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#1 paczki

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:54 PM

Does anyone know where to get a good paczki in Portland? Thanks -

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:11 PM

Welcome to the site.

I don't have an answer for you, but if no one else can help, there are a couple avenues you might want to travel down:

Victor's in Tigard sells some polish dry goods along with sausages, etc, that he makes himself. He may know a source.

With Easter coming, perhaps some of the Eastern European/Russian markets will have them. I'd contact Anoush, Roman-Russian, maybe Zara's or Good Neighbor.

There are also the German places, such as German Bakery and Old Country Sausage on Sandy, plus Edelweiss and Otto's. You never know.

And lastly, there's the Portland Polish Association:

http://www.portlandpolonia.org/plba/

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:18 PM

Many thanks for the ideas - I've already tried the Portland Polish Association as well as Edelweiss - I'll now try the others!

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:49 PM

What, may I ask, is paczki?

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:10 PM

Polish doughnuts, more or less. Here are some at Ideal Pastry in Chicago:

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Here are some more at Pasieka in Chicago. Wish I had some closeups (probably do in my archives actually, just none uploaded.)

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#6 paczki

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:39 PM

From what I know, paczki (pronounced poonch-key) are the very rich Polish donuts that are traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday when Lent starts. It also Mardi Gras and even called Paczki Day in the Polish community in Detroit and maybe in Chicago. In New York, another large community, they refer to it as Fat Tuesday.

They have jelly or crème or fruit fillings and are usually glazed or topped with confectioners sugar. They are fried and use up many of the rich ingredients that many give up for Lent. It’s sort of like a good luck indulgence on that day. Other European countries eat them as well.

Hope this helps a bit -

#7 paczki

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:56 PM

I did find out -

Paczki are sold every other Sunday in the basement at
the St. Stanislaus Church at 12:00-1:00pm.

You may special order a big amount of paczki at Antoni Kajewski,
503-655-4222.

- I believe the next Sunday offering such is the 12th of March -

Enjoy

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:50 PM

Very cool. Thanks. That's the church where they have the Polish Festival, right? At Failing and N Interstate?

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:40 PM

I'm new to town, but I believe yes, it is where the Festival is -

www.ststanislauspdx.com

- a good reason for a Sunday drive -

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 11:41 PM

Or you can take the Max, which goes by. btw, see here:

http://www.extramsg....article&sid=617

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#11 paczki

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:26 AM

thanks for the link -

are there any other ethnic festivals in town that you recommend?

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:57 AM

You've got to visit the Greek Festival in September-October...

http://www.goholytri...rg/festival.php

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:17 AM

Cinco de Mayo is the best of the festivals I've been to, although it was worse last year than the previous year.

Oktoberfest down in Mt. Angel is decent, too.

There were several for the Chinese New Year and every once in a while I'll see notices for smaller ones throughout the year.

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:46 AM

The Polish festival here is great, and the best/biggest on the west coast.

Being a Michigander, and a daughter of a Pole, I miss polish food something fierce. In my mom's hometown, they have paczki year-round. They sell them at the grocery store. Angelhair got some really good pierogi at a Russian deli in Vancouver that I am going to have to visit at some point.

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 07:12 PM

Just avoid the Italian Festival. The food is terrible. And the year I spent any time there, there was a band covering American 70s music (mostly Chicago). Not particularly authentic.