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Podnah's Pit BBQ

1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
+1 503-281-3700
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bbq beans” (34 reviews)
“brisket” (126 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I went there last night because I rarely get cravings for meat and he is such a meat fan it's kinda nuts. The decor is Portlandia with a southern touch. The host seated us right away (8 pm Wed) and explained the...More

Thank Ella S
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Yes, it is that good. I grew up on Chicago ribs and have dined at Bryant's in KC and they pale in comparison. I go once every couple of months for the ribs, of course, but it is ALL so good. If you are unsure,...More

Thank Sid L
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Best brisket ever (and we've tried alot of BBQ)! The brisket was juicy and succulent, didn't need a knife to cut. There was a nice bark and smoke present.

Thank jill006
Reviewed 28 March 2017

From my first bite, I was hooked! I first tried Podnah's at FEAST in the autumn- I think it was a spicy brisket taco? It had the perfect heat, and I never wanted it to end. Luckily, I've gone into their actual brick and mortar...More

Thank Celia M
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The location has table seating inside along with a few seats at the bar -- which can fill up quickly. It looks like seating is also available outdoors (weather permitting). Went for a late lunch and split their Pitboss. We had their BBQ beans and...More

Thank OR_Foodie229
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a Monday to taste the beef rib special. Unfortunately 720 pm was not early enough. Sold out before i arrived. Was told needed to get there closer to 500 opening. Settled for pork ribs. Just okay, a little dry and standard sauce was...More

Thank DT808
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

What surprise to find a BBQ pit so far away from the four famous regions - KC, Texas, Memphis & Carolinias! Very, very tasty. I had the Pitboss, a huge sampler of pulled pork, brisket, ribs and sausage - along with two sides AND a...More

Thank Russell C F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was easily the best BBQ i have had in Portland. The Carolina pulled pork, the brisket, and the black eyed pea salad were all amazing. The potato salad was just average. This restaurant had plenty of room, so you didn't feel cramped. We will...More

Thank clydei
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The ribs were really good. Nicely seasoned and oh so tender. The sauce selection is nice too. Cornbread and sides were tasty. A little salty but very flavorful. Would've given 4 stars but the brisket was under flavored and a little tough.

Thank John H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food and atmosphere was great. You can smell the cooking from a block away. Good service. Reasonable prices.

Thank Mike S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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