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Ned Ludd

#168 of 3,350 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 (Failing)
503 288 6900
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chapel Hill
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a weekday dinner. While we had reservations, the restaurant was half empty. However, we were seated - without any other option being given - at a table in the middle of the restaurant near the door with a view into the dishwashing stand, even though several more intimate and better tables were available. And it wasn't because... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Lovely place with fine food, drinks and surroundings. We sat outside in the tent and that was warm and cozy and were never ignored by the staff as it is outside the main dining rooms. We mostly went with the fixed price family style dinner (we had 1 vegan who they accommodated very nicely with a couple other dishes whilst... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We had to eat "in the tent' which was comfortably heated and fine...so I can review the food and service but can't add much about the restaurant ambience. That said: WHAT A DINING EXPERIENCE! Servers were knowledgable, prompt, helpfujl and cheerful. The menu had many tempting dishes that you won't fine anywhere else. Unusual and HEALTHFUL combinations using what is... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Had a nice date night dinner here while visiting Portland (staying downtown, took a cab to and from). Loved the tongue-in-cheek rustic ethos of the venue (we were inside at a window seat, not out in the groups tent). Great cocktails (I had a local gin martini, with a house-pickled onion that was so good, I asked for a second.... More 

Thank postcardwallah
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice, rustic establishment with excellent food. Wife's salad was very fresh---my trout was charred, nice crunchy skin with tender meat. Menu is limited but everything was great!

Thank Richard H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

this was my first time to Portland, and my co-workers who live here took me to Ned Ludd for dinner on my first night. It was incredible and a true Portland experience.

Thank Amanda S
Los Altos, Ca
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Great food selected and assembled based on flavor rather than plate composition. Everything comes out of the wood fired brick oven. Staff knowledgeable and passionate about the food.

Thank notfromanotherplanet
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We have been in Portland for 3 months and have been sampling the local restaurants - I can't believe we waited so long to dine here. It was the best entire meal we have eaten whilst in America and closely resembles are favourite restaurants back home. Produce was fresh and flavours well refined throughout the dishes. We even had to... More 

Thank Gail E
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

An $85 steak and bottle for two? Necessary? Glasses of wine around $15? You can eat in a lot of places in Portland, and this one is very popular. Two of our group had the steak, and three of us had the whole trout - nicely done, but all is pricey. A flatbread appetizer was $6 for a few pieces... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We have been to Ned Lud several times, and I am sitting down to write this review as a little heads up. It is NOT a bad review, we love Ned Lud, just a heads up. Ned Lud serves a local fresh menu with seasonal items that change frequently. All items are cooked in their brick oven...pretty cool. My wife... More 

Thank Blane H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $25
American, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3925 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
  • Public Transportation: Trimet stops #5907 & #5906
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 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?