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Podnah's Pit BBQ

1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
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Ranked #130 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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78% Recommend
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English first
South elgin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brisket melts in your mouth. Ribs are a little sweet with a dry rub and doesn't even need sauce. The chicken and pork were good, but not the best I've had. The sausage is very spicy so not for wimps or wimpettes. I wish I had room for the banana pudding dessert! They have great drinks and tap beer. Staff... More

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Avondale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to Portland, and we polled many locals to find the best eats. Several folks pointed us to Podnah's, and it did not disappoint. The BBQ was excellent. The pulled pork was my favorite. The coleslaw and cornbread sides were excellent too. Go early because they fill up quickly!

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Portland, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a taste of good ole, southern comfort AKA brisket, sausage, collard greens, pulled pork, margaritas and Shiner Bock..then look no further...as you've found it in Podnah's Pit BBQ. We enjoyed lunch at Podnah's on the 4th of July and couldn't have been happier. The meat is tender, smoky goodness on a plate. The sides are a... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I took my daughter here for lunch after we'd spent almost two hours kayaking Portland's rivers. The service was fast, and the bartender was friendly and knew his stuff. The coleslaw with a jalapenos was our favorite. Nice twist, and the heat was not overpowering. The bbq was excellent, with the chicken perfectly cooked; the cornbread was warm, fresh. There... More

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Richland, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Reservations are essential and they easily accommodated our extended 13 family gathering with all saying it was worth the effort to find. Parking is a challenge as spot is located in an older neighborhood of NE Portland. Check out website for the menu and choice of great slow cooked meats. Definitely will return the next time my wife and I... More

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have been meaning to try Podnah's for a long time and finally made it in there. We had no idea it would be SO busy on a late Sunday evening. We had about half an hour wait to be seated. It was worth the wait. The food was very good. One of us ordered the Pit Boss platter, one... More

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La Center, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Podnah's does not take reservations, and they do not seat your party until everyone is there. So have a cold German beer at the counter like we did. On a Sunday night we got there at 5pm for my dad's birthday dinner. I'm glad we did because the restaurant filled up fast. They have seating outside, but we chose to... More

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Benicia, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We made the mistake of deciding to eat here on Father's Day. Fortunately, because it was just my husband and me, we were seated right away, since most of the parties were families waiting for the larger tables. Lucky us! I had the three way plate: brisket, ribs and pulled pork. Ahhh, so very delicious. Paired it with the collard... More

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Portland, Oregon
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171 reviews 171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just got home after a dinner with friends at Podnah's Pit BBQ. If you like bbq and I mean bbq done right, this is the place you need to check out. My wife ordered a pulled pork sandwich, while I went for it and ordered The Pitboss which is basically a combo plate with pulled pork, a sausage, brisket, pork... More

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Deer Island, Oregon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A twenty minute wait wasn't bad (Podnah's takes no reservations.) Nice neighborhood for walking around beforehand. Our first time here in their new, expanded location. Good atmosphere, lots of huge raw wood beams and top rate service. And the BBQ ... the best! Smoked prime rib ($19) with eggs, chunky potatoes and tasty light biscuits for me; two eggs, potatoes,... More

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