Below is a list of the top and leading BBQ Restaurants in Portland. To help you find the best BBQ Restaurants located near you in Portland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Portland’s Best BBQ Restaurants:
The top rated BBQ Restaurants in Portland, OR are:
- Matt’s BBQ – been serving Texas-style BBQ from their permanent food truck
- Dinner Bell Barbecue – city’s largest food cart pod launched in downtown Portland
- Reverend’s BBQ – is dedicated to serving the best barbecue
- Bark City BBQ – specializes in masterfully smoked meats made from all-natural Oregon
- Miss Delta Restaurant and Bar – is known for its house-smoked meats
Matt’s BBQ serving Texas-style BBQ from their permanent food truck at 4233 N Mississippi Ave since 2015. The day’s meats are cooked on an offset smoker with oak wood. While they usually stick to their advertised hours, their most popular things sell out quickly, so don’t be surprised if you can’t buy brisket at 6 p.m. on a Saturday. Same-day orders are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, while there is a pre-order option for those who plan ahead.
Catering, Gift Cards, and Takeaway
“ Excellent service, excellent food, and excellent atmosphere” – Brice C.
Dinner Bell Barbecue
Dinner Bell Barbecue the city’s largest food cart pod launched in downtown Portland in March of 2017. The lot was to be developed in order to build Portland’s first five-star hotel a little over two years later, which was devastating news. Fortunately, a new opportunity sprang up near the Laurelhurst and North Tabor areas in northeast Portland.
The Flying Tortoise food cart pod is a welcome change from the bustling downtown site, with covered seating, restrooms, and handwashing facilities. They are excited to continue their adventure of studying classic southern comfort meals and reinterpreting them in the Dinner Bell Barbecue style at our new, more permanent venue. Throughout the year, they will provide daily and seasonal specialties in addition to their main menu.
Food Cart, Menu
“I have a rule. If I love a place, I will never rate it because I want to keep the good stuff a secret. But I will make an exception because this place just blew my mind! I had the chicken BBQ bowl and a side of baked beans. What a delight. Flavor explosion! Collard greens were just wonderful, cooked perfectly, and a great addition to the meal. Will come here again for sure” – Kelsey B.
Reverend’s BBQ is dedicated to serving the best barbecue in Sellwood and the broader Portland area, featuring St. Louis-style smoked pig ribs, beef brisket, and Carolina hog shoulder, as well as comfort food favorites like fried chicken, hushpuppies, and wedge salad. In order to create their gourmet delights, they use only the best ingredients and traditional techniques.
Whether you’re buried in a snug booth, bellied up to their bar watching big-screen TVs, or enjoying our outside terrace, they’d love to have you, your family, and your friends join them for some fantastic food in a laid-back environment. Choose from a selection of artisan beers on tap or a craft cocktail. Their tavern is open to anyone.
Catering, Dine-in, Take-out, Delivery
“I had heard great things about this place and I’d been dying to experience the food. There were no words that could describe just how tasty and flavorful everything was. Cool ambiance, beyond helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended” – Meloney H.
Bark City BBQ
Bark City BBQ is a food cart in Portland, Oregon that specializes in masterfully smoked meats made from all-natural Oregon oak. Classic southern sides, delectable milkshakes, and a seasonal pit master-influenced menu are also available.
They consider BBQ to be the pinnacle of hospitality, full of memories, good discussion and laughing. They seek to instill that same sense of camaraderie in the Portland community. Stop by the cart to catch up with old and new friends and family, and let the good times roll.
Menu, Catering, Gift Cards
“Ordered the chopped brisket tray and I’m glad I did. The potato salad and cornbread sides were the perfect addition to the saucy brisket. On top of everything, the staff is very friendly. I will definitely come again” – Steven D.
Miss Delta Restaurant and Bar
Miss Delta Restaurant and Bar is located in the historic Mississippi area of Portland. Miss Delta’s BBQ isn’t your typical barbecue joint. Miss Delta’s BBQ is a warm and welcoming location where people from all walks of life can gather and enjoy some of the city’s greatest cuisine and drink.
Miss Delta’s BBQ is a 5-minute drive from the Moda Center, the Convention Center, and downtown, so stop by for their great Happy Hour weekdays from 4 pm to 7 pm before an event. Miss Delta’s BBQ is known for its house-smoked meats, delectable comfort food, and artisan beer and beverages. They have something for everyone, from their wonderful BBQ to their great boys and Jambalaya.
Events, Catering, and Order Online
“I love Miss Delta!! The employees are all so hospitable and the food is always delicious. First time back since the pandemic started and was not disappointed. Their Bloody Mary mix is killer and I can’t say enough good things about the food. Shout out to the Southern Stack” – Adrienne G.
Cindy has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications online. As a business expert, Cindy reviews local and national businesses.