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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