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...]

Survey 2011: Best Barbeque

Podnah's BBQ Portland

We all knew who is going to come out on top in this 2011 reader poll for best barbeque, but I asked because I was curious to see who would come in second place. You have spoken, and am just going to keep my mouth shut. I should note that it was a VERY distant second, and the percentages for third were so far below as … [Read more...]