This week, August 26-Sept. 1, marks the fifth annual Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week, which encourages people to support black restaurant owners and local business. First started in 2014 by Bertha Pearl after she was inspired by the Bay Area’s Black Restaurant Day, the annual event has now grown to a full week of celebration.
Where to eat this week.
Before 6 pm, after 10 pm and all day Sunday, in the bar of downtown French bistro Little Bird, gain access to a true Portland marvel: a $6 double-stacked brioche-bun brie burger literally cheaper than at Burgerville. It comes à l’américaine and reassuringly greasy.
A moment comes with every Stoopid Burger—be it Silly, Dummy, or flat-out Ignorant—when the sandwich takes over, edging out all distraction. It silences conversation. The burger renders you dazed, meat-drunk and dumbfounded. Not just stupid, but Stoopid.
Under former Imperial chef Doug Adams, the Woodsman has entered a new golden age. Order the fried chicken, or the trout, or the pimento dip, or the oysters, or… honestly, you can’t go wrong.
Anybody who’s tried to get a delicious, ridiculously stacked Stoopid Burger at their cart on Williams this month, take heart: They’re not gone, they just went inside. Stoopid Burger is now a brick and mortar restaurant.
Burger Madness is a seeded tournament pitting 64 Portland patties against each other.