I had another burger and it's been less than a month. Confession. It was a veggie burger. Foster Burger, recently voted in as one of the "Top 10 Burger Spots" per Bon Appetit and also in my neighborhood, was found guilty of harboring my now burger habit. Wait, but how can you not like a place touting a "Sweaty Nipples" poster? Let's be realistic people!
I demolished one of their Veggie Burgers ($9), a vegan, gluten free Chez Gourmet Oregon Harvest Patty made in nearby Wilsonville. Quick, someone alert Quarrygirl. Where the patty was lacking in flavor, it made it up for texture - crisp edges with soft, bean-nut innards, not trying to be meat, just trying to be something hearty and substantial. The brioche butter buns are made in house and incredible: soft, squishy and super fresh. Just how I'd someday like my wedding cake to be. Besides the bun and patty, the house-made pickles, onions and Foster sauce did me in (in a good way). An incredible burger! Foster's hand cut fries are quite exemplary - crisped to a deep golden brown perfection on the outside with untrimmed potato skins providing extra texture. I don't believe these are the fries you want to dip in ketchup. They are perfect on their own.
Look Ma, no meat!
Let's take a break to look at more cool vintage posters on the wall!
The actual Foster Burger ($8) is hand formed of natural ground beef, char grilled and topped with vintage cheddar cheese. I think it's delicious, but I didn't eat any of it, just saw the happy faces.
*Burgers washed down with several Cherry Libres ($7): muddled amarena cherries, Luxardo and light rum, cola and lime. Yum! Yum! Yum!
5339 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206