Just because you avoid beef doesn't mean you must be relegated to a poor substitute. The restaurants below push the boundaries for meat-free burgers.
Slow Bar remains the upscale-yet-casual alternative to its neighboring bars. Best for day drinking, then depending on how your night's looking: chill or a doozy, head over to the Side Door or MFP, respectively.
Pause has a real business-lunch vibe going on, so dress in your Friday casual & order the Everyday Special: sliders, fries & beer for $8.50.
The burgers at Bar Bar are just as good as the menu and everyone says they are, especially the veggie burger. The buns made from scratch are soft and with the tomato jam you'll never miss ketchup.
Burgers for less than four dollars?! Oh yeah! The sliders are the perfect size to work with any appetite: just need a snack? Have one. Full-on "hangry"? Have three.
Tater tots have become a Portland institution, but Tilt reworks this food icon from scratch, with fresh potatoes, cheese, and breading that rivals hush puppies. And then there's the Parmesan (and dill!) fries!--and we haven't even gotten to the burgers yet. Just go there now.