Thought I had hit all the major sausage purveyors in Portland. So guys, if you are going to put “fruit and vegetables” on your sign, it’s pretty unlikely I am gonna wander in seeking out delectable pork noshes! So, I found you by happy accident, today, on MLK, is not only a purveyor of all things that come out of the ground and off trees, but also bulk spices and herbs, fancy pants grocery items, and perhaps the nicest sausage selection in town – all fresh, pork, fowl, game, no smoked product in this counter, except such non-sausage delicacies as pulled pork shoulder.
I bought a half dozen varieties of sausage, including a chicken one, something I never do, but it is purported to be flavored with Buffalo sauce and blue cheese, so that’s worth checking out.
I took home a bacon sausage, a garlic one, some hard chorizo, and who knows what else? We’ll be digging into the bacon sausage for Mrs. Burgerdogboy’s traditional Sunday breakfast in bed.
The chief cook and bottle washer, the sausage maker, was peddling his wares from behind the glass counter. Actually, he says he doesn’t make sausages any more, he has minions, but at one point in his career (he is in his mid 60s now), he was responsible for ‘cooking up’ most of the recipes that are still being sold today.
An interesting guy, who learned his craft from old world masters, back in the day.
Will I be back? Only once or twice a week. More complete reviews of each type of sausage as Mrs. BDB and I wolf them down this week! There’s an online list of the sausages they offer here.
P.S. If you have been wondering where to find boudin in Portland? Dis be da place for dat, too.