We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Podnah's Pit BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 281: English reviews
Ketchikan, Alaska
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have both eaten in, and taken out. Have had ribs, pulled pork and chicken. All were excellent. Friendly staff and good service. Nice to be able to eat both inside or out depending on the weather.

Thank loloane
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
193 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They use oak wood to smoke their meat and everything was tender, tasty, and best of all the meats come to you without sauce so you can add your own. Only the pulled pork had some on it which kept it moist and tender. I recommend the Pitboss combo plate with brisket, a couple of meaty St. Luis ribs, pulled... More 

Thank Frequent D
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at Podnah's Pit Barbecue and were genuinely pleased with the food and service. I had to go with the Brisket which is smoked for over 14 hours--and you can taste it! Tender and tasteful. With my Plato Tejano (a tip of the hat to Mexican), they bring extra sauces (in addition to the standard ones on the... More 

Thank Hugh C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was rated pretty high and featured on Triple D, I was not let down. Very good BBQ, beans were great pulled pork was excellent. Nice and secluded from main Portland.

Thank JwestIX
Astoria, Oregon
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rated by WWeek "Portland's Best" a few years ago, the usual hipsters took about badmouthing it, but rarely for the food or service, which were both excellent. Whether it did or did not contribute to gentrification is another review. No indigenous species were sacrificed in our meal. Just a solid but varied BBQ menu with a dazzling choice of sides.... More 

Thank coastda
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed brunch at Podnah's on a Sunday. WOW, what a great find! Our friends chose this place based on a piece they had seen on Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." I enjoyed a Migas breakfast (scrambled eggs, tortilla strips, guacamole, served with potatoes, refried beans, and tortillas)--it was FANTASTIC. My husband chose Kyle's Breakfast, which is smoked... More 

Thank Mamamal
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My house is 4 blocks from Podnahs. And truth be told, Podnahs is about 25% of the reason why I moved to this neighborhood and now live 4 blocks from Podnahs. However, I have to consciously limit myself as to how much I go to Podnahs...it's so good and I want to make sure I don't wear myself out. Not... More 

Thank tgrig
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

To find this place in a secluded area in Portland suburb is amazing....not expecting this when searching for BBQ it took us through suburbs, old town, getto graffiti strewed closed falling down buildings and outside markets, but so happy to find this place. It is busy and full of people so you should call first and make sure they can... More 

Thank sandra s
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

After having spent several days in Portland, we decided to try a Southern BBQ joint. The wait was not nearly as long as they had told us and we were seated at a table against the wall with a long wooden bench on one side and chairs on the other side. By the time dinner was over, we were wishing... More 

Thank Trave2leverywhere
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My wife and I ordered the pit boss combination to share, added an extra side of chicken, and it was more than enough for the two of us. Food was savory, enjoyed it all, the brisket was excellent, pulled pork and chicken were good, sausage was the weakest link for me (no pun intended). Service was friendly and efficient. We... More 

Thank DaveCruiseHike

Travelers who viewed Podnah's Pit BBQ also viewed


Been to Podnah's Pit BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-281-3700

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Podnah's Pit BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?