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Podnah's Pit BBQ

#142 of 3,658 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious food with great atmosphere

Ate here on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant does have brunch that lasts until 1, but we got there shortly after 1, so opted for lunch. Members of our party ordered: 1/2 chicken, pulled pork sandwich, pulled pork platter, brisket platter, and the Pit Boss (some of everything). Everyone agreed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Parcel_Family
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Kelso, Washington
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Kelso, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant does have brunch that lasts until 1, but we got there shortly after 1, so opted for lunch. Members of our party ordered: 1/2 chicken, pulled pork sandwich, pulled pork platter, brisket platter, and the Pit Boss (some of everything). Everyone agreed that the food was spectacular. They make every item in... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to taste the many different ways can you cook pork order the Pit Boss. It was enough for my husband and I to share and we both left completely stuffed after joining the clean plate club. The pulled pork was moist and smoky and the sausage was my favorite with an almost tangy taste and sweet juiciness... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Saturday night Prime Rib Special was killer! Mac n' cheese is great, greens done very well. Smoke taste was a bit heavy for me, but all and all a fine meal.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Best BBQ in Portland. Hands down. I eat quite a bit of BBQ, and the smokey flavor and succulence of their meat can't be beat! I crave Podnah's right now as a matter of fact!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The restaurant was a little outside of dowtown Portland so bring your GPS but it was so worth it! I had the fried chicken which was the special for the night and my husband had the "Pit Boss" which was a little bit of everything! The service was great and we will definitely go back!

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Gold Hill, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I've heard about Podnah's for a while now (yes, word reached me all the way down in Gold Hill), and finally made the trip to try it and everything I've heard is true: best bbq thus far in Oregon. Place was packed on a Thursday at 5:30 so I opted for take out. Despite the long drive back and the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was my 3rd time here. The food is excellent and the waiter we had was outstanding each time. I go for the BBQ. My wife loves the Collard Greens. If you go make sure you save room for the Banana pudding!!!

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Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Awesome food, awesome service, awesome atmosphere. Very good quality food prepared to delight the taste buds. The wedge salad with bleu cheese and high quality nitrate-free bacon is to die for. Simple menu that allows a person to decide how much they want to eat. The smoked meat is moist without being overly greasy and they don't kill it with... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Welcoming service, open and conversational atmosphere. There was no rush, extremely friendly and helpful service. The drink menu is tops, quirky fun but tops and delicious. 4 of us guys went out and all ordered a different meat entree. The brisket, ribs, chicken, and lamb was on special. The lamb I had a crisp sweet char on it with the... More 

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Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Shocked there's bad reviews!!! This is THE best bbq place! And great beer and ambiance! Go here!!! Just do it. Also the wait isn't very long either.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?