The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans, who violently protested against the machinery introduced during the Industrial Revolution. Chef Jason French pays homage to their mascot, Ned Ludd, for whom the movement was named, and cooks everything from a wood-fired oven. No other source of heat is used; it’s all very Portland.
The kitchen is tightly focused on a few items that they can do very well; simple preparations and combinations, heightened with an unusual ingredient here and there. A charcuterie board is always on the menu, paired with a dense bread, terrific house-pickled cucumbers, mushrooms and celery. The last time I ordered one it came with herbed copa di testa, duck bacon, warm lamb rillettes, thin strips of ham, and smooth, creamy liverwurst.
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- Address: 3925 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR 97212 Map
- Phone: (503) 288-6900
- Website: NedLuddPDX.com
- Hours: Daily 5pm – close. Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
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- Reservation Policy: Open Table or call (503) 288-6900
- Noise Level: moderate, can be loud when the restaurant is full
- Price: Moderate
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