While there’s no Pacific Northwest-style of barbecue, there are still plenty of places to eat it around Portland. Our personal favorite, however, is Podnah’s Pit on Killingsworth, which serves everything from smoked brisket to spicy vinegar pulled pork and chargrilled pork ribs. They keep it classic with the sides, from coleslaw and collard greens to potato salad and black-eyed peas, plus lots of cornbread. If you want to try a bit of everything, just order The Pitboss, which comes with all three meats, plus a sausage link, two sides and cornbread.
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Olympia Provisions cures all of their meat products in-house and is the perfect Southeast spot to split some charcuterie and cheese between meals.
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Pok Pok is the super cool Thai restaurant that your older cousin who went to college in Portland always used to talk about. However, it's still great.
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