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Podnah's Pit BBQ

1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
503-281-3700
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Ranked #144 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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The Dalles, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The minute you step through the door, the fabulous smell of BBQ wakes up your senses. It was a packed house on a Saturday evening, so we went to the bar and received fast friendly drink service. We initially thought the wait would be quite long, but we waited less than 10 minutes for a table. The wait staff was... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Best BBQ yet. I don't mean to compare styles of BBQ but if I was forced to I'd go Podnahs. The brisket, the pork ribs, the beef ribs the corn bead, the drinks, the beer, the dirty rice with lamb heart, oh yea it's all good. I'm not kidding neither. Good for families, friend, business or yourself just go here... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Delicious. First visit in and I ordered "The Pitboss." Four types of meat served with corn bread and two sides. Enough for one person with left overs to take home. This just may have been the best tasting of BBQ I've ever had. Also, they have a great selection of beer.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had the mixed platter. Ribs were my favourite, the meat fell of the bone and there was not an over use of bbq sauce on them. Napkins are still a must. The bbq beans are some of the best I've had. The collard greens had just the right amount of onions and meat mixed through them. And most definitely do... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We decided to try the pit boss because of the wide variety for our first visit. Everything was excellent! The Cole slaw is a little different than we are used to, but some of the best we've ever had. Will keep going back. Saturday 2-4, music was great. You won't be disappointed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family arrived at 5:20pm on a Saturday evening for an early dinner. By 5:45pm, there were probably 30 people waiting for tables. The food and experience warrants the wait. We tried a variety of meat via the Pitboss, which lets you sample the ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausage and sides. The smoked ruby trout was excellent, especially if you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went and had the pork ribs and brisket. They have the sauce on the table for you to put on what you liked. I thought thier ribs was really really good with the smoked ring. They where on Guys dive n dine. Guy made the food look so amazing that I had to try it out. I really enjoyed... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Amazing dinner! Spicy chicken wings were truly spicy and easily the best I have ever had. We sampled all of the meats and they were delicious even without sauce (although the sauces were great too!) Prices exceptionally reasonable - if you want delicious, eat here!

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Clackamas, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The ribs were cooked to perfection. They had a good smoke ring and a bit of heat to them but not to hot. The brisket was pretty darn good, maybe a little fatty if I were to be picky. We loved the BBQ beans and the potatoe salad was really well put together with great flavor and freshness. The portions... More 

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NYC
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394 reviews 394 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love how you can chose solo ribs and build a plate yourself with whatever kind of meat you want. They also have platters of pre-built meals but I like having a little taste of everything. Their homemade sauces are spectacular as well and are even sold in a few local stores like Seasons. I enjoyed my solo lunch that... More 

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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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