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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 #177 of 3,558 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
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Montclair, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

All hot food is cooked in a wood fired oven. It's amazing. The drinks are hand crafted and very refreshing. We went there for dinner at 5:00 pm and it wasn't crowded at all. But I understand it gets very busy later.

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
60 helpful votes 60 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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438 reviews 438 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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