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Thank a Farmer

Celebrate Farmers Forever on Oct. 12 We all care about how the food we eat gets to our plates. And since we can’t all be farmers, we want the farmland, and the farmers and ranchers who steward it, to be around for generations to come. At Burgerville, we share this vision. More than 75% of […]

Olympia Provisions is bringing home our bacon

Olympia Provisions + Burgerville: Bacon Buddies since 2021 Elias Cairo didn’t mean to create a smoked meat empire in the Northwest. The founder , COO and Head Salumist of wildly popular Olympia Provisions, Eli had planned to live out his days in the Swiss Alps where he’d been learning to process wild game and cure […]

Hours and Menu Temporarily Limited in Some Locations

Dear Orewashigonians, In our 60 years serving Orewashigonians delicious, local food, we’ve seen a few things. So it’s with a lot of experience that we say this: today’s business environment is one of the most challenging we have ever seen. Right now, and like so many other restaurants and hospitality-focused businesses, we are facing critical […]

Concerns over safety at SE 92nd and Powell spur temporary closure

Temporarily closure at SE 92nd and Powell will protect employee and guest safety Orewashigonians, this week has been tough. At this time of year, we are usually savoring the last orders of Walla Walla Onion Rings and proclaiming the arrival of local Raspberry Shakes and Lemonade. Instead, this week we announced the temporary closure of […]

Introducing Seedlings

Taking Seedlings into the Future Burgerville takes great pride in where our ingredients come from. We buy from local farmers using the types of practices that benefit people and planet. Our Seedlings program celebrates seed as a vital foundation for good food and farming. The Pacific Northwest is one of Earth’s best places to grow seed, […]

Burgerville Partners with Chef Sara

Talking Fries with Award-winning Chef Sara Hauman Burgerville Fries may just become your new favorite food hack, thanks to our new pal, chef Sara Hauman!  Like us, Chef Sara uses local, seasonal ingredients to create her dishes as the head chef at Soter Vineyards in Carlton, OR.  Sara was in the mood for Moule Frites […]

Building a Better Burger

A Burger Love Story… For 60 years, Burgerville has been building better burgers. While we’ve always served locally raised Pacific Northwest beef, we wanted to serve burgers that were, well…better: beef that was pasture raised on open grasslands, grass fed and antibiotic and hormone free. Since 2004, we’ve been fortunate to have a wonderful partner […]

Burgerville CEO Talks with Right At The Fork

Burgerville CEO talks about staying true to our community-based mission and vision amid pandemic. Recently, Chris Angelus of Right at the Fork podcast interviewed our CEO, Jill Taylor, about pretty much all things Burgerville: ·      Our response to COVID keeping workers, customers and our region healthy; ·      Our explosive growth in digital ordering; ·      Our industry-leading rewards program, […]

Restaurants Can Do Their Part for Climate Change

This Earth Day, Burgerville encourages restaurants to do their part for climate change Jill Taylor, CEO, Burgerville In 2019, Burgerville declared a new vision: To make the Pacific Northwest the Healthiest Region on the Planet. It’s a tall order. But we’ve been working toward it for decades by including sustainability in all of our operations. […]

Supporting Seed Sovereignty, One Packet at a Time

At Burgerville, we’ve been giving seeds to kids since 2001 to help kids understand the connection between our food and where it comes from.  There’s nothing like planting a seed, watering, waiting, then watching it sprout into something you can eat.  Also, do we really need more tiny plastic toys around the house?  Your instep […]

Celebrating 60 Years

21,900 days of Burgerville 60 years ago March 10th, we opened the very first Burgerville USA in Vancouver, Washington. We had a pretty simple vision: delicious food, served quickly with care. Over the next decades, we grew to 40-plus restaurants throughout Oregon and South Washington and in the process, redefined what quality quick-service food should […]

Meet New Turkey Supplier Champoeg Farm!

Turkey in the Straw? How About the Pasture Instead? Meet New Turkey Supplier Champoeg Farm! Welcome turkey-burger lovers! As we step up our partnerships with local farmers and ranchers, Burgerville has started sourcing pastured raised turkey from a newfarmer: Champoeg Farm! That’s pronounced “sham-poo-ee,” in case you’re not from around here. Mark Anderson is the […]

Helping families keep warm in the winter

Since 2015, we’ve helped families keep warm in the winter. For the seventh year in a row, Burgerville is proud to partner with Clark Public Utilities in supporting Operation Warm Heart, a program that helps our Northwest neighbors in Clark County who need extra assistance paying their winter heating bills. Since its creation in 1985, […]

It Takes a Chef (or Three)

At Burgerville, we often talk about where our food comes from. Ultimately though, it’s what we do with those ingredients that determines our success. In simple terms, if our food tastes bad, you won’t eat it. Luckily, we have a remarkable team of culinary-trained chefs who dream up, experiment, fiddle, adjust, throw out, start over […]

Yes, Your New Wellness Thing CAN Be a Shake

If you’re like a few of us at BV Central (aka home office/laundry room/pet closet) you may be beating yourself up over the Nots: moving enough, eating well, staying in touch with friends, parenting correctly, taking time for yourself. With all that’s going on in our world, the last thing we want to do is […]

Adelante Mujeres: From Farmer’s Market Food Booth to Force Social Change

One of the biggest barriers all women face in entering and staying in the job market was, is, and will continue to be access to affordable childcare. How do you attend school to earn a GED or college degree without it? Adult Ed classes, job training, and participating in the work force all depend on […]

The No. 6 Burger: A Burger to Restore the NW Region, one bite at a time

The No. 6 Burger: A Burger to Restore the NW Region, one bite at a time In 2019, we set ourselves a challenge: could we build a burger based on our company vision of making our region the healthiest region on the planet, one bite at a time? We literally mean the bite part. In […]

Burger Brigade Donation Recipient: The Black Farmer’s Collective

The Black Farmer’s Collective (BFC) is a group of growers, sellers, preparers, educators and eaters who own and operate a 1.5 acre urban farm in Seattle and a new 4 acre farm in Woodinville, WA. We recently sat down over Zoom to have a conversation with Hannah Wilson, Farm Manager, YES Farm – a member […]

Burgerville Teams Up with United Way to Support Wildfire Relief

Burgerville’s vision is to make this the healthiest region on the planet. This means that we step up during times of crisis, whether its burger delivery to first responders or cash donations to support immediate aid and recovery efforts from wildfires. Last September when wildfires swept through the Northwest, communities were in crisis. Our own […]

Slay Hunger, One Burger At a Time

National Cheeseburger Day 2020 is in the rearview mirror, and we’re here to pat everyone on the back. To our crew, our community and our guest for helping us SLAY HUNGER on September 18! We approached NCBD a little differently this year. We chose to give back to the community. For every Vampire Slayer Burger […]

Slaying Hunger Together on National Cheeseburger Day

Slaying Hunger Together on National Cheeseburger Day Today as we post this, Oregon is ravaged by wildfires and smoke. Our stores are closed as we keep our employees and customers safe from toxic air and smoke. We hope that you and your loved ones are out of harm’s way. There is an immediate need for […]

Temporarily Closed Due to Air Quality

Dear friends: first and most important, we hope you and your loved ones are safe from the fires. It’s a scary time and our hearts go out to you and to our employees, many of whom are directly affected. We want to let you know that September 11th through the 15th, all of our restaurants […]

A Portland Soda Partner with Pizza Magic: HotLips Pizza

Jeana Edelman calls it pizza magic, that “thing” about pizza. She should know: Jeana and her husband David Yudkin took over HotLips Pizza from Jeana’s father in the mid 80’s, growing it into the poster-child for locavore eating that it is today. Of course, it’s hard to go really wrong with pizza: It’s the one […]

Burgerville Takes off at PDX Airport

We’re soaring high right now! We’ve just remodeled and reopened our PDX airport location and we don’t mind saying, it looks pretty fly. To continue the airport jargon, we think of this outpost as hub: for both airport workers and travelers, whether new to Portland and Burgerville or long-time fans, for menu innovation and testing, […]

Growing Mint and Making History: Seely Mint Farm

You can tell when you’re getting close to Seely Family Farms, a 4th Generation mint farm near Clatskanie, Oregon. It smells like mint, as in, the being, purpose and soul of mint. It is mintiness to the nth power, its’ very essence. That’s hardly surprising, given the 600 acres of heirloom Black Mitcham Peppermint and […]

What’s Your Summer Jam

This summer we’ve been really obsessed with berries. Shakes, lemonades, you name it: berries have been our soundtrack, our on-replay, our summer anthem. That got us thinking: what if each kind of berry actually had its own soundtrack? Oh, like you don’t have a lot of extra time on your hands right now (#everydayistuesday2020)? Here’s […]

ALLIES FOR CHANGE : BLACK FOOD SOVEREIGNTY COALITION

On June 4, Burgerville declared itself an Ally for Change. This was the acknowledgement and activation of our equity and diversity journey. Today – we take the next steps towards becoming a more diverse and inclusive employer, and to support organizations working on Food and Land Justice for people who are Black, Indigenous, and other […]

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Walla Walla Sweet Onions

Burgerville fans love their Walla Walla Sweet onion rings. Like, really really love them. Last year Burgerville served over 200,000 pounds of sweet onions. That’s the equivalent of 15,000 bowling balls, for all you comparison-enthusiasts. With this year’s addition of our all-new Walla Walla Wonder Burger, we thought it would be fun to share a […]

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Drive-through Line Dread: The Silent Stressor

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered restaurants across the country with one notable exception: drive-thru’s. Not only are they able to stay open, they’re actually busier than ever. A group of us were chatting about this and realized that we all share something odd: a dread of the restaurant drive-thru line. And yes, we get the […]

FEEDING OUR FRONT-LINE HEROES NOURISHES EVERYONE

When COVID-19 first hit the Pacific NW, we wanted to do something to support our region’s front line and essential workers. Our mission here at Burgerville is to make the Pacific Northwest the healthiest region on the planet, one bite at a time. So here was a chance to literally enact this by feeding people.  […]

Find Your Summer

The Big Question everyone’s asking right now: Will summer still feel like summer? Our answer? A resounding and joyful YES!  Because summer is more than a season, it’s a state of mind. A sense of adventure and possibility.  It’s a recognition of the kid in each of us who wants to try a hoverboard, rally […]

Blissful About Doing Good AND Tasting Good

We sat down with Darcey Howard, Global Marketing Director for Coconut Bliss, to learn how Coconut Bliss got started and why what ISN’T in Coconut Bliss is just as important as what is. (Note: the interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.) BV: How did Coconut Bliss get its start? Coconut bliss was started […]

Allies for Change

We stand with the Black community. Our community, our nation, is hurting. As a company that cares deeply about the health and resiliency of our region, we stand in solidarity with those seeking justice and advocating for an inclusive society. We want and can do more. To nurture future leaders, employees and suppliers of color. […]

Holy Kakow: Want to Pivot? Swap Your Beans

Let’s be honest for a minute: who among us does NOT think that working in the chocolate business means boating through vast rivers of delicious hot cocoa as you paddle your white chocolate canoe past giant brownie flowers and semi-sweet chip-shaped mountains? We’ll tell you who: Holy Kakow founder Wyatt Wood. “We’re still sitting around […]

Legacy, Family, and Purpose: Alpenrose

Let’s start with the irony: Josh Reynolds, vice president and general manager of Alpenrose Dairy is lactose intolerant. Whoa there, whaaaat????? “I think by the time I was 40,” he laughs, “my body said ‘you’ve had a lifetime of chocolate milk and pizza.’ ” Yet if ever there was a true advocate for dairy, it’s […]

Ground Up PDX: Partners in Pursuit of Delicious

  Here in Orewashigonia, as we like to call it, we’re surrounded by a seemingly endless array of ingredients locally sourced from small farmers and makers all around the Pacific Northwest. From farmers to local dairies, inventors, millers, cheesemakers, cattle ranchers and small business owners, we’re excited to bring you their stories.  Because their stories […]