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Ned Ludd

3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503 288 6900
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Ranked #176 of 3,555 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $25
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Cross street: Failing
Transit: Trimet stops #5907 & #5906
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!
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

After hoping to visit a Mexican restaurant next door which was closed, we noticed this place nearby. I thought it was a furniture store at first, because of the name.lol. When I looked it up, hoping to GOD it was, I found it was a Wood Oven locally grown food. The ambiance is amazing! I just want my home to... More

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anywhere warm!
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Really cool place--this is exactly what I think of when I hear "Portland". The food was simple, but interesting and tasty. Our server was great--no complaints!

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Arlington VA - USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You'll be drawn in by the simplicity of the concept - meat and fish go into the wood-fired brick oven. They get creative treatments without being weird. I ordered trout, de-boned but with head on (not easy to do!) with summer salad. It was the lightest expression of this fish I'd ever had, having subtle herbs tucked inside the flesh... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We almost canceled our reservations for Ned Ludd. It was a taxi ride from the hotel and we were ambivalent about putting in the effort to get there. I am so glad we pushed. This is the best dinner that we had in Portland. We are foodies. We have eaten in Michelin one,two, three star restaurants. We travel to eat.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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233 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Five of us tried six different items from the dinner menu. Everyone was happy with their food and service. Each dish was very tasty, and portions were reasonably sized (we could actually finish our plates but didn't want desserts). Entrees used fresh, local ingredients and were creative without being fussy or weird. Inside space is small without much room for... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This little tiny restaurant is an instant favorite. Everything that came to the table was run through the wood -fired oven and delicious. The wait staff is probably some of the best we have encountered!

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ned Ludd is an example of what makes dining in Portland so much fun - a small neighborhood place with creative use of local ingredients and knowledgeable, interesting staff.

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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Alas, all good things must come to an end. And so it is with this restaurant, which I've been to at least 10 times. It is always been a favorite. But the last two times, the food was less inspired and the servers were much less attentive. We're no longer going to make this our "go to" restaurant. It's too... More

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309 reviews 309 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is so freakin cute inside I cant even take it! We had an amazing litle brunch sitting at the small high bar table. This helped us to avoid the 45 min wait that there was. It was worth sitting on a stool! The choc chip cookie came in a littel dutch pancake style pan and the baked eggs... More

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Portland, Oregon
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94 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Ned Ludd's showcases ingredients from local farms on its menu and in its decor. A small restaurant located in NE Portland. They are expanding soon and will have a venue for larger parties. Menu is ala carte so the bill can add up easily. I had the fire roasted trout which was wonderful and so was the salad it sat... More

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