It’s true that Portland has some of the best food in the country and that becomes overtly apparent time and time again. BBQ food is one of the most delicious and underrated of the foods that are delicious in this city, but as you’ll find from this list, there truly are some hidden gems that make them imperative to try. Here are a handful of the best BBQ places in Portland:
1. Podnah's Pit Barbecue - NE Portland
With its divine smokieness, Podnah's offers some of the best BBQ in Portland, and their corn bread is a truly essential side.
2. People's Pig - North Portland
If you're searching for the perfect Southern-style BBQ meal, look no further. People's Pig packs a mean punch with their hearty pork plate.
3. Matt's BBQ - NE Portland
What is more delicious than a BBQ brisket sandwich with a side of creamy potato salad? Not one thing.
4. Russell Street BBQ
Sometimes our taste buds just crave the ultimate comfort food, which should include pulled pork and macaroni and cheese. Russell Street BBQ is absolutely where you should get it.
5. Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ - North Portland
When you think "BBQ" it's natural to think "meat," but now it's time to start associating it with vegan food. Go to Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ to meet the magical combination of tempeh and BBQ sauce.
6. Smokehouse 21- NW Portland
Nothing is better than creamy mac and collard greens, paired with the perfect rack of ribs when it's coming from Smokehouse 21.
7. Reo's Ribs - NE Portland
There is nothing like the tangy, Southern BBQ sauce that Reo's Ribs douses their spare ribs in. Fun Fact: It's owned by Snoop Dogg's uncle, Reo.
8. Reverend's BBQ - SE Portland
There's good BBQ and then there's Reverend's BBQ. which is on a whole other level with its smoked brisket.
9. Road Runner Barbecue - SE Portland
When it comes to good ol' Southern-style BBQ, Road Runner BBQ is one of Portland's top contenders and that will become apparent right after you sit down to indulge.
10. Leroy's Familiar Vittles - SE Portland
If you're a fan of authentic BBQ, you have to go to Leroy's Familiar Vittles in Portland's SE neighborhood because it truly is finger lickin' good.