The 10 Best BBQ Joints in Oregon!

When you’re craving good barbecue, nothing else will do. In Oregon, we know how to smoke meats. Whether you’re craving brisket, pulled pork, or a smoky rack of ribs, the great barbecue joints of Oregon have what you’re looking for. Here are our favorites. 

1. The Oregon Barbecue Company, Albany and Lebanon, OR

The Oregon Barbecue Company has a location in Albany and one in Lebanon, Oregon. Their award-winning barbecue includes sandwiches, ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork, brisket, and more.

2. Reverend’s BBQ, Portland, OR

Reverend’s BBQ in Portland, Oregon, opened in 2014 and has already made quite a name for itself. They serve “the finest barbecue and fried chicken in the region” with fresh ingredients and refined culinary techniques. Stop in for lunch or dinner every day of the week. 

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3. Adam’s Rib Smoke House, Salem, OR

Since 2003, Adam’s Rib Smoke House has provided the fine people of Salem, Oregon, with delicious, authentic American barbecue. They’re known for their slow-smoked meats and 12 micro-brews on tap.

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4. Buster’s Texas Style Barbecue, Multiple locations

Buster’s Texas Style Barbecue brings a little Texas flair to the northwest, with three locations throughout Oregon. Each of their restaurants, including one in Tigard, Gresham, and Milwaukie, features a saloon area for hanging out. Stop in for lunch or dinner.

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5. Elkhorn BBQ & Food Truck, Coos Bay, OR

Craving barbecue on the go? Look no further than the excellent Elkhorn BBQ and Food Truck in Coos Bay, Oregon. The food is uniquely delicious.

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6. Baldy’s Barbeque, Bend and Redmond, OR

Baldy’s Barbeque has two Bend, Oregon locations, including one on the west and east side, and one in Redmond, Oregon. They’ve won the “Best BBQ Award” in Bend every year since opening, and it’s easy to see why from their delicious specials and incredible cuisine.

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7. Bert’s Chuckwagon BBQ, Newberg, OR

Bert’s Chuckwagon BBQ in Newberg serves up fresh barbecue made daily. Their lunch and dinner menus are available for dine-in or takeout, and is best described as “good old-fashioned comfort food.”

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8. Back Porch Bar and Grill, Jacksonville, OR

Back Porch Bar and Grill is located in historic Jacksonville, Oregon. Since 1989, they’ve served Texas-style barbecue, burgers, wraps, salads, and steaks. Check out their history-inspired décor and great cooking.

9. Kona Café, Springfield, OR

Kona Café Oregon serves delicious Hawaiian barbecue in their Springfield restaurant and offers catering options. They cook their food on an authentic Hawaiian Keawe Wood Pit Grill. We recommend the Kalua pork for your first visit.

10. The People’s Pig, Portland, OR

The People’s Pig is a trendy, affording barbecue joint in Portland, Oregon. They serve sandwiches, including smoked fried chicken and pork shoulder, as well as plates and sides. The food is straightforward and delicious.

A light dinner, I said. Maybe a salad, I said. Then we ordered all the bbq.

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