Original WOW! Burger

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 25 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 6 more
92% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

10107 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220 Directions

(503) 841-5948
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    5 ratingJune 15, 2017

    WOW! This place deserves its name! They are friendly and very knowledgeable about celiac disease. The Gf buns are delicious (honestly). They have a dedicated fryer for fries and toaster for the buns! Highly recommended!

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    5 ratingApril 28, 2017

    Had gluten free bun and gluten free fries. Cashier asked if I was celiac or just gluten sensitivity. I have celiac and did not feel any pain after my meal.

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    4 ratingFebruary 09, 2017

    They will note on your order for the staff to change their gloves when making your burger. That combined with a dedicated fryer and GF buns will get me back!

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    1 ratingSeptember 22, 2016

    High risk of cross-contamination. I paid dearly for it.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    That might be the best gf bun we have ever had. Also the fries and tater tots were excellent. Makes me wish we lived here instead of passing through.

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    4 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    Best GF bun ever! Very tasty and fries! Oh happy no cross contamination fries 🤗

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    Great burger and fries! They asked if it was an allergy or a lifestyle. Let them know it's an allergy (easier to understand). They changed gloves to make my meal. Loved it!

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2016

    They change their gloves and follow an allergy protocol when making gf burgers. Lots of gf topping choices, including sauerkraut, which is excellent on a burger. They saute their caramelized onions and mushrooms in sunflower oil. And the gf bun... oh my God, that incredible bun. Locally made at a dedicated gf bakery, it's the best thing I have ever eaten. Ever. It's like a soft buttery baking powder biscuit with enough spongy texture to keep it from falling apart. Tastes way better then the "toasted clay"-like buns at Subway and doesn't have that off flavor of Udi's. It's so delicious I would choose the gf bun over the traditional bun every time (I had their traditional bun before I learned I can't eat gluten.) I have tried a LOT of gf burgers around PDX and this is by far the absolute best one out there.

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2015

    delicious food and great service. happily eat here every time we're in Portland.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2015

    Gluten free bun is soft and tasty. Fries from dedicated fryer. Everything tastes fresh and delicious.

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2015

    Gluten free bun was warm, tasty, and not crumbly!

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    3 ratingMay 22, 2015

    Love that I can get a safe burger, but each time I've been slightly disappointed. On my third visit my bun was cold and a cold gf bun = a crumbling bun. A lot of options for building a burger. Maybe I've just had poor luck...

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2015

    I wrote to them and they promptly responded regarding both Cascade and Wilsonville locations: Dedicated fryer for sides like french fries and tots. Dedicated toaster for gf buns. Line cooks change gloves when receive a gf order.

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2015

    Great good great service take lots precautions not to cross contaminate. Went to Wilsonville one only but assuming they r the same

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    5 ratingJanuary 28, 2015

    very knowledgeable place when it comes to celiac and other food allergies! AWESOME Place and highly recommend from a very sensitive celiac

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2014

    In Portland for work from out of town. I ate there four times. I have celiac sprue and am very sensitive to C.C. Every experience was great. I highly recommend this place.

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    5 ratingSeptember 12, 2014

    We just went and ordered our first burger, drove 30 mins to get there, very knowledgeable, voluntarily made sure cook knew strict GF, very good custom made burger, jensen bun and GF fries, tater tots and fried pickles. Very fast in service and friendly staff.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2014

    I ordered too much the first time. The only down side is that it's expensive for a burger joint, but the portions are large. They have a ton of options to create your own burger and I was told that all their sauces all gf.

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2014

    Yum! Create your own burger. Gf buns made from a local gf bakery. Delicious. Soft but doesn't fall apart. Safe fries that were crispy! They offered to change gloves for my celiac, which I really appreciated. Clean, trained staff and yummy!

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    4 ratingJune 30, 2014

    The burger on a GF bun was very tasty. They have a "build your own" option, so I customized mine with mushrooms, avocado and pepper jack. My husband got the original Wow burger and said it was good. Kids had corn dog (seemed fine), chicken strips (a little overbooked and he didn't want to eat them) and beef slider (seemed fine). Fries were run of the mill fast food style. Nothing special. Atmosphere is clean, service was friendly and fast. Would come again.

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2014

    I eat gluten free for my celiac gf and this place actually tasted like non gluten food :D no thick buns... no stiff fries... will definitely be coming back lol

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2014

    By far the best burger I have had since I found out I was gluten intolerant. Their bun is similar to others I have found at restaurants, but they take the time to toast it and make it taste better. They are very enthusiastic about making sure you know what is gluten free, and the fries are the first fries I have had that have been "gluten free" with out making me feel sick immediately afterwards. I have been here a couple times and plan on returning frequently.

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    4 ratingFebruary 25, 2014

    Great burger! The bun wasn't too dry and had a good texture. It's courtesy of Jensen's Bread (http://jensensbread.com/), and held up about as well as a normal fast food bun. I ended up getting mine to go, and I was very happy that the bun hadn't just shredded in transit by the time I got to eat it. The fries weren't that good - they reminded me of Burger King fries - but overall a tasty meal and a very positive experience!

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2014

    I was super impressed. They have a separate area and fryers to do all gluten free items. One of the best GF bums I have had. Staff is very knowledgeable about GF also. I look forward to going back!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
11 am - 9 pm
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