Cuisine(s)
Barbecue
Price Scale
$$
Description

For years, finding a decent rack of slow-smoked ribs in Southeast Portland was a problem best solved with a trip up to Northeast—the quadrant that’s been the unofficial mecca of PDX barbecue. Now, two doors down from Nostrana, Smokehouse Tavern is staking its claim as the quadrant’s premier ‘cue spot. Helmed by owner B. J. Smith, the tavern has the same metaphorical butcher block as the original Smokehouse 21 on NW 21st Avenue (beef brisket to pork cheeks), but the second restaurant is amped up with a full-fledged cocktail menu, a few stylish starters, and even brunch.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Parking, Takeout
Location