feeling that I will be getting to know you quite well during my off time at home, and you will be dearly missed while I’m away. You may quite possibly be my favorite in Portland.
Check out Portugal. The Man’s latest video, “Got It All.”