Though it might be unexpected this far north, Portland is actually home to an expanding multitude of world-class restaurants and food carts dishing out racks of ribs that fall off the bone, slabs of smoky briskets, juicy sausages, and pulled pork tossed in a smattering of sweet, spicy, and tangy sauces. It’s even made headlines in Texas, where Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn said Portland is home to some of the best Texas BBQ outside of Texas. Here, we nail down a list of the best spots in Portland where locals and Southern ex-pats are doing the most, from smoking peppery beef ribs to slathering savory vegan sauces on seitan. Pass the barbecue sauce.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed onsite dining service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More