Portland Polish Festival
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Portland’s festival season is not over yet and this week brings the 2011 Polish Fest. With over 10,000 attendees last year, it is one of the top draws of the year.
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From Polish Festival website:
2011 Portland Polish Festival
Saturday: Sept 24, 11am – 10pm | Sunday, Sept 25, noon – 6pm
3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon
The Polish festival is an event for families and singles, adults and children, for food connoisseurs, music lovers, concert goers, dance enthusiasts, ¬Â¦ It is for everyone.
During the festival, we provide non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest on Saturday and Sunday, a street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer. The event is held on Failing Street between the two historic buildings of the Polish Library built in 1911 and St. Stanislaus Church built in 1907, both located on N. Interstate Avenue in Portland Oregon.
Over 10,000 people are expected to attend the festival. It is prepared and run by over 300 volunteers organized by the Polish Association.
Portland Polish Festival Stage Schedule
12:00 pm – Witamy (Welcome)
12:10 pm - White Eagle Band, from Victoria, B.C.
12:30 pm - SÃƒÂ¼sse FÃƒÂ¼sse dancers
1:30 pm - SobÃƒÂ³tka dancers from Portland
1:45 pm - Polish School dancers from Portland
2:00 pm - Polish Eagle dancers from Kelowna, B.C.
3:30 pm - White Eagle Band, from Victoria, B.C.
4:00 pm – Festival Dedication
4:15 pm - Polonez dancers from Vancouver, B.C.
5:00 pm - White Eagle Band, from Victoria, B.C.
5:30 pm – Street dance with Polka Beats
6:00 pm – Polka contest for children
7:00 pm – Polka contest for adults
8:30 pm – Street dance with Chervona Band
10:00 pm – End of the day
12:00 pm – Witamy (Welcome)
12:05 pm - Polish School dancers from Portland
12:15 pm - SobÃƒÂ³tka dancers from Portland
12:30 pm - White Eagle Band, from Victoria, B.C.
1:00 pm - Polonez dancers from Vancouver, B.C.
2:30 pm – Street dance with Polka Beats
3:30 pm – Polka contest for children
4:30 pm – Polka contest for adults
6:00 pm – Festival Closing
Authentic Polish Cuisine
Most of the food on the Polish Festival is served in the foodcourt on the street. You may taste Polish delicacies such as:
Pierogi ruskie - Dumplings stuffed with a mix of potatoes, farmers cheese, onions
Pierogi z kapustÃƒâ€ž¬Â¦ - Dumplings stuffed with a mix of cabbage, mushrooms, onions
Pierogi z owocami - dumplings with blueberry, strawberry, cherry or sweet cheese
KieÃƒâ€¦¬Å¡basa i Bigos - Hunter’s stew with Polish sausage
GoÃƒâ€¦¬Å¡Ãƒâ€ž¬Â¦bki - Cabbage rolls made of cabbage leaves stuffed with mix of rice, beef and pork
Zestaw - Combination plate of the most popular Polish dishes: pierogi, goÃƒâ€¦¬Å¡Ãƒâ€ž¬Â¦bki, kieÃƒâ€¦¬Å¡basa, bigos
Placki Ziemniaczane- Potato pancakes of fried shredded potatoes
Polish Bakery, in the Church Hall, and European CafÃƒÆ’©,
inside the Polish Hall Building are serving coffee, tea and traditional
Polish cakes as Poppy Seed, Cheesecakes, PÃƒâ€ž¬Â¦czki or Gingerbread
Beergardenserves imported Polish beer, Zywiec and Okocim, Polish honey wine, and Widmer beer.