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Russell Street Bar.B.Que

#264 of 3,437 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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325 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212-3710
+1 503-528-8224
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was seated right away. Service was fair but way too long a wait for the food. Food prices are way over what they should be. Portions are small for what you pay and the bar-b-cue was what appeared to be yesterdays as it was only semi-warm and very dry----should have been hot and moist. Lunch without drinks was over $30... More 

Thank Guido G
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good BBQ place in town. The sauces they have are good. The Killer could be more spicy since I love spicy. The BBQ ribs are good. Fries are good. Will come back for sure!

Thank Kevin C
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We loved Russell Street! We found parking rather easily, and upon walking in were met with a friendly greeting. Decor is fresh and fun. We started with the pimento cheese appetizer (YUM!) and the hush puppies. I don't usually eat fried anything but wow, these were so good I had to indulge! The server also brought some fritos which we... More 

Thank Kirsten M
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1,489 reviews
923 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This place wouldn't last five minutes in the south, but for the PDX it will make you cream your jeans because it tastes good enough and the meat has a smile scent.

Thank Alzor S
La Canada Flintridge, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The ribs were great as was the sauteed kale! Brown ale was yummy! Service was excellent! We were the last one in the place and we were not hurried to leave at all. It started to rain after as we were waiting outside for the Uber driver. Our server came out and asked if we wanted to wait inside while... More 

Thank Moira91011
Spokane, Washington
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I stopped here for lunch with some local friends. This a nice little place with limited parking on the street. It is located out of the downtown area. The food was great, the strawberry lemonade was wonderful. My only complaint that their water tasted funny to me... but I believe that is all Portland's water, because my local friends didn't... More 

Thank Bud M
Moose Jaw
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107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Most restaurants don't seem to get started until five on this street. If you are a bit earlier than that, this place won't disappoint you. It's comfortable, clean, sort of country decor, with bar B Que choices that are tender and succulent. The waiter, he's very helpful and willing to guide you to having a meal that will suit your... More 

Thank dave984MooseJaw
Redmond, Oregon
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I once again were in Portland in search of new and good places to eat. We decided to dedicate this trip to finding good barbeque. The reviews for Russell Street sounded good, so we gave it a try. We went for dinner, I had the brisket dinner with two sides, I chose baked beans and mac &... More 

Thank Karen P
Damascus, Oregon
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife & I love good barbeque and Russell Street certainly fills the bill. My kids (adults & some teens) all love the place as well. Diane, the owner is a real gem. She always asks how the meals are and makes sure everything is excellent.

Thank thehammer39
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love Russell Street BBQ, and have been going there for years. The service is always great, and the staff are really knowledgeable. They always seem to be busy, but are efficient without rushing us. The collard greens are so great. Ribs are wonderful, meaty and moist. Can't wait to go back!!

Thank Tracey D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212-3710
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-528-8224

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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?