February 7, 2012See on Map
On a recent road trip to Portland, I found another gem of a lunch place that I just have to share with you.
As some of you might remember from my post about Firefly Kitchens, I grew up eating and loving kielbasa and sauerkraut, thanks to my Polish grandmother. So it’s not surprising I loved Olympic Provisions, Oregon’s first USDA-approved salumeria, established in 2009.
I’ve enjoyed buying their delicious artisanal salumi at the Portland State University farmer’s market before, but this lunch was a special treat, both in flavor and in setting. As you can see here, Olympic Provisions Southeast is located in the historic Olympic Mills Commerce Center, a beautifully restored old cereal mill.
Lunch today was a delicious kielbasa sandwich on a baguette. the house made and smoked kielbasa was juicy and flavorful (with just the right amount of garlic) paired with grilled onions and whole grain mustard.
I added a side of house made sauerkraut that had been perfectly cooked and included bites of housemade smoked bacon. All in all the perfect lunch that brought back memories of lunch in my grandmother’s kitchen.
Olympic Provisions uses fresh, local, organic pork in all of their artisanal pork products. If you’re still hungry for more you can purchase their salumi and more to take home too.