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Ned Ludd

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3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 (Failing)
Trimet stops #5907 & #5906
503 288 6900
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Ned Ludd is an American Craft Kitchen located in the Historic NE King...
Ned Ludd is an American Craft Kitchen located in the Historic NE King Neighborhood. Chef/Owner Jason French offers foods cooked exclusively in a wood fired oven. We are committed to products sourced from local and regional purveyors. Our food is simple, rustic and meant to satisfy those who seek an authentic Northwest meal. The food, service and ambiance work together in an effort to offer a unique and casual Portland culinary experience. We are fortunate to live within an amazing network of passionate and committed farmers, foragers and craft producers. We hope you will join us to celebrate the bounty of the Greater Portland food community!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enchanting, enchantment, the spell was cast.

I have resisted going to this restaurant for some time now even though I live very close by. In my mind I had set it aside as just another Portland restaurant that gets a lot of attention without really delivering. Well, I finally gave in. I went on a Monday night and was a bit thrown off by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
vyakal
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have resisted going to this restaurant for some time now even though I live very close by. In my mind I had set it aside as just another Portland restaurant that gets a lot of attention without really delivering. Well, I finally gave in. I went on a Monday night and was a bit thrown off by the fact... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went to Ned Ludd ' s the other night & was pleasantly surprised by the space - very unlike most Portland restaurants. It's fairly small & cozy. You can watch the chef cook everything in the brick "oven"-it's like watching someone grill outside. The bartender was really nice & helpful. Menu is small but very well thought out. Prices are... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I had dinner there Saturday January 31. My meal was excellent while her's was not so good. I had pork belly which was of course incredibly tender and tasty buy my wife had the trout. The actual fish itself was fine but the salad that was basically dumped over the top of it was a odd combination... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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502 restaurant reviews
425 helpful votes 425 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On our annual trip to Portland to visit our daughter this past June, my wife and I took her to Ned Ludd for dinner one evening. It is a funky looking place, very Portlandia. We were seated in a corner of the restaurant the farthest away from the kitchen area. We started off with the chef's charcuterie and cheese plate... More 

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I met up with four other women from my book group. We started with a lovely bottle of French cider; complex fruit and very refreshing. The charcuterie plate and the cheese plates were delightful. The greens gratin was very rich. One plate that was less interesting was a cauliflower and potato presentation. The desserts were varied and all tasty, but... More 

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Isle of Palms, SC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very intriguing dining room, with an amazingly simple kitchen that is visible from your table. Great service, and a very nice, reasonably priced wine selection. If it is available, a must-have is the whole roasted trout. I think anything you try will be delightful. Give it a try-you'll love it.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a very enjoyable dinner here. I found yummy vegetarian options (kale gratin, beet salad, brassic plate) and my companions enjoyed the seafood stew and roasted whole trout. The puffy flatbread was a good warm starter. Desserts of a cookie baked in a small cast iron pan, apple cake, and panna cotta with ground cherry sauce were all good.... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ned Ludd is an interesting setting with very tasty food. The roasted trout was very good, as well as the bratwurst special. Our party of 5 enjoyed each offering including the bruschetta with goat cheese. But, we were somewhat disappointed that a vegetarian offering was not available among the entrees. Perhaps the Monday night only wood fired pizza should be... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Everything is cooked using a fire instead of a traditional stove or oven. The menu is limited but the food is great. The seafood stew, trout, and delicata squash were some of our favorites. The apple cake and blackberry panna cotta were nice to finish the meal with. This restaurant is fun experience with delicious food.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

If you LOVE fresh food prepared in unusual ways get yourself here! This chef has it figured out! All staff were great. Wine choices excellent. We tried the trout and pork entrees and a couple of starters - all superb. The table next to us had six small plates and couldn't stop talking about how good they were. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
    (Failing)
  • Public Transportation: Trimet stops #5907 & #5906
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503 288 6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Ned Ludd is an American Craft Kitchen located in the Historic NE King Neighborhood. Chef/Owner Jason French offers foods cooked exclusively in a wood fired oven. We are committed to products sourced from local and regional purveyors. Our food is simple, rustic and meant to satisfy those who seek an authentic Northwest meal. The food, service and ambiance work together in an effort to offer a unique and casual Portland culinary experience. We are fortunate to live within an amazing network of passionate and committed farmers, foragers and craft producers. We hope you will join us to celebrate the bounty of the Greater Portland food community!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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