The Polish Festival in Portland, Oregon is the oldest Polish festival in the western United States. Since 1993, the festival has celebrated Polish culture, traditions, and achievements.
Each year, the Polish Festival features authentic Polish food, live music and dance performances, exhibits about Polish history and culture, activities for children, polka contests, local merchants, and a beer garden.
Eat some pierogi (dumplings, cheese & potato and cabbage & mushroom), bigos (stew made with sausage & cabbage), kielbasa (sausage), golabki (cabbage rolls), or placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes). Pair that with some Polish beer (Okocim lager & porter). Don’t forget to save room for desert. Have some paczki (Polish donuts), sernik (Polish cheesecake) or other pastries.
The Polish Festival also partners with the local Croatian community. Try some Croatian cuisine at their booth.