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PDX: Is it just me, or has something happened to the burger at Doug Fir?

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PDX: Is it just me, or has something happened to the burger at Doug Fir?

minetka | Mar 5, 2007 09:57 AM

Last night, we went to the Doug Fir for a cheeseburger fix. Normally, their "Fir Burger" (with ground beef, cheddar, and carmelized onions--ordered medium rare) is on my Top 5 list of gourmet burgers in Portland--right up there with Lovely Hula Hands, Cafe Castagna, Savoy Bistro, and Buckman Bistro (back in the day before it closed, much to my anguish!).

But, last night, something was not right. I think they switched the bun to something more whole-wheaty--not something I'm opposed to per se, but it didn't taste as good and was kind of mealy. The beef patty was enormous but seemed to lack the flavor and texture that it once had. I could barely taste the cheese and carmelized onions. Instead, I got a mouthful of tasteless shredded iceburg lettuce.

What happened?!?!?! Was this just an off night, or have they changed around the burger? If it's the latter, I think it's definitely for the worse. Anyone else have the same experience?

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