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Podnah's Pit BBQ

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1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
+1 503-281-3700
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
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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Oakland, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Karen P
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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!

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Thank abcoo001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service on a Sunday morning. I had the "Texas benedict" which was biscuits with smoked brisket, two eggs and sausage gravy, served with country potatoes. Amazing! Large portions, reasonably priced. Super fast service too.

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PDX, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

For Portland I would say it's above average which the bar is pretty low as it is. If the brisket is not tough then it's a winner in Portland. This brisket was soft but could have been a little softer. Didn't taste as smokey as it should if any. Not much bark either. But it's above average. Now for the... More 

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Thank Sea P
Colorado Springs
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Really good BBQ, and the wedge was the best. My wife loved the green Chile Mac and Cheese. If you love good brisket this melts in your mouth. Podnah's is a great place and a great value.

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Thank Richard L
Beaverton, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wait was a bit of a bummer but it was really good. Just wish they offered the catfish more than just Friday's !! Super yummy, ribs were cooked perfect and brisket... oh yea ;).

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Thank mel040964
Makawao
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Do not let the neighborhood or side street location deter you from this outstanding BBQ place. There is a full bar, fresh fish entrees, and outstanding ribs here.

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Thank James V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great BBQ pit food. It's usually bang on or a miss....its bang on in this case. No surprises. Good food, good ambiance but efficient service on the edge of being curt. Overall a success.

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Thank Stephane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?