Salmon Fusion

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Salmon Fusion

Salmon Fusion

Location: SW 3rd and Washington
Hours: weekdays, lunchtime

The Story:

Earlier in the month, a new sign appeared on a cart that has been a few different vendors in the past year. Salmon Fusion. I wasn’t sure what to expect until I read the posted menu – Smoked Salmon all day long. It felt like Christmas waiting for them to open.

Roger Mumm launched the cart this month bringing his salmon to the eaters of Portland. The salmon in all of his dishes were caught by him this past summer while he was working for Deep Sea Fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The sockeye is then smoked weekly for us to enjoy. I’m not sure if I would share my salmon with the world. Visit the cart and Roger has photos of his fishing boat and daily catch.

As stated, the cart focuses on smoked salmon dishes like chowder, pot pie, a few sandwiches and tacos. If you’re shy about salmon, Roger will give you a taste of his chowder which is served hot in a toasted cheese bread bowl. Every time I have walked by, customers are raving about the chowder sample they are enjoying. I decided on the smoked salmon sliders served on Alessio bread with a mild pineapple teriyaki sauce, baby spinach and a side of Hawaiian slaw and saffron rice. For $7.50, the sliders were a great value and came with so much tasty smoked salmon, some even fell out for later nibbling. I’m a fan of all smoked salmon and Roger’s is some of the best with a briny flavor that doesn’t come across as too salty nor too fishy. The sauce that comes atop the salmon is more of a slaw with the sweetness of apples coming through to juxtapose the saltiness of the fish. A great meal.

Smoked Salmon Sliders from Salmon Fusion

Smoked Salmon Sliders from Salmon Fusion

Salmon Fusion is now open on SW 3rd between Stark and Washington in the former GIN Thai cart. Roger mans the window daily and may even lean out to draw you in with a sample. Check this new cart out, enjoy some smoked salmon goodness and let him know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Smoked Salmon Chowder w/toasted cheese bread bowl: white whole cream chowder w/roasted corn and Yukon gold potatoes served with Hawaiian slaw and saffron rice – $7.50
  • Smoked Salmon Pot Pie: pot pie served in a mild jambalaya with puff pastry cooked golden brown served with Hawaiian slaw and saffron rice – $7.50
  • Smoked Salmon Pita Wrap: shredded lettuce, mango pieces, shaved red onion, shaved cucumber and topped with tzatziki or mango chutney and served with Hawaiian slaw and saffron rice – $7.50
  • 2 Smoked Salmon Sliders: on Alessio bread with a mild pineapple teriyaki sauce and baby spinach served with Hawaiian slaw and saffron rice – $7.50
  • Teriyaki Smoked Salmon Sandwich: teriyaki pineapple glazed salmon served with Hawaiian slaw and saffron rice – $7.50
  • 2 Smoked Salmon Tacos: served with sweet and spicy salsa and Hawaiian slaw and saffron rice – $7.50

Hours: weekdays, lunchtime
Phone: 503 719 9018

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Comments

  1. Awesome, tasty chowder. So filling I made two meals out of it – but so tasty I had a hard time stopping eating, even though I was full.

  2. What a treat! Wow.

  3. Was wowed by the chowder, but went for the salmon pot-pie. Quite spicy, but not to the point your taste buds quit working. The coleslaw was sweet and tangy with dried cranberries, but the saffron rice was a bit dry. Overall, a definite repeat visit is in order.

  4. Katy Newbold says:

    I had the pot pie upon recommendation and I still think of it. It was fabulous. The pastry and flavor were flawless. The chili spiced pineapple ring was inspired. The slaw was great but the rice was a bit dry. I credit this with the fact that it was Sunday and business was slow.

  5. Roger does a fabulous job, we really loved his food!

  6. HAd a Salmon burger today and loved it. Still love the Salmon tacos best. Great food and a fun guy!! Cheers

  7. Colin NoneYa says:

    The rice is amazing!!! Roger has created the best smoked salmon Ive ever tasted. If you were to put it on a regular plate and served it in a resurant it would cost you at least $25. You can tell that he has put his heart and soul into the food he serves.

  8. Maryam Shadbeh says:

    Hello Roger,
    Please send me your email. I would like send some information
    Thanks
    Maryam
    ODA

  9. Hey everyone if you love Salmon Fusion check out Roger’s new catering and retail fish business called, Portland’s Fish Out of Water. His website address is portlandsfishoutofwater.com

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