Slide Show: Portland’s Top Three Veggie Burgers
The Observatory’s Quinoa-Mushroom Veggie Burger — my number 3, although the folks on Yelp would beg to differ.
Heather’s Veggi “Burger,” from Veritable Quandary — I got the aioli on the side because I think mayo is vile, but this one really pulls the flavors together.
The Farm’s Farmhouse Veggie Burger — not the most appetizing picture, but this is what happens when something is so delicious that you put gorging on it ahead of art.
When waxing poetic about burgers, the veggie versions are usually little more than a punch line. It’s understandable — most restaurants offer the same old over-cooked Boca or Gardenburger, or they think that veg-heads will be sated with any patty that contains beans or soy, even if it’s crumbly, pasty, or flavorless. But there are exceptions to this rule, and I have three “best-of-the-best” local examples to prove it. Of course, “best” is a subjective term and...