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“After 4 years, Jason French is at the top of his game!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ned Ludd

Ned Ludd
3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503 288 6900
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Ranked #259 of 3,539 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Cross street: Failing
Transit: Trimet stops #5907 & #5906
Description: Ned Ludd is an American Craft Kitchen located in the Historic NE King Neighborhood. Chef/Owner Jason French offers foods cooked exclusively in a wood fired oven. We are committed to products sourced from local and regional purveyors. Our food is simple, rustic and meant to satisfy those who seek an authentic Northwest meal. The food, service and ambiance work together in an effort to offer a unique and casual Portland culinary experience. We are fortunate to live within an amazing network of passionate and committed farmers, foragers and craft producers. We hope you will join us to celebrate the bounty of the Greater Portland food community!
Portland, OR
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“After 4 years, Jason French is at the top of his game!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I've eaten at Ned Ludd since shortly after it opened four years ago. My recent dinner was fresh, extremely well-prepared, very tasty and original. The trout was fabulous; the salads bright and full of flavors that matched well, and the dessert was a perfect end to a great meal. One of the best restaurants in Portland, this small, almost out-of-the way place continues to be one of my favorites.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Laid back style belies thought through menu.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

The enchanting Portland folk with their laid back manner seem to still know how to deliver top notch experiences.
I loved the warmth and easygoing nature of this restaurant's service and decor. When the food was presented I was a little taken back by the quality of the good and the thought that had gone into it.
This is a place where the owners and staff know what they are doing is good and so don't have to back it up with some 'aren't I wonderful - the customer is so lucky to be here'' attitude.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An exquisite experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This was quite simply some of the best food I've ever tasted. So fresh it was still quivering, the vegetables were in season, local and tasted like no vegetables I've ever tasted before. The flavour combinations were genius, everything complimented each other and were beautifully presented. The cocktail I had was totally unique and scrumptious. Really reasonable prices make up for the slightly odd location. Pretty amazing interiors and super friendly staff.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the best eats in the Pacific Northwest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The meal was spectacular. As a defined meat eater I could not get enough of how well seasoned and prepared all their vegetables were. The food looked simple but the tastes where absoluteness fantastic. I consider myself a foodie and this restaurant gave me the same pleasure as some michelin star eateries. If you are in PDX do not miss a meal here, you will not regret it. Simply fantastic!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, NM
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Quirky and quintessential PDX”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Very creative and interesting tapas using local products. Nice servers. Loved the courtyard. It is off the beaten path for trendy restaurants but worth the effort.

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