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. That was before Smokehouse Tavern staked its claim as the quadrant’s premier ‘cue spot, two doors down from Nostrana. Helmed by the short-lived Top Chef contestant B. J. Smith, it has the same metaphorical butcher block as the original Smokehouse 21 (now closed) with beef brisket to pork cheeks, but 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