Date: May 11, 2007
Times Visited: 1
Personally, I’m not a fan of store-bought ‘meaty’ veggie burgers. I prefer patties that are chock full of vegetables, or just roasted or grilled veggies on my toasted bun. It’s not often you come across a great housemade veggie burger that is actually vegan, and Bridgeport Ale House offers one more unique patty to the mix.
Located on SE Hawthorne Blvd, Bridgeport Ale House features much of what many people love about Portland – a ‘neighborhood’ vibe, historic building, veg*n options, affordable prices and microbrews! Note that their beers are also produced without isinglass, hence the beer sampler delight below. My dining partner and I both enjoyed the housemade vegan white bean burger, served with chips or a side salad, for dinner; as well as a rustic herbed potato appetizer. Although the patty itself is softer than it appears, overall it’s very good, wih the pleasing flavor of white beans.
Also on the burger is a mellow, almost sweet tomato spread, and sliced avocado. The tomato spread is an appreciated departure from flavorless tomatoes. While we were there, we noticed other vegan burgers being served elsewhere, so clearly they’ve got something right. The potato appetizer is also a happy hour special, and although not originally vegan on the menu (aioli), we simply had to mention we were vegan for it to be altered. The beer sampler we shared featured 7 microbrews. From pale ales to porters, it was a range of delectable brews.
Although not somewhere I’d frequent, this place has regulars, and I would go back again, especially with omnivores. Their spring menu is currently available, and hopefully the summer will bring another vegan option or two.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Address: 3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214
Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri 11:30am-12am, Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am-10pm