The Chow gods were definitely smiling on us as we were schlepping our way through Oregon, coming back from the daughter's college graduation in Walla Walla, WA. Not hoping for much, we got off at an exit in West Linn, and turned into a small shopping center that had some places to eat. Right in front was a place called Five Guys Burgers and Fries. It looked promising, we were starving, so we decided to give it a try. It's apparently a chain from the East which is opening franchises in the West. What a great place! It's similar to In and Out, but way better. There are lots of choices of what they'll put on your burger, they also have hot dogs (which we didn't try), and the fries were unbelievable - skin on and great even after they cooled off. The place was spotless, and everyone who worked there was super friendly. Plus it was cheap! If you're in the neighborhood, give it a try. They also apparently have one in Beaverton.
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
2050 8th Ave West, Linn, OR