Portland Polish Festival Pictures & 2011 Schedule | Free, Over 10,000 People

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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


Saturday, 9/25

12:00 pm – Witamy (Welcome)
12:10 pm – White Eagle Band, from Victoria, B.C.
12:30 pm – Süsse Füsse dancers
1:30 pm – Sobótka dancers from Portland
1:45 pm – Polish School dancers from Portland
2:00 pm – Polish Eagle dancers from Kelowna, B.C.

Polonez dancers from Vancouver, 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



Sunday, 9/26

12:00 pm – Witamy (Welcome)
12:05 pm – Polish School dancers from Portland
12:15 pm – Sobótka dancers from Portland
12:30 pm – White Eagle Band, from Victoria, B.C.
1:00 pm – Polonez dancers from Vancouver, B.C.

Polish Eagle dancers from Kelowna, 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

Special stage events:
Polka Contest – the only polka contest in Oregon includes a polka contest for children and adults on both Saturday and Sunday.
Festival Dedication – a dedication on the stage, followed by a Polonaise, an elegant Renaissance court dance.
Street Dance – street dancing will be actually on the Kaiser parking lot, in front of the stage

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 kapustĬ¦  Dumplings stuffed with a mix of cabbage, mushrooms, onions
Pierogi z owocami  dumplings with blueberry, strawberry, cherry or sweet cheese

 KieÃ…¬Å¡basa i Bigos  Hunter’s stew with Polish sausage

 GoÃ…¬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, goÃ…¬Å¡Ãƒâ€ž¬Â¦bki, kieÃ…¬Å¡basa, bigos

 Placki Ziemniaczane Potato pancakes of fried shredded potatoes

 Polish Bakery, in the Church Hall, and European Café,
inside the Polish Hall Building are serving coffee, tea and traditional
Polish cakes as Poppy Seed, Cheesecakes, PĬ¦czki or Gingerbread

 Beergardenserves imported Polish beer, Zywiec and Okocim, Polish honey wine, and Widmer beer.

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One Response to Portland Polish Festival Pictures & 2011 Schedule | Free, Over 10,000 People

  1. Mark September 23, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    I am coming to this event!

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