Evaluation of the Cafe Goldbergs Kosher Bakery and Deli

The title of the organization I went to and used to get the job done at is called Goldberg’s Kosher Bakery and Deli. The individual I interviewed is named Dan Knudsen and his spouse. Dan generally did all the talking. I felt fortunate to essentially get a keep of them for the reason that I have not observed them in about two decades.

Their new bakery still has the same title, but it is found out in Hillsboro in a organization intricate. The authentic Goldberg’s was a fine dining cafe positioned at him Lloyd Heart Mall in Northeast Portland. The owner’s father died and passed the enterprise down to her daughter and her new husband who worked for her father back again in the 60’s. The new house owners opened up in Hillsdale and only baked and ran a deli. They have been no extended a wonderful dining cafe. Folks would generally inquire “Is this the identical Goldberg’s from Lloyd Heart?” The response would be “Similar family members just different operation.”

After owning a bakery out of Hillsdale in the late 70’s they moved about a mile absent to a location in Southwest Portland. Their internet marketing principle was easy they preferred to have an aged fashioned Jewish bakery for the reason that the family was Jewish. The d├ęcor was pictures of the primary family members like the father (proprietor) hanging in the bakery. The bagels served had been all hand rolled and essentially boiled in advance of remaining baked. That is evidently the old fashioned way. The sandwiches had been all produced from the bread baked in the bakery aspect of the establishment.

On Fridays, particular braided bread known as “challa” was baked. I guess it is Jewish custom to take in this just about every Friday. That would be the busiest working day. It was very clear to see who the clientele was for that working day of the 7 days. There would be new roasted turkey place on the sandwiches which have been very preferred. It was just like baking a Thanksgiving turkey and placing the meat straight onto a sandwich. People today would occur from miles around. They have been typical customers and as soon as all over again it was clear who the clientele was. The food was Kosher and Jewish prospects can not eat any other variety of bread and bagels except it was qualified.
There was plenty of level of competition specially close to the holiday seasons. Shoppers would hunt all close to town for the great evening meal roll. There were a lot of other bakeries all-around town. These integrated Elephant’s, Grand Central, Noah’s and Albertson’s bakery department. I imagine the prospects chose Goldberg’s for the reason that they have already been heading there for quite a few decades.

The merchandise were being primarily loafs of breads, bagels, sandwiches, and goods this kind of as ficcocia bread. There would be an option of acquiring the bread sliced or unsliced. The cost was acceptable. It was $2.50 for a loaf of major bread. There were generally four types to selected from wheat, white, mild rye, and dark rye. I under no circumstances did find out how significantly the other area bakeries charged for their loaves.

The location was not the very best, but it was not the worse. It was located in a modest strip mall in a community. There was a Jewish local community center a lot less than fifty percent a mile down the road. I understood and so did the homeowners that that had to carry in extra income. The most important promotion would be a bagel, product cheese and a coffee for one particular greenback. That could possibly have been a dropping product for the establishment, but I under no circumstances did ask. I am absolutely sure if there was a earnings involved, it was quite considerably.

One extra promoting strategy they experienced was a indicator saying a no cost bagel and cream cheese if it was your birthday. But that was insignificant in comparison to them not possessing a billboard in entrance of their making. I consider they just failed to have the money for that.


The male owner who did most of the baking suffered a mind aneurism. He was unable to function and the spot experienced to shut down for about a calendar year and a half. They by no means did re-open up at that area. As a substitute they re-opened out in Hillsboro, and they are now concealed in a organization complicated. Their primary source of income is having stands out in Portland promoting their merchandise. They just use the enterprise advanced to bake their products and transportation them to the stands.

When I a short while ago frequented the homeowners at he new area, I seen a hand created notice on the doorway stating “We are open up all over again and the tradition carries on” I imagined that was good. Truthfully, I you should not see them growing a great deal much more than that. They are acquiring outdated.

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