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Podnah's Pit BBQ

#106 of 3,322 Restaurants in Portland
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1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
503-281-3700
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Podnah's for very good BBQ

It's not fancy, and there's not a lot of diversity on the menu, but it's very tasty. I had let my expectations get a little *too* high, perhaps, based on various reviews. It's really, really good food...but not the best BBQ in the entire world by any stretch. The sauces were excellent, really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
JMueller_11
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Portland, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had a horrible experience recently for a family birthday. We chose Podnah's because we all love the food and have always enjoyed eating here. However the service was the worst we have ever experienced. Our waitress was extremely rude. She treated us like we were wasting her time. Our drinks took over 15 minutes to get. Two of our... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved this place, good honest Texas BBQ. Great salads, great meat and great cocktails. We were greeted warmly and served really well. Would recommend to anyone wanting a real taste of BBQ.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's not fancy, and there's not a lot of diversity on the menu, but it's very tasty. I had let my expectations get a little *too* high, perhaps, based on various reviews. It's really, really good food...but not the best BBQ in the entire world by any stretch. The sauces were excellent, really strong compliment to the meat. Brisket was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is one of those places that "everyone" raves about. We had gotten food to go from here a while back and I did not honestly remember if I liked it or not. We ate in last night and I was underwhelmed. The Good -- service was good and we were seated with a short wait. Bartender was friendly and... More 

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Seville, Spain
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great food even at 11 am which is when they open. We were a bit skeptical as to whether the food was going to be good as the servers seems to have not been ready for the customers that started to show up at opening time so only suggestion would be to make sure staff perhaps starts a bit earlier... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just 15 minutes from the Portland airport, this is a great place to make your first stop for lunch or dinner after you get off the plane. I had the Brisket plate, with BBQ beans and collard greens, and banana pudding for dessert. A touch of Texas in Portland. Podnah's is a big hit with the locals. I went for... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The brisket was great too, the sides are lacking is the only reason it's not 5 star. But the meats are so good it doesn't matter. Needs better beers. Prices great. Bbq not for me but probably a good mainstream sauce

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Salem, Oregon
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When you get out of your car you know it's going to be good. The food is really good. First time I was here was Father's Day. I came back when my cousin from Alaksa was in town. Both time the food was really good. The combo platers fill you up, so you have to take some home for a... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a gem a little bit outside of downtown Portland, but definitely worth the visit. Inside its picnic tables and rustic. The smokey smell permeates the place and tweaks the taste buds. I had the sampler platter with healthy portions of ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and a spicy sausage. The order was accompanied by cornbread and two sides.... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was amazed by the platter of pork ribs! Generous portions, amazing flavor, but the aroma will get ya!

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Additional Information about Podnah's Pit BBQ

Address: 1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
Phone Number: 503-281-3700
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-281-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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