June 2, 2006

Otto's Sausage Kitchen & Meat Market

4138 SE Woodstock Blvd
(503) 771-6714
get there via trimet
find a bike route
Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm

If you happen by Otto's, and you get a whiff of the smell of the sausages on the outdoor grill, it's hard to continue on by. The smell is sooo good.

Reedies and other Woodstock denizens can happen by during the week, but for the rest of us, an Otto's visit means Saturday. And if nothing else, you can identify Otto's by the crowd of people in front.

You can just stay outside, grab a soda from the tub and buy a sausage, but it's worth it to go in. First of all, they have beer on tap:

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Otto's IPA (made by Raccoon Lodge)
  • Deschutes Buzzsaw Brown (a seasonal)
  • Pilsner Urquel
  • New Belgium Skinny Dip (a seasonal)
  • Deschutes Obsidian Stout
  • Thomas Kemper Root Beer
They also have a cooler of specialty sodas like
  • Vernors (in glass bottles!)
  • Thomas Kemper sodas
  • Stewart's
  • Red Rock
  • Cricket
  • Henry Weinhard's
  • Green River
  • Boylan's
  • Crush
  • Big Red
They also have a selection of bottled beer and wine. Purchase that, and then head outside.

The menu will list the sausages on the grill. There's usually wieners, smoked pork sausages, and chicken sausages, with regular, potato or whole wheat buns. For $1.50-$3, you have lunch. Or half a lunch. Whatever. Load up on the limited condiments and take a seat outside if there is one. Cuz there aren't any tables indoors.

I know far more esteemed critics have called Otto's one of the best 10 hot dogs in the U.S., but I don't think it's quite that good. They're tasty dogs but they pale compared to others in SE.


S said:

There is seating inside of Otto's. You must have missed the tables on the way to the beer cooler.
; ) : )

vj said:

Oops! Or maybe it was the sun :)

Chris said:

Did you try the Otto's IPA? I haven't had anything from the 'Coon lately and I've been curious as to whether the beer has gotten any better lately. I've sampled it several times and it's not bad, but it never seemed good enough to justify travelling way the hell out to Beavertron...

vj said:

I have no idea about the IPA. I actually, if you can believe it, drank *no* beer there.

Rachel said:

Looks like Otto's is open on Sundays now! I stopped by last Sunday and had an Orchard sandwich from the deli.

Patti said:

If you hate the chicken weiners at Fred Meyers, Safeway etc... you should try them at Otto's. They are amazing tasty tubes of goodness.

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