First of all, let me just say that I have never had a better vegetarian burger than I had at White Owl. It’s made of beets, and you wouldn’t even believe it. If you don’t believe me – I had my meat-eating boyfriend try it, and he was also perplexed by the meaty texture. It’s SO GOOD. Okay, now that I got that out of the way…
I went to White Owl for a friend’s birthday party. I had lived in Portland a long time and had never even heard of it, which made me feel sort of irrelevant and out of the loop (since it’s obvious all the cool kids know about it). It is a little out of the way, but so, so awesome! It was summertime, so they were rolling an old film on the projector on the patio (which is huge by the way). We got there sort of early, so my boyfriend and I had a couple drinks before the party. (Panchorita. Try it.) The place starts to pack out pretty good as soon as the sun goes down, but there was still plenty of room for our party. The DJ was on fire, the drinks were strong, and the food was perfect.
The beet burger.