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Bogousha's in Portland

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Bogousha's in Portland

ironmom | Sep 29, 2001 07:17 PM

It's been a long time since I thought of this place, and I'd only been there once. I headed over to Pat's Meat Market this afternoon to get some duck legs (out) and check out their deli and cheese section (extremely uninspiring), and walked out, wondering where I could get some decent cold cuts. For some unknown reason, I thought of checking out Bogousha's, the Polish café and grocery on Stevens Ave at Forest Ave.

The deli case is full of imported-looking cold cuts. There are three types of what I would call head cheese. I bought the black one. Rich and spicy. I also bought a piece of kielbasy, which tastes similar to the one from the supermarket, but looks like it is actually made with real meat. I bought a slab of Polish style unsalted butter. They had lots of cured sausage thingees, and cured pork shapes. Also, a Yugoslavian smoked beef product. They also had cryovac smoked whole eel, which I'll do sometime in the near future. The owner offered to split one with me sometime, as she doesn't eat enough to buy a whole one for herself, either.

They had white borscht and stuffed cabbage on special. Eastern Europeans were occupying a couple of the three tables in the front.

I think they serve lunch and dinner, and as I'll be buying cold cuts there again soon, I'll check their hours next time I go back.

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