Location: SW 5th and Oak
A new cart has arrived at SW 5th and Oak where another cart left an opening. That seems to be the story of Portland’s food carts. There is always someone wanting to fill an empty spot. Taste of Poland isn’t a brand new cart though. They have just returned to the lot where they called home just a couple of years ago. And we’re glad they did.
Dionizy Baron, the chef behind Taste of Poland, has been a fixture around Portland for years. He has served us his tasty Polish dishes at Saturday market, different community events and even at a couple of the mall food courts. He was a fixture at SW 5th and Oak and down by PSU for years before moving to Saturday market as his primary location.
The menu at Taste of Poland is full of pierogis, chicken cutlets, sausages, potato pancakes and all sorts of Eastern European delights. I opted for the pork loin schnitzel sandwich. I want to try ever schnitzel in this town before I die. Served up on a large french roll, the schnitzel was a generous portion covered in chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, grilled onions and a little cheese. I threw in some creamy horseradish to give it an extra bite. While this looks like a great sandwich to pick up, it is rather large. I did my best to eat it with my hands, but should have tackled it with a knife and fork. Bring extra napkins. A great deal for $5 and very appetizing.
As stated, Taste of Poland has been around for years. I’m really glad they have decided to return to SW 5th and Oak and hope they stick around even when Saturday Market reopens. It is exactly the type of food I enjoy on these cool winter days – items that are hearty and filling. If you’re down there, drop on by and tell them Food Carts Portland sent ya.
[Taste of Poland was first profiled on this site by Cuisine Bonne Femme in August of 2007 and updated by Dieselboi in February of 2010]
- Potato Pancakes – plate of 4 with apple sauce, sour cream and sauteed onions – $5.50
- Potato cheese Pierogi – dough filled with cheese, potatoes, sauteed onions and spices; served with salad – $5.50
- Hunter spicy sausage sandwich – 1/2 pork, 1/2 beef sausage served with grilled onions and bacon – $5
- Smoked country garlic kielbasa – sausage served with grilled onions and cucumber salad – $5
- Pork loin schnitzel sandwich – $5
Hours: Monday through Friday - Lunchtime
Contact: 503 997 5467