Portland, OR – Tabor “Schnitzelburger”

Among Portland’s many fine food carts, Tabor, at 5th and Stark, stands out for selling a variety of interesting and tasty cuisine from the Czech Republic and environs. Their menu, in addition to schnitzel (pork or chicken) on a bun, includes goulash, spaetzel, chicken paprikish and the like.

Being as it was “National Schnitzel Day,” I went for the Schnitzelburger, ok, they call it a SchnitzelWICH, but it’s cooked meat in a bun, so it’s a burger to me.

A lightly fried (HUGE) breaded pork cutlet, on a ciabatta with generous toppings of lettuce, a unique paprika spread, sauteed onions and horseradish. Usually I order my sandwiches plain, so I can see what the meat of the matter tastes like, but today I went with it loaded up the way they sell it. And it was grand.

It was almost 11AM and the lines were already starting to form at the hunk of food carts that sits between Stark and Oak, so I am glad I was early, the first customer at Tabor, and the wich was cooked to order.

I love goulash (they have their recipe on their website), and chicken paprikish, and will be back to checked out those, plus a fried muenster cheese sandwich that sounds great, too!


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