Having never been to Portland, OR before, I discovered Tennessee Red's by chance being seated on the bus to Reed College from the airport. The ambiance made me think about those southern pit bbq joints in Louisiana, Texas or wherever else besides Portland. Tillatha, our server was effusive in describing a nice amber, that being a "Boont ale". She was right, too. This ale served cold was caramel colored and rich in its flavor. My daughter, Lily startled me with her order for a cheeseburger and a side of mac n cheese. She loved the accurately cooked burger but thoroughly enjoyed and inhaled the mac side. I whittled down my choice to a pulled pork sandwich that came with a awesome quantity of excellent french fries. Red's pulled pork was more in the style of North Carolina 'cue as it was not as saucy as my usual portion of pulled pork at Tennessee's BBQ pulled pork in Peabody, MA. Yet, the pulled pork portion, the fries, cold Boont beer along with Lily's delicious burger makes this a memorable spot to stop. Easily gotten to using the Trimet transportation maps is such an incredible feature to Portland's overall positive features, too.
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