Hamburgers are modeled after Victorian-era architecture, a style known for its sesame-seed-dusted roofs, flowing lettuce curtains, and meat everywhere. Feast ornately upon a well-formed feeding frenzy for two with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burger combo plates for two at 21st Avenue Bar & Grill.
21st Avenue Bar & Grill's menu pays homage to the brilliance of burgers, serving up handhelds bedecked with unique toppings and spices. Dining duos make their selections from a smorgasbord of five fixin'-filled sandwiches, such as the Big Kahuna burger, a 1/3 pound patty balancing swiss cheese, ham, pineapple salsa, and subtle tropical breezes ($11). The Tillamook cheeseburger arrives amply topped with award-winning cheddar, satisfying diners' dairy-toothed cravings ($9). Adventuresome taste buds explore the B & B burger sporting bacon and blue cheese crumbles ($11), or delight in the sensibly monikered barbecue bacon guacamole burger ($12). Gardenburgers ($9) are also available, packing an herbaceous punch worthy of a sparring green giant. All burgers arrive nestled in toasted buns and flanked by a choice of french fries, mashed potatoes, tater tots, or side salad with spud aspirations.
Patrons may experience burgery bliss on the chic eatery's roomy patio, which overlooks a meticulously constructed garden snuggling Eastern trimmings and glowing lanterns alongside koi ponds and waterfalls. The eatery's mood-lighting-rich interior offers many secluded tables to enjoy alone-time with a special someone or imaginary friend with a voracious appetite. Those flying solo may cozy up to the expansive bar, where a jukebox cranks out bar tunes aplenty and TVs amicably broadcast local games.
721 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97209