EuroDish

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Location: SW 10th and Alder

Description:

EuroDish calls their food “Traditional Polish Home Style Cuisine.” When I see the words traditional and home style together, I get a little excited. To me, it means someone is trying to harken back to days of yore and replicate what they know to be the food of their homeland. At EuroDish, the owner is succeeding.

EuroDish has been around now for a couple of years, so obviously has worked out any kinks and has a strong following. I have visited a few times in the past and have always enjoyed my meal. EuroDish’s traditional Polish fare is made up of many different options. You can go simple and get a kielbasa sausage on a french roll or get crazy and have one of the combo plates which could include pierogies, salad, schnitzel, blintzes, and bigos. A pierogi is a polish home style dumpling filled with seasoned potato and cheese or cabbage and mushroom or meat. Bigos is traditional hunter’s stew – beef, pork, sausage and tomato sauce stewed in sauerkraut…  All that together would truly fill one up. And these are just a couple of the items on the large menu of lunch and dinner options.

Recently, I opted for one of the combos shown in pictures outside the cart. A huge plate of food including a salad, some rice, pierogis, and two pork schnitzels, smothered in grilled onions. I dove in and was in food heaven. I lived in Austria for a time, so am familiar with schnitzel, but haven’t had it in a few years. The schnitzel I had that day brought back some great memories. It was perfectly breaded and seasoned and cooked perfectly. The crust had a sweetness to it at times that surprised me  and forced me to eat more. The dressing on the salad was surprisingly good as not many side salads at carts impress me. The pierogis were what I expected, little dumplings of yum. The entire meal was fabulous. I actually wasn’t able to finish.

Schnitzel plate

Schnitzel plate

If you are out and about and need a hearty meal, check out EuroDish. [post originally written by Cuisine Bonne Femme, Sept. 2007, updated July, 2009.]

Sample Menu:

  • Beef Vegetable Goulash Soup – beef, onion, tomato, carrot, garlic, and spices – served with egg pasta – $5
  • Kielbasa Sandwich – grilled polish sausage with fried onions on french roll – $4
  • Pork Schnitzel Sandwich – lightly breaded pan fried pork loin served with coleslaw, lettuce, tomato, cucumber onion and mustered on roll – $6
  • Pierogi – dumplings; potato and cheese or cabbage and mushroom or meat and spinach – 6 for $4.50 or 9 for $6.50
  • Bigos – Hunter’s Stew – beef, pork, sausage, tomato sauce – seasoned and stewed in sauerkraut – $4.50
  • Combo plates – choices of the above items together – ranging between $5 and $8
  • Cheese Blintzes – crepes filled with farmer’s cheese served with fresh fruits and sweetened sour cream – 1 for $2.25 or 2 for $4.25

Hours: 11am – 6pm Monday through Friday

Phone: 971 344 3704

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Comments

  1. Just discovered this place. Their chicken paprykarz (sp?) is fantastic. Great cold day food.

  2. I agree with Noah in every aspect…the chicken paprykarz is very good and warm and filling.

  3. The goulash is good! But they are no longer serving waffles :(

  4. I love Asian Food! Great site.

  5. We had the chicken and mushroom crepe, and the pierogies, both of which were excellent. Great place.

  6. I’ve been there twice now and she’s refused to serve me anything other than combo plates with the microwavable food items. I know lunchtime gets busy for a cart run by one person, but come on!

  7. How long has this cart been around? bmannino@hfmus.com

  8. Great stuff. I eat there every so once in a while for lunch. Got to get my perogi fix. And the “Bigos” hunters stew also makes me come back. Its a excelent mix of meat, sauerkraut, and chopped sausage. And then theres the actual sausage on the side. No words necessary. Add all that together and you get the best combo 1. Its my favorite.

  9. Great stuff. I eat there every so once in a while for lunch. Got to get my perogi fix. And the “Bigos” hunters stew also makes me come back. Its a excellent mix of meat, sauerkraut, and chopped sausage. And then there’s the actual sausage on the side. No words necessary. Add all that together and you get the best combo 1. Its my favorite.

  10. Finally got to try this place today after seeing it written up in Portland Monthly. I ordered the Polish Plate so I could try a bit of everything. It was all delicious, but the stuffed cabbage was a particular standout for me. It was amazing. For $7.95 I got completely stuffed with food that tasted home made. I’ll definitely be back.

  11. My Mom being from a Polish backround took me back to the day’s of her cooking, The husband brought me Bigos & pierogi for a taster meal it was
    heaven ya know, it was AWESOME 10th & Alder sw keep Portland weird and eat out Portland

  12. Melissa says:

    I found this cart while searching for Pierogis in Portland. Picked some up last night and they were amazing! The woman who owns the cart is friendly and adorable! I can’t wait to go back and try more yummy food!

  13. any paczki on the menu for fat tuesday?

  14. I had the Combo #3 which is a polish sausage and pirogi combo plate… it was mediocre and small for the price… The Taste Of Poland could really teach them a lesson or two…

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  1. [...] ambled over to the Alder St. pod between 9th and 10th streets to see who was available for dinner. EuroDish was one of the carts open late, with lovely pierogis. They had potato and cheese, veggie, and meat, [...]

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