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  • Northwest_Rich
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    Busters is pretty darn good. Especially like their brisket. We will stop and grab a big ole container of the brisket and then head out on the Columbia River and make brisket sandwiches while we tell tall tales of fishing and enjoy the best scenery on the planet. New member here, but look forward to all the great BBQ and Grill'n information.

  • GoDucks
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    I love Padnah's Pit; best brisket I've had in Oregon. Pine Shed Ribs in Lake Oswego is great too!

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  • Ray
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    fuzz I can see why you like that building and location. Easy access and available parking; hopefully something else as well-suited will show up for you!

  • (fuzz)
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    Ray I really wanted this place http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18924...d-Portland-OR/ which, as you can see, is still listed is available. But it turns out it has already been leased to a medical marijuana dispensary, "Stone Age Pharmacy," so I am looking around for something similar.

  • mhalbrook
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    Originally posted by AN89AG View Post
    Well, there was nothing in this topic, so I'm adding one. I would like to submit Padnah's Pit BBQ as one of the best in town. They are "Texas style" and have great brisket. However, they have mighty fine pulled pork and ribs as well. They also have several sauces (including a vinegar sauce) that are great. Give them a try.
    Never been there, but I work for New Seasons and we sell their sauces. Surprised that they're Texas style, because they make a pretty darn good Mustard based sauce. Not big on their other sauces, but their mustard is good. Over here north of the river, we have Goldies which is pretty good, but he was better when he was "on the side of the road" by the Shell station.

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  • mhalbrook
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    TRUCK! It's Portland, you need a food truck :P

  • Ray
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    fuzz menu reads great! how far along are in you securing a sight for the restaurant?

  • barney
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    Everything sounds good (except for me, the thin sauce). But I want to taste that slaw....reads wonderful.

  • (fuzz)
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    On the merits of their brisket I generally prefer Reverend's to Podnah's but they are both at the top of the heap in the Portland area, very good but not great. Reverend's uses locally-sourced brisket (it is run by the same folks as Laurelhurst Market), Podnah's uses Creekstone Farms.

    One criticism I have of both places is they seem to try to be vaguely Southern but they fall short of having either
    a) traditional menus
    or
    b) interesting menus
    It's cool you can get brisket with collard greens and beignets but it's neither authentic nor very interesting.

    Because those places are not great, and also because they are too far from my house on the west side, and also because I do not like hosting events at my house, I am thinking of opening a barbecue restaurant on the west side of Portland. I have been trying this menu out on brisket-loving friends, family and strangers out walking their dogs with lots of good feedback, best brisket in town and whatnot. I like the menu because it is both traditional and interesting. The cole slaw is seasonal.

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  • Maryt
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    Boy am I glad to find a place for discussing barbecue in Oregon! Reverend's Barbecue in Southeast Portland is pretty good. Not the best I've ever eaten, and not quite as good as Podnah's, but really worth a try.

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  • PapaKnight
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    We just discovered The Hole in the Wall in Springfield. Outstanding! There is one in Eugene as well. Pretty darn good brisket, smoked prime rib and potato salad. The coleslaw was just OK. We will be back to investigate further. The waitress didn't steer us wrong and said we should really try breakfast there. It looks really good.

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  • Steve.Cleveland
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    I second Bo-Macks. They just moved to an old gas station on the freeway. It's mainly a drive-thru place now, no inside seating. Picnic tables during the summer. Food is as good as ever though. Chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausage. You get them all in what they call 'the wagon wheel'. Enough to feed two hungry people.

  • PapaKnight
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    I don't know about Portland Proper, but there are several Buster's BBQ's around the state that are really good, and Bo-Macks in Albany is a hit. Run by a really nice family. Very family friendly.

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  • Spinaker
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    I've got a buddy that works for the forestry service in Washington state. Thats how he always refers to it.

  • BruceB
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    "Upper Left" is how we refer to it! Or, more specifically, the "other" Washington.

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