Reader Survey 2015: Best Barbecue in Portland

Podnah's Prime Rib

The first place winner for Best Barbecue in Portland is always the same. However, Smokehouse 21 (now expanded to Smokehouse Tavern) is continuing to pick up votes, rising from 6% in 2013. More interesting, is that Podnah's huge share has dropped - it received a whopping 72% of the vote in the last survey, but has now … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2013: Best Barbeque in Portland

Podnah's Prime Rib

I don't know why I bother. It is certainly not for the first place winner - it's always the same. This year, Smokehouse 21 on NW 21st street has picked up significant votes, rising from just 2.4% last year. No where else received enough votes to be statistically significant. I think I'll skip this question for the next … [Read more...]

Review: Podnah’s Pit Barbecue

Truck in Maypearl

Updated 8/14 I'm indulging myself in the beginning of this review by taking a walk down memory lane. Click here if you'd like to  jump to review section. When I was a kid, I spent many summers on a big cattle ranch just down the road from the booming metropolis of Maypearl Texas, population less than 300. We had a … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Brunch in Portland

Tasty n Sons Pork Cutlets

In 2010, I asked "Who has the best breakfast in Portland". The answers were 1. Screen Door, 2. Simpatica, 3. Mother's Bistro. I asked again in 2011, and this time the ranking was Tasty n Sons, Screen Door and Simpatica. With the arrival of Tasty n Sons at the top position, everything else just pushed down one slot. … [Read more...]

Mentions from Around the Web

Podnah's Prime Rib

From CNN.com, 5 tasty new pie shops in America: Portland, Oregon It's not that Gregg Abbott broke the pie mold with his handheld Whiffies Fried Pies -- it's that he never used one to begin with. Since 2009, he's been experimenting with form and filling at his trailer in the city's Cartopia street-food center -- to … [Read more...]