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The People's Pig

#346 of 3,359 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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SW 9th and Alder, Portland, OR
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average served promptly in a space that I would envision as an an old school barbecue shack. Booth seating was very uncomfortable with what appeared to be metal back supports spaced approximately 2' apart leading to a decision not to linger too long. Portions were adequate and fairly priced. We tried a barbecue pork sandwich and a... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pork shoulder, fried smoked chicken, pulled pork and Cuban. All were great....what you would expect from a BBQ place.

Thank MNPack12
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I have eaten regularly at Peoples Pig for at least the past 6 months. It started with fall-off-the-bone tender ribs. Good side dishes. I have attributed the less frequent tenderness to growing pains, but have stayed with PP, until recently. I invited several people over for dinner, ordered several orders of ribs, picked them up, took them home (half hour).... More 

Thank Doug H
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I've eaten my share of smoked meat. But The People's Pig impressed even this jaded New Yorker. Tried the pork, lamb, and chicken, and all three were wonderful. The beautiful thick slices of smoked pork (loin?) on my first outing were among the best I've ever eaten anywhere, and the smoked fried chicken was like nothing I've ever tasted. Plus... More 

Thank gbakernyc
Benton City, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

In Portland for a quick business transaction, Cousin takes us to The People's Pig and felt like we were cooking in our own backyard! Was fresh, mouth watering delicious, and very personable. We definitely will dine there again.

Thank gloee65
Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I had seen the TV show raving about the smoked fried chicken sandwich and wanted to judge for ourselves. It was really good, for sure, but I actually liked the smoked pork sandwich better. The sauce on the fried chicken sandwich had a little bit too much heat for the flavors of the chicken. I would get... More 

Thank glen k
Redmond, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I'm sorry, but when you choose to eat at a barbeque place that offers such great reviews as this one does you kind of expect to be Blown Away by their food. At least I do. I had read many, many reviews on this restaurant previous to our visit, and all were glowing. On a recent trip to Portland we... More 

Thank Karen P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was great. We ordered the special, cubanos. Cant complain about those or the drinks. However, the service was slow. We waited over an hour for our food, standing outside since there was no seating. Maybe that was our fault?

Thank Bryce G
Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Probably the best fried chicken I've had in my life. Smoked first and then flash fried to crispy perfection. My cousin lives nearby and has been going to them since they had their food truck so we let her do the ordering. She ordered the mixed platter ($40 for 4 types of meat and 5 sides) so we could sample... More 

Thank Didojen
Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I read the review of another reviewer and I echo his statement: "Don't judge a book by it's cover..." I first heard about The People's Pig (the brick and mortar restaurant on N. Williams...) on an episode of Food Network when they were selected as having one of the top five fried chicken servings in the country. I made a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SW 9th and Alder, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-282-2800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?