The Find: Old-fashioned German sausage
If this quaint delicatessen feels like a living room, that’s because it is. Since German-born Otto Eichentopf migrated west and erected a Southeast Portland meat market in 1922, Otto’s sausages have been prepared by four generations of Eichentopfs. No matter what the weather, piles of chicken, old-fashioned wieners, and pork sausages are fired year-round on the outdoor grill for neighborhood families who gather around the wooden tables for dogs dipped in Coney Island mustard with homemade sauerkraut and relish. Inside, you’ll find all 40 selections of sausage, house-cured pastrami, and accompaniments like peppered jellies, imported mustards, local honey, European chocolates, and a generous selection of wine and German beers.