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Jonesing for barbecue? Check out Portland's top 4 spots

Jonesing for barbecue? Check out Portland's top 4 spots
Homegrown Smoker | Photo: Eidref L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 09, 2020.

Looking to sample the best barbecue around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue spots in Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

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1. Homegrown Smoker

photo: giovanni p./yelp

First on the list is Homegrown Smoker. Located at 8638 N. Lombard St. in St. Johns, the spot to score barbecue, chicken wings and sandwiches is the highest-rated barbecue spot in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 634 reviews on Yelp.

2. Podnah's Pit Barbecue

Photo: Khoa L./Yelp

Next up is Vernon's Podnah's Pit Barbecue, situated at 1625 N.E. Killingsworth St. With four stars out of 1,444 reviews on Yelp, the New American spot, which offers barbecue and desserts, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Eem

Photo: Grace N./Yelp

Boise's Eem, located at 3808 N. Williams Ave., Suite 127, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail bar and Thai spot, which offers barbecue and more, 4.5 stars out of 307 reviews.

4. The Spicy Spoon

photo: marina p./yelp

The Spicy Spoon, a Mexican and barbecue spot in Boise, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 300 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3540 N. Mississippi Ave. to see for yourself.


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