One of the darlings of the Portland barbecue scene, The People’s Pig will start smoking slabs of meat at its second location sometime in October, PoMo reports. It’s moving into the 40-seat venue at 3004 E Burnside (formerly a Subway), in the already kick-ass food ‘hood home to Laurelhurst Market, Langbaan, Navarre, and Tapalaya.
One of the reasons The People’s Pig’s barbecue is so good is owner Cliff Allen doesn’t care what you think about “great” barbecue. As PoMo writes, Allen takes inspiration from the same things as when he operated The People’s Pig as a food cart: pigs, Italian street food, and smoke.
This gutsy exploration will be the focus at The People’s Pig 2.0, which has a larger kitchen, and one confirmed addition to the menu is Allen’s porchetta sandwiches, which haven’t been seen since the food cart days. Seriously, these things were explosive, heaped with accolades from the O, PoMo, Serious Eats, etc.
The menu at the second People’s Pig will of course maintain the greatest hits, too, like beef brisket, dry-rubbed St. Louis-style ribs, that smoked fried chicken sandwich with jalapeno jelly, smoked cocktails, and vegetable plates featuring veggies from the farm adjacent to its original location on North Williams.
The People’s Pig on East Burnside will operate daily for lunch and dinner. Allen is also toying with the idea of opening for breakfast.
- The People’s Pig [Official]
- The People’s Pig to Fire Up Second Location on E Burnside [PoMo]
- All Previous People’s Pig Coverage [EPDX]