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Day 60: Burgerville USA

Two months! Can you believe it’s been two months since I started this “little” project? I’m shocked. What a wild and crazy two months it’s been. Let’s get to it…

Day 60 of 365…

You can’t cover 365 Things To Do In Vancouver, WA without talking about Burgerville USA. It just can’t be done. Whether you are a fan of Burgerville or not it is Vancouver, WA! Perhaps you don’t know why it’s Vancouver. Let me ‘splain…

Burgerville and Vancouver, WA

(the following is taken from their website)

Jacob Propstra, a Dutch immigrant, founded The Holland Creamery in Vancouver, Washington, in 1922. His son George opened the first Burgerville USA in 1961 in Vancouver.

George never forgot his roots, always insisting that Burgerville serve fresh food purchased from local businesses—businesses just like his dad’s creamery. Today the family’s proud tradition is carried on by George Propstra’s son-in-law, Tom Mears, chairman of The Holland, Inc.

Esther Short Park statue of George PropstraGeorge Propstra loved Vancouver and has left his fingerprint all over our community. From baseball fields, to community swimming pools to the focal point of Esther Short Park we see George all over town and don’t even realize it.

As I was saying, Burgerville has been part of our community in so many ways for 49 years now. Can’t wait to see what they do for their 50th Anniversary next year. I’m sure it will be huge!

One of the fun things about Burgerville is they always have some kind of unique and special thing to eat or drink. Widmer Hefeweizen along with a Burgerville Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger Whether it’s fresh strawberry season, sweet potato fries time, Rosemary Shoestring fries, Walla Walla onion time or any of the other specials you can always find something unique on the menu. Then there is the “special sauce”. Yes, I am a fan of their Burgerville Spread. I even get extra when ordering a burger. 🙂

Burgerville offers free WiFi at all their locations and you can even find beer and wine at the Salmon Creek restaurant. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

(Special thanks to Vancouver photographer Aaron Hockley for the tasty photo)

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