Portland Burger Tour – Grain and Gristle

Next up on our burger tour was Grain and Gristle in Northeast Portland off of Prescott. This was #9 on our Top 10 Burger List.

G+G was a small rustic bar that was very woodsy and homey. There are not a lot of seating options for larger groups so we were really lucky to only have a 10 minute wait. The bar is made of polished, halfed logs and all of the benches and chairs were natural wood. We had a wonderful, friendly waitress who did a great job serving us and explaining all of the biggest menu hits. Our whole gang ordered the one burger that was on the menu and made our own modifications to taste. According to our waitress, G+G has their own butcher where they get the meat to grind fresh daily. The burger has a buttery soft bun, a thick burger patty with a delicious crispy crust on the outside, pickles, lettuce and a smear of aioli. I ordered mine with blue cheese (choices were blue cheese or cheddar) and the men in the group added bacon. The recommended side was onion straws which you can substitute instead of fries for an extra dollar.

We really enjoyed G+G and are look forward to next on the list! Check out the whole group’s ratings below.

Kendra’s Ratings

Environment: 6

Burger: 6

Side: 5

Chris’ Ratings

Environment: 6

Burger: 7

Side: 5





Ron’s Ratings

Environment: 6

Burger: 7.5

Side: 7.5

“Good service, bright dining area, ask for extra napkins if you get blue cheese on the burger or the onion rings.”


Lisa’s Ratings

Environment: 6

Burger: 6

Side: 6.4

“Very friendly, nice neighborhood feel.”