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Podnah's Pit BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
+1 503-281-3700
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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378 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was unbelievably special and I understand why it is always full. It specializes in BBQ. No veggies or salads etc. !! So it's big time comfort food and excellent for what they specialize in. Our table had ribs that were superb, a catfish plate that was good. A pulled pork plate, and a Pinto Tejano ( braised beef,... More 

1 Thank Vicar100
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from the south and I am a huge BBQ fanatic. I have tasted BBQ all over the USA and I usually find restaurants that boil their rib to cut down on cooking time. This place is the real deal though. I will definitely be back!

1 Thank James K
Oregon City, Oregon
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71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch today after reading the many positive reviews. My wife and I are always looking for good bbq and this place seemed worth checking out. Let me say we really wanted to like this place but that didn't happen. My wife had a half rack of ribs with bbq beans and collard greens as sides and I... More 

Thank Ron Z
Prospect, Oregon
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This place is great. All house smoked meats, the bacon is killer. We all ordered something different and it was all terrific.

Thank Strick1237
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1,227 reviews
800 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Port Land ain't really a BBQ town. But this is pretty good for hippie BBQ. Decent flavor and okay sides.

Thank Scrappleking
Portland, Oregon
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134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great BBQ joint. If you arrive after 5PM, expect a wait. But there are several other shops on the block you can visit while waiting, including Tea Bar, wine shop.

Thank TLo57
Oakland, California
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Then it's a shame I'm too afraid to visit the Southern states. I've seen some people make comments about Podnah's neighborhood. Apparently, the neighborhood is supposed to be spotty? I find this to be utterly hilarious. Like, where do you people live? Cookie cutter subdivisions? If you live or have lived in a major city, you're not even gonna notice... More 

Thank EatGordaEat
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Birthday breakfast with my Son and his young family. Seated at a spacious table for 6. The food was incredible, portions, more than generous. Specials every day, and the service was top notch. Our server was back and forth so many times to meet our needs/wants, always smiling and willing to go the extra mile. You might want to pay... More 

Thank Toby C
Redmond, Oregon
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We always seem to go back to Podnah's for Barbeque when we are in Portland. We have tried a few other places but this one is really, really good. We went on a Tuesday, which is Rib special night so we had the ribs. We shared a full rack and had two sides each. I always get the black-eyed pea... More 

Thank Karen P
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I like that Podnah's is located in a new area, parking wasn't difficult at all! Came here for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The brisket was delicious and I liked the vinegar BBQ style. They were doing a special green chili sausage which definitely the winner of the night though!

Thank abcoo001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-281-3700

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