The Best Ribs in Portland: 22 Racks, Ranked

22 racks of pork ribs eaten for our ultimate Portland rib burn-off.

Summer Guide
You can’t eat ribs without dirty fingers and a munged-up face. They’re just about the only food that even a princess still has to gnaw off the bone like a Bengal tiger. It takes hours to cook    More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Haute-N-Ready: King's Hawaiian BBQ Brisket

The column finally gets so hungry it could eat at Arby’s


Food & Drink
Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.If you’ve been anywhere near a TV recent weeks, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled upon a series of commercials. A row of sandwiches piled high with meat—two kinds of meat!—or savory Texas brisket on a sweet Hawaiian roll, each culminating with ...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Local Portland Barbecue Gear

Local gear for your backyard barbecue.

Culture Features
James Gang BBQ Sauce When Pam and Jesse James opened a barbecue restaurant in Lincoln City in 1993, they decided to create all-new recipes, including their own homemade ba   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Cheap Eats 2014: American Comfort Food

Cheap Eats
Dub’s St. Johns 9520 N Lombard St., 998-8230, Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. A year after the fire that felled the beloved Mack & Dub’s Excellent Chicken and Waffles on Northeast Ma   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Staff

Road Runner Barbecue

Food Cart Reviews
After dark, as the eateries begin to close and dim, the sprawling Carts on Foster lot begins to look less like a food pod and more like a spooky trailer park—the sort of backwater roadside spot    More
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Podnah's Pit

Restaurant Guide
1625 NE Killingsworth St., 281-3700, [BEST BARBECUE] Podnah’s is the classic case of a neighborhood joint made good. Now firmly ensconced in their large, airy space in North Por   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Adrienne So

These Guys Brooklyn

Food Cart Reviews
Who has two thumbs, bad-ass heavy-metal beards and huge piles of smoked meat? These Guys Brooklyn. The titular guys are hirsute co-owners David Enfield and Ben Hildreth, who serve smoked pork an   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Warm and Koozie

Smokehouse 21 isn't Podnah's. But the pork is great.

Food Reviews & Stories
The koozies are genius. There’s something inexplicably decadent and wonderful about a restaurant offering a cushy foam barrier to keep your beer cold and your hand warm. Sipping $2 cans of PBR f   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR


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