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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 #255 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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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88% Recommend
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English first
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195 reviews 195 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Every Monday, Ned Ludd changes to a wood-fired brick oven pizza place playing old school hip hop music. So good - love it!

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Front Royal, Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a small and quaint restaurant with very attentive service. The menu is concise so don't go in expecting pages of offerings but what's on it is most certainly made with love. The whole roasted trout (I didn't want the head with eye looking at me so told them to chop it off), charred leeks, season's cusp salad was... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

NEVER GOING THERE AGAIN. Made a reservation, bf's birthday, felt rushed the entire time we were there, which was 45 min's, so it's not like we lingered. Also, and most importantly, the Cod dish i got looked like something that was scraped off the griddle. My portion was TINY! No exaggeration, the piece of Cod was about the size of... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A friend invited me to dinner last week here, They were offering a $29 3-course special - kale- stuffed quail, on bed of root veggies, crisp green salad with shavings of cheese and radish, and a tasty fruit-filled dough-thing (cannot recall the more attractive menu name) served in a hot iron skillet for dessert. Two bottles of a quite nice... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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257 reviews 257 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Rustic chic inside, you could almost miss it from the outside. The food is excellent - they don't fool around! Showcase the main flavors, tender meat, fragrant, warm atmosphere, good service. Our only disappointment - a weak dessert list (3 items). Would go again in a heartbeat.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visit Portland twice a year and our daughter takes us to high quality restaurants; many in the SE (Hawthorne) area. We have never been disappointed, but some are better than others. This time, the best was this one. I got the pork roast (do not remember what they named it) and it was so tender, I could cut it... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Don't let the appearance of this restaurant fool you. We took a cab from the posh Nines Hotel where they had never heard of Ned Ludd and were a little worried when we were dropped at what looked like could've been a gas station! Not being ones to shy away from an experience, we ventured in and had one of... More

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Ashland, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Friendly & professional yet not intrusive service. Yard sale tableware and decor. Limited yet surprisingly diverse menu and beverage list, and fabulous combinations of flavors. Go there unless you insist on someplace stuffy, fancy and formal.

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