The Burger Guild

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The Burger Guild

Location: SE 50th and Ivon, A la Carts Food Pavillion
Hours: Daily, 11:30-8pm

The Story: At some point, Portland became a burger town. Just last year, Willamette Week detailed the 50 best burgers in town which included some food carts. 2010 also introduce Portland to stuffed burgers and now we have our second cart offer such goodies – The Burger Guild.

Burgers and travel trailers go hand in hand and with The Burger Guild, the blue trailer that houses the operation is exactly what I would want as the kitchen for my burger maker. The Burger Guild opened in early July and already has a spot in one of Portland’s newest pods – Green Castle. Even after the first visit, the cart has moved to a more prominent position in the pod, indicating it’s immediate success. What makes The Burger Guild unique is that they stuff the burgers with ingredients like blue cheese, red peppers and onions or garlic and feta. These are great burgers with broad flavors.

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Kalamata Mama

The Kalamata Mama is a burger you would take home to mom. Using Cascade Natural beef, the burger is stuffed with red peppers, onions, garlic and feta cheese and then thrown on the grill. The whole shebang is put together well with a great bun, spinach, a mix named the Mata mix and some Burger Guild secret sauce. I gotta say – one of those burgers that is photo worthy. A stunning example of A) a unique way of creating a burger and B) an eye for presentation. That first chomp included the green flavors of the spinach with the juiciness of the burger and some overwhelming garlic tones mixed with the savory and warm flavors of the Mata mix. One juicy burger, don’t try to eat this on your lap. But if you do, its worth it!

The Burger Guild is now open at Green Castle on NE 20th and Everett with about ten other carts. There are tables there so you don’t have to sit in your cart with the burger on your lap. Drop on by, try one of their burgers and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Black and Blue: Cascade Natural ground beef stuffed with blue cheese, red peppers and onions and topped with lettuce, tomato and TBG secret sauce – $6.75
  • Kalamata Mama: burger stuffed with red peppers, onions, garlic and feta cheese, topped with spinach, “Mata” mix and TBG secret sauce – $6.75
  • Deep Fried Mushrooms – $5
  • Deep Fried Sliders – $4 or 2 for $7
  • Midwest Style Pork Tenderloin Sandwich – pork tenderloin breaded and fried and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and mustard – $5.75

Hours: Tues-Sat, 12-9pm
Phone: 401-287-4373
Facebook: The Burger Guild



  1. Burger Guild says:

    Sorry, but we had to take the deep fried sliders off the menu, but please come out and enjoy everything else!

  2. I have fallen in love with this cart! The food is phenom, make sure to try the sweet potato fries. They have great specials too! Mike and Katie are super friendly and really know how to serve it up right.

  3. I love this cart! The food is phenom and the specials offer some unique twists to a well planned menu. Mike and Kati are super friendly and reall know how to deliver a great product and enjoyable experience!

  4. Loved the food, service, eating area, clean, nice, well planned out. Sweet potato fries, good, burger better than I can make at home. Yummm!

  5. After reading this posting, I spent the whole day looking forward to visiting this cart for my Tuesday evening dinner, and I was not disappointed in the least!

    I had the “Black & Bleu Burger” with a side of Sweet Potato Fries. My order was “to go” and I arrived at home, just a few blocks south, and laid-out my repast.

    The meal was excellent. The fries were tasty and spiced just right. The Black & Bleu Burger was beyond belief. The meat was fresh, cooked just right, and very juicy. The bleu cheese (love it!) was an excellent accessory, as were the lettuce, tomato, onion, and sauce.

    I’m not a frequent meat-eater, but this was a stellar choice and one I’ll look forward to on my next “Guild” visit.
    Thanks to for the info about this valuable addition to the Portland cart scene.
    (PS: I’m an early purchaser and a frequent wearer of my ever-so-eye-catching Cartivore t-shirt!)

  6. Today is the Blogmeisters Birthday.
    Happy Birthday Brett

  7. AgentCool says:

    Can’t wait to try it, curious why you had to remove the deep fried sliders though…

  8. Burger Guild says:

    Hey thanks everyone for coming out and trying us these last couple of days have been great and to dieselboi Thanks for taking the time and effort to review our cart and spread the word. Your hard work is much appreciated! As for the sliders stop by the cart Agent cool and I’ll explain. (look for them to be featured specials on a weekend now and then!)

  9. stopped by here today and tried a burger, funny – i got the same one as reviewed, and loved it too. The sweet potato fries were a great addition. (You might ask for a knife to cut it in two)~ The price listed must have been raised recently. I payed seven + a buck for fries. It was still worth it. the fried mushrooms are next!

  10. This is definitely a spot for one of portland’s best burger. Totally came upon this food court after taking a wrong turn… Glad I did. Great service and food.

  11. Burger Guild says:

    We will be moving to Ala Carts (50th and Division). Hope to be open by mid to late next week!

  12. You can find us at 6200 SE Milwaukie Ave. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Have a great day!

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