Podnah's Pit Barbeque in Portland, OR

 1625 NE Killingsworth Portland , OR 97211

 503-281-3700

 chefrodrigo@yahoo.com

 

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    •  4 mos
    •  d2thclnr@bellsouth.net

    We wanted to try something that had been on DDD. This place was recommended to us. Two dental hygienists from Tennessee, in Portland area for dental meeting, we definitely don't look like hippies. We loved the food. Service was wonderful, brought some BBQ sauce home to my brother that likes to smoke with his big smoker. He loved the sauce too. Would definetly go back.

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    •  6 mos
    •  awhat292@yahoo.com

    Glad I grew a big beard and wore my thick framed glasses to come to Portland with. Though, something tells me that the service would have been the same beard or not. I thought the service was great. The place seemed a little upscale for a BBQ joint though. Not a bad thing however. Food was great though. We got the Pit Boss platter to share. Basically had some of each of the meats and two sides. We got the greens and mac 'n' cheese. We also got some extra ribs as was a Tuesday and they were on special. I thought all the meats were great and loved both the sides. Wish I would have got some more ribs though as they were some of the best I've had. But the biggest surprise was the sausage. Some of the best I've had at a BBQ joint yet. I've never noticed anything special about sausages at other BBQ places that made them seem different from a sausage from a restaurant that doesn't use a smoker. But here they had a great smoke flavor and were really juicy.

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    •  3 yrs
    •  BBQ

    My husband and I made a special trip here due to DDD.  We were served water and never told about any specials.  We had the worst food we have had in a long long time.  I had the pulled pork with potato salad.  The salad tasted like vinegar and the pulled pork was tough, dry and so spicy that my mouth burned for hours after I left.  My husband had the Pitboss which was a combination plate with cold slaw and beans.  The cold slaw was vinegar and his brisket and spare ribs were cold and dry.  The beans so spicy he couldn't taste them.  We were very unhappy with the food and needless to say will not return.

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    •  3 yrs
    •  Anonymous

    I agree. I am a 5th generation Portlander and I am not one of these bike riding, "hip" transplants that move to Portland to find their little niche. It is annoying at a lot of places how they treat you if you don't have tattoos, a beard and thick framed glasses. I read that over 40 percent of people living in Portland were not born in Oregon. I think a lot of them formed their own culture based on what they think Portland should be, not what it once was. 

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    •  3 yrs
    •  Anonymous

    Not good.  The chicken fried steak was a thin slice of beef, not pounded as it should be for tenderizing, and the batter did not stick to it.  The batter fell off in chunks.  Give these guys a C- and tell them to get out the cookbook on chicken fried steaks.  For the batter to stick the meat must be dry.  Cooking 101. The iced tea was weak.  The chiliquiles were OK because of the Chimayo salsa.  It comes in jars. I am amazed at what passes for "good" in PDX.  

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    •  3 yrs
    •  Anonymous

    I've lived in Oregon for just over 20 years. That is exactly how the locals will treat you. Make sure you look like a hippie if you want good service. Its absolutely terrible how the "non-judgmental" people are in this state. I apologize for that. However, we do offer some great organic, well prepared food. You just have to get past the lack of work ethic and service. <!--EndFragment-->

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    •  4 yrs
    •  NP Tacoma

    Hard to get great BBQ in the northwest and I have found it here.  Had the ribs, potatoe salad and BBQ beans and loved it all.  My wife had the brisket and was just as happy.  If you are in the Portland area you have to check this place out.  Too bad I live in Tacoma, Wa or I would eat here all the time.

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    •  4 yrs
    •  Guest

    Recenlty ate at Podnah's.  Great BBQ.  Had ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chili.  Everything was wonderful.  The day we ate there was the last day at that location.  They will reopen mid-Feburary at another location.  Hopefully Rick will update the site with new address.  If you ever in Portland or you live there I would recommend stopping by for a bit to eat.

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    •  4 yrs
    •  Nuke

    I had the pleasure of eating here and I am glad I did.  Hands down, the best pulled pork I have ever had.  The vinegar based sauce went great with the pulled pork.  I also had 3 ribs that were good.  The 2 sides I got was cole slaw and potato salad which were both excellent.  I had good service.  This was one of the best DDD experiences I have had so far.

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    •  5 yrs
    •  Anonymous

    We loved the BBQ pork and the cornbread.  Our kids had the 1/2 lb rack while we had 1/4 lb rack with 1/4 lb of pulled pork.  All was delicious and came with 2 side servings which were also great.  The plates were full of good stuff when it arrived to the table and we certainly had enough to take home an entire meal. 

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    •  5 yrs
    •  Brent

    Visited this place, the food was great but the service was lacking somewhere. The inside was packed so we sat outside at one of the two tables.  Someone came with water very quickly, he was nice.  Then our server came out and was also very nice.  Our drinks and food were brought in a timely manner with smiles.  It all seemed well. When we were about done, another couple, obviously local, sat down at the other outside table.  The guy that brought their water was nice to them, so nice that he even told them about all the specials they are having and took their drink order.  When he came out for us, he just asked how we were doing and gave us water and left. Then they got their food and it was brought out with ton of BBQ sauce options, like a 4 or 6 pack of sauce, our food was only brought out with one kind of sauce. After seeing this I felt a little dissatisfied with our service.  Which is why I gave it 3 stars. So, if you are planning on visiting this place, go to the Goodwill first, get some clothes, be sure to wear flip-flops, ride your bike there and be sure to wear a fedora.  Then you might get some decent service as you will look like a local.

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    •  5 yrs
    •  NC Girl

    The food is AMAZING! We saw this place on Food Network so we drove over to check it out. They serve, among other things, Eastern North Carolina style pork barbecue. YUM! Just like back home. No- actually, it was better. 

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    •  5 yrs
    •  Bob

    Wow. This place is awesome. My girlfriend and I stopped in at 3pm on a Sunday and got the last free table. I had the pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw and she had the smoked 1/2 chicken with potato salad. All the food was first rate, truly fantastic. We will definitely go back!!

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