Burger Quest: Golden Valley Brewery


This week, the burger quest headed west to Golden Valley Ranch Brewery. I feel safe saying this is one of the best burgers I have had to-date in Portland. Here’s my review!

Meat: 9/10
Melt in your mouth meat. Incredibly moist. Flavorful. YUM. Their beef comes from their own ranch which is amazing and perhaps why it is so tasty. The cattle is grain and grass fed – the only thing I would love is for the cattle to be 100% grass fed but otherwise, this was some of the best, tastiest, freshest, most flavorful burger patties I’ve had in a long time. 

Bun: 8/10
The bun was fine – a pretty standard run-of-the-mill hamburger bun.

Burger:bun ratio: 8/10
Because the burger was so large and juicy, it overpowered the bun every so slightly, but I’m certainly not complaining. The Kaiser roll bun was tasty, made locally from Portland French Bakery

Toppings: 9/10
On their ranch, GVB has an organic garden from which they source the majority of their vegetables. Amazing. Plus, the burger came with a very tasty dill pickle which makes me particularly happy. Also. Tillamook cheese, the world’s best cheese. Also. The dijonaise sauce was delightful. 

Condiments: 10/10
What can I say? They have the world’s best condiments, Portlandia ketchup & mustard. This is my favorite brand of ketchup and  mustard, so I was a happy camper. (:

Logistics: 8/10
Bc the patty was so large and juicy, it was a little bit of a logistical challenge, but a challenge I will take on any day of the week.

Fries: 8/10
The fries were thick cut steak fries. Not too salty, not too mushy. They were great, especially with that amazing Portlandia ketchup!

Total score: 60/70

Want more? Here are all the burgers from my quest and here are all the reviews!