Evaluation of the Restaurant Goldbergs Kosher Bakery and Deli

The name of the firm I went to and employed to work at is named Goldberg’s Kosher Bakery and Deli. The individual I interviewed is named Dan Knudsen and his spouse. Dan largely did all the speaking. I felt fortuitous to in fact get a keep of them since I have not witnessed them in about two decades.

Their new bakery nevertheless has the identical identify, but it is positioned out in Hillsboro in a business complex. The unique Goldberg’s was a good eating restaurant positioned at him Lloyd Center Mall in Northeast Portland. The owner’s father died and passed the enterprise down to her daughter and her new spouse who worked for her father back in the 60’s. The new entrepreneurs opened up in Hillsdale and only baked and ran a deli. They ended up no for a longer time a high-quality dining restaurant. Men and women would normally inquire “Is this the very same Goldberg’s from Lloyd Centre?” The reaction would be “Exact relatives just distinct operation.”

Just after getting a bakery out of Hillsdale in the late 70’s they moved about a mile away to a area in Southwest Portland. Their internet marketing principle was uncomplicated they required to have an outdated fashioned Jewish bakery mainly because the spouse and children was Jewish. The d├ęcor was pictures of the authentic family like the father (proprietor) hanging in the bakery. The bagels served were all hand rolled and actually boiled prior to getting baked. That is obviously the aged fashioned way. The sandwiches were all built from the bread baked in the bakery aspect of the institution.

On Fridays, specific braided bread named “challa” was baked. I guess it is Jewish tradition to take in this every single Friday. That would be the busiest day. It was 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 had been extremely preferred. It was just like baking a Thanksgiving turkey and putting the meat specifically onto a sandwich. Persons would come from miles around. They have been frequent clients and as soon as once again it was very clear who the clientele was. The foodstuff was Kosher and Jewish clients are unable to try to eat any other type of bread and bagels unless of course it was qualified.
There was a good deal of competitiveness specially all around the holidays. Clients would hunt all all around town for the fantastic evening meal roll. There were quite a few other bakeries about city. These integrated Elephant’s, Grand Central, Noah’s and Albertson’s bakery division. I feel the shoppers selected Goldberg’s since they have presently been going there for several several years.

The items had been mainly loafs of breads, bagels, sandwiches, and merchandise this sort of as ficcocia bread. There would be an option of acquiring the bread sliced or unsliced. The price tag was affordable. It was $2.50 for a loaf of weighty bread. There ended up generally four forms to selected from wheat, white, light-weight rye, and dim rye. I under no circumstances did discover out how considerably the other community bakeries charged for their loaves.

The location wasn’t the greatest, but it was not the worse. It was situated in a tiny strip mall in a community. There was a Jewish neighborhood heart fewer than fifty percent a mile down the road. I realized and so did the proprietors that that experienced to convey in added profits. The major promotion would be a bagel, cream cheese and a coffee for one particular greenback. That might have been a getting rid of merchandise for the institution, but I never did check with. I am absolutely sure if there was a financial gain included, it was quite considerably.

A person much more internet marketing method they experienced was a indication expressing a absolutely free bagel and cream cheese if it was your birthday. But that was insignificant in comparison to them not owning a billboard in front of their setting up. I believe they just didn’t have the dollars for that.


The male operator who did most of the baking endured a mind aneurism. He was unable to operate and the put experienced to shut down for about a year and a half. They never ever did re-open at that spot. Rather they re-opened out in Hillsboro, and they are now concealed in a business enterprise complicated. Their major resource of earnings is getting stands out in Portland providing their items. They just use the enterprise complicated to bake their items and transportation them to the stands.

When I lately visited the entrepreneurs at he new location, I found a hand published notice on the door indicating “We are open yet again and the tradition continues” I imagined that was great. Truthfully, I don’t see them growing considerably more than that. They are acquiring previous.

Alicia D. Walker

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