I made a special trip into downtown Hillsboro (Ore.) right after work Friday night for this burger stop. I never heard of Baker’s Burgers until recently when it was announced in the news that this quaint burger diner will be closing at the end of September.
Why is Baker’s Burgers closing? The Oregonian is reports, Baker’s Burger is closing to make way for a neighboring Chevron gas station expansion. The Hillsboro Tribune’s Baker’s Burger closing story is more detail and heart-wrenching, and in a way, leaves me a bit frustrated for a small business being forced out to yield for big corporation. It’s sad, but business thrive on money.
Okay, onto the food. Baker’s Burger is everything one would find in a burger diner. The menu offers various burger sizes, fixings, and combinations. I had the No. 6 combo, the half-pounder Big Baker’s Burger, crispy fries with zesty fries sauce, and a 20-ounce soda for under $10. The burger was very juicy and delicious.
The incandescent-lit dining area was spacious and clean. I was a bit caught off that Baker’s closed at 8:00 p.m. on a Friday night. Staff was beginning to clean up and lock up as I received my order.
Baker’s Burger is at 807 SE Baseline in Hillsboro, Oregon. The restaurant is a block away from the TriMet MAX Blue Line Tuality Hospital/8th Ave. stop. The hours are very short and aren’t posted. Baker’s Burger accepts Visa and MasterCards’ too.