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Podnah's Pit BBQ

1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
503-281-3700
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Ranked #179 of 3,560 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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English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I know that this is supposed to be AMAZING bbq and all, but I wasn't overly impressed with it. I had salad with bbq stuff on it....but it was just ok. I wouldn't rush back and wouldn't recommend it to anyone, really.

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Merrick
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Food poor.meat a lot of fat. Service is rude,from the hostess. Loud inside also not a friendly atmosphere .

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I Portland on a business trip and looked up BBQ restaurants to try. I found Podnah's and was very glad I did. I little hard to find as I'm not used to Portland but once I got there everything about my visit was amazing. Came on a week day night and the place was busy but not jam packed. Service... More

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Tualatin, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My son treated me to dinner on my birthday at this popular pit BBQ restaurant in N. Portland. I was a bit overdressed (forgetting for a moment how low key Portland is, I naturally wore a party dress for my birthday!). On a rare warm evening in Portland it was a pleasure to sit outside on picnic benches surrounded by... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Been here many times for lunch but have had two bad dining experiences and one carry out order of ribs that were so dry we simply threw them out. Lunch seems to be safe bet because that is when all the meat is fresh from the pit. Sadly, they reheat the meats for dinner and they can be VERY dry.... More

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Yakima, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I first heard of the restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives a couple of years ago. At that time, we had an upcoming trip we were planning to the Oregon Coast and Portland is on our way so we thought we would stop by and try out their BBQ. It was hard for us to get there,... More

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Sherwood, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently tried Podnah's Pit for the first time, though we've been hearing about it for awhile. We decided to go during lunch when we'd heard it was not super busy. The reviews are right, this is good barbecue! We ordered: -The Texas Cobb salad - comes with both brisket and bacon, and a delicious housemade blue cheese dressing. Loved... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a family meal at Podnah's for a birthday celebration and all of our meals were fantastic! The ribs were perfect, absolutely perfectly done and need no sauce (in my opinion). They werer tender, and had a very nice rub on them. There was also trout that was super delicious with crisp skin and wonderful meat. The sides of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I am a PNWBA certified judge. I found the ribs here to be perfect! They are among the best I've ever had. The brisket was a solid 9 out of 10. It was just incredible. My piece was a little fatty, but so am I! The chicken was also a solid 9 out of 10. So many restaurants struggle to... More

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Meridian ID, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you want the real thing, this is it. Love this place. Brisket just melt in your mouth. The sausage is hot, but not killer hot. Good service and pricing is fair.

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