St. Helens, Or – Klondike Bar Sliders

Stopped in this place I had previously spotted on a drive-about, about an hour north of Portland on the road to Astoria.  St. Helen’s is an old, old shipping port on the Columbia River, and the Klondike was originally a rooming house for sailors and mill workers.    It being between lunch and dinner, we eschewed the entrees, and ordered a half-dozen appetizers to share. Klondike’s version of sliders was flank steak, with chunky bleu cheese and pickled purple onion curls on a baguette.   It (and everything) was delicious.   The special of the day was a “sausage dog”  (see pic below and note potential victim hiding under the sign), which we passed on when they told us it was from Zenner’s, a local Portland dog company.  Zenner’s makes great products, but this was billed as “andouille”, and we’re always disappointed with andouille outside of Louisiana and/or France.   If you’re ever in this area, checkout the Klondike.  Great menu.  Fun staff.



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