Come for the Cheeseburger, Stay for the Poutine at Sideshow Eatery in Portland, OR
Ah, burgers and poutine. Are there better combinations of fast food staples and cheese? At Sideshow Eatery in downtown Portland, Oregon, you can find great versions of both. Because you can't put enough cheese in one meal.
Even though the curds aren't fresh enough to squeak, they stand up to the warm gravy, holding their shape and maintaining a chewy texture. There's also a ton of them. My best estimates put the fry-to-cheese ratio at about 60/40. Conclusion: Sideshow's poutine may not be by-the-book traditional, but it was more than good enough for me to holster my index finger, which I'm normally tempted to wag in the face of all poutine imitators.
Photo by Erin Jackson