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Ned Ludd

#141 of 3,437 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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3925 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212-1117 (Failing)
+1 503-288-6900
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Santa Fe
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice warm inviting place with chopped wood all over and under. Small parking lot on side otherwise street parking. Service was good and 18% is automatically added to bill. The hits... Drink the Vintage. I couldn't pass up a cocktail with aquavit and I was correct. It was fabulous and strong. My friend enjoyed the smoke break. The flatbread is... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First dinner at this much talked about NE Portland restaurant and we walked away being mostly disappointed. The individual entrees looked great but decided to try the special Valentines Day tasting menu and it was not a good choice for us. The pacing was erratic throughout, the ingredients while high in quality never quite worked for either of us in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard rave reviews of Ned Ludd- a must check-out sort of place! Maybe it was the couple shoving their tongues down each others' throats at the table across from us that killed some of the vibe. Or the cocktail that was weak and not as flavorful as I had hoped. The food was decent- we got a little... More 

Thank Celia M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Kind of limited menu. A little boring but well done. Good people. Solid carriage. Some things shone.

Thank Alzor S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Delightful find! Recommend highly. Earthy food, all cooked in a wood fired brick oven paired with creative craft cocktails that were simply fabulous. From the appetizers to dessert, our party of 6 sampled a wide variety of menu options and enjoyed every bite. The eclectic ambiance was cozy with a cool vibe, background music was upbeat yet allowed for nice... More 

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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Read rave reviews and decided to visit this restaurant. The spiced flatbread was fantastic with the beetroots dip. Very fluffy, soft and well-seasoned. The pork crackling was a huge disappointment, chewy and not crispy. Although I gave my feedback I was told that chef said its supposed to be this way. Puzzling, cos I have eaten sufficient pork cracklings to... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner Sunday night. We had a cheese board and some vegetarian "warm plates". All were fresh and well done. They even happily accommodated my request for a ginger mule which wasn't on the menu. The only "off" note was when we asked what cheeses were on the cheese plate, nobody seemed to know and insisted we'd... More 

Thank Yvette H
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

What a great experience. We took our chances and walked in shortly after 5pm. Warmly greeted and sat at the bar. We were on vacation from Canada although partially researching their wood burning oven for a restaurant we are opening back home. An eclectic, yet strangely familiar and comforting interior instantly put us at ease, along with an excellent playlist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is not the dinner to go to if you are in hurry. The food is prepared slowly and you can taste the effort and thought that went into it. We loved everything we ordered.

Thank Kristin G
Portland, Oregon
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Finally made it here. Small place, as many here in Portland are. Food was very good, service was meh. Perhaps I am spoiled, but when I get a meal delivered, I expect the server to re-cap what I am eating. They did not do this, and when I asked, I was told the wrong thing. I believe that the 'front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $25
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3925 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212-1117
  • Public Transportation: Trimet stops #5907 & #5906
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-288-6900
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?