While there’s no Pacific Northwest-style, there are still plenty of places to eat barbecue around Portland. Our favorite is Podnah’s Pit on Killingsworth, which serves all the greatest hits along with classic sides, like coleslaw, collard greens, potato salad, and black-eyed peas, plus lots of cornbread. And if you want to try a bit of everything, order The Pitboss, which comes with three meats, a sausage link, two sides, and cornbread.
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Lardo in downtown Portland is a great quick lunch spot and serves some of the best sandwiches in the city, along with a rotating list of local beers.
Ava Gene’s on Division Street is a vegetable-heavy Italian restaurant with an excellent wine list that mills its own pasta flour on-site.
Olympia Provisions SE
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.
Tusk is an East Burnside Mediterranean restaurant where you’ll eat bright plates of fruits and vegetables and dip flatbread into some great hummus.
Nostrana is a Southeast Italian spot with a big patio, Neapolitan pizza you cut with scissors, and an excellent Happy Hour at 9pm every night.
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