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Ribs in PDX?

dole Oct 29, 2007 03:29 PM

Can anyone recommend a place for outstanding ribs that compare to the now closed Sweetwater Jam's on Belmont? Thx

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    drdawn Oct 31, 2007 08:04 PM

    I'm no ribs expert, but I can't get enough of Reo's Ribs on the TV Highway. Also fantastic baked beans...

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      Kim D Oct 31, 2007 09:33 PM

      Hands down, the best ribs in pdx are the pomegranate-glazed pork ribs at Carlyle's happy hour. Seriously..these are awesome ribs.

      1. re: Kim D
        JillO Nov 1, 2007 08:03 AM

        I love those pomegranate glazed ribs, they ARE awesome.

        But for traditional BBQ-type ribs, Charles (the guy in the lot on Beaverton-Hillsdale) or Podnah's are my faves. A bucket of rib tips from Cannon's isn't a bad choice, either.

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          Nettie Nov 1, 2007 09:21 AM

          Where's that lot on Beaverton-Hillsdale? I haven't heard about this one before.

          1. re: Nettie
            JillO Nov 1, 2007 10:50 AM

            He used to be in the Thai Roses lot on Oleson at the corner of Beaverton-Hillsdale. He was last seen using a lot ON Beaverton Hillsdale over between Oleson Rd. and 65th...I think the lot is for Club Amazon, or some club/bar. It's across from the Safeway there.

            His name is Charles and he isn't there every Saturday. If you see and smell the smoke, he's there! ;o)

            I think the business is called "Delicious Texas Pit BBQ."

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              Nettie Nov 1, 2007 02:34 PM


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                justinbaxter Jan 28, 2008 08:10 PM

                HOLY CRAP!! I have been trying to locate this guy for a month of Saturdays. Has anyone spotted him recently? Does anyone have a phone number for him? Does he cater?

                1. re: justinbaxter
                  AlbertaHound Jan 28, 2008 09:43 PM

                  I think - not sure, but I think - he may only work spring, summer and fall. I live near the lot and I haven't seen him all winter.

                  1. re: justinbaxter
                    Roy Jan 28, 2008 10:05 PM

                    from portlandfood.org last year:

                    Delicious Texas Pit BBQ
                    East of Oleson Rd on
                    SW Beaverton Hillsdale
                    Parking lot varies - usually in the Club Amazon? parking lot
                    Portland, OR 97225
                    Charles Moss

                    Saturdays only, but not if he has a catering job. Made fresh and pulled straight off the pit. Wood only.

                    1. re: Roy
                      justinbaxter Jan 29, 2008 08:06 AM

                      Roy -- you are the man! With any luck, you just made my Superbowl. If not that, then the 4th of July BBQ is going to rock. Thanks a million. JMB

                      1. re: justinbaxter
                        JillO Feb 23, 2008 09:26 AM


                        Delicious Texas Pit BBQ
                        East of Oleson Rd on SW Beaverton Hillsdale
                        In parking lot for Code 503 (Dance/Sports/Bar)
                        Portland, OR 97225

                        Charles has now built himself a little semi-permanent shack at the entrance to the parking lot for Code 503 (across Beaverton-Hillsdale from the Safeway, east of Oleson Rd.). He is not there cooking and serving yet, but it looks like it will happen relatively soon.

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        MichaelG Oct 30, 2007 12:57 PM

        Podnah's is the first place people here will recommend. I'd suggest a couple of places that I believe are just as good:

        1. Buster's for baby backs.
        2. The guy who sets up in the parking lot next to Thai Roses and Noodles across from the Safeway on Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy in Raleigh Hills. Saturdays only. Possuibly the best barbecue in town. He's got great beef and pork ribs. His cajun chickens are also to die for. As is his brisket.

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