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The People's Pig is a classic American barbecue place known for its meat dishes which are grilled in a wood-fired oven. Although the pork is definitely the star of the menu, lamb and other meats are also plentiful. The restaurant also serves an array of delicious side dishes like potato salad, macaroni salad and collared greens. The restaurant has a retro feel to it with high leather chairs along the counter, chalkboard menus and eclectic decor. All in all, this is a great place to grab a barbecue meal with the family.
If it takes restaurant owner, Rodney Muirhead to wake up at 5a to get the fire pit going, you know the meat at Podnah's Pit is going to be good. Smoking nearly 200 pounds of meat in a Texas style barbecue every single day, he ensures only the juiciest, most tender cuts cooked to absolute perfection reach your plate. Another hard to resist item on the menu are the California styled pulled pork sandwiches claimed to be one of Portland's best. If you can't wait till lunch, then come for Podnah's weekend breakfasts that includes House Smoked Trout Hash, breakfast tacos and buttermilk biscuits and gravy.
Generous portions of smoked meats await to delight your palate at the Road Runner BBQ, a passionate venture of Mr. Jimmy-an ex-butcher from Texas. Jimmy lovingly gets addressed as the 'Pit Master' and if you taste his bbq creations you would not disagree. Do not let the humble exterior of the food stand deceive you in any way, because what the place lacks in frills, it more than compensates with its bbq specials. With their briskets with mac & cheese, pulled-pork with baked beans and delectable whole chickens with coleslaw, this joint brings the real taste of Texas bbq to Portland. All of the specials on the menu are less than USD10, and they all are packed to satiate the most voracious appetites. Value for money is one of the many propositions that this modest, pink food stand offers.