About Us

Proprietors Shelbi Mattila-Patton and Aaron Patton opened the White Horse Pub in January of 2014. Since then, the White Horse has gained in popularity among islanders and tourists alike with it’s excellent food, welcoming customer service, warm atmosphere, and of course, the best view on Orcas Island from every table in the house!

The mission for the White Horse Pub is to provide a restaurant that encourages community gatherings and keep the vital Orcas Island economy alive and bustling by encouraging tourism.

Shelbi lived on Orcas in her 20’s and moved back to the island as her ‘forever home’ in 2006. Aaron has lived on the Orcas since 1993 and is the well-respected owner of Tree Frog, providing arborist services among the San Juan Islands, notably Orcas and Blakey islands.

Read more about The White Horse’s beginnings from Orcas Issues: News & Views