(STACKER) — Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source — the only real qualification for barbecue — is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa.

Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Portland, Oregon on Tripadvisor.

17. fire on the mountain

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Bar
  • Price: $$ – $$$- Address: 3443 NE 57th Ave, Portland, OR 97213-3351
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16. Po’ Shines Cafe De La Soul

  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole
  • Price: $$ – $$$- Address: 8139 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
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15. Namu Korean and Hawaiian Bbq

  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
  • Type of cuisine: Korean, Barbecue
  • Price: $
  • Address: 4290 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215-1630
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14. Miss Delta

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (130 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 3950 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1163
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13. So Kong Dong Tofu & BBQ

  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
  • Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 2850 SE 82nd Ave Unit 11, Portland, OR 97266-1670
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12. Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ

  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Price: $
  • Address: Mississippi Marketplace, Portland, OR 97217
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11. Homegrown Smoker

  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
  • Type of cuisine: Barbecue
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 8638 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203-3741
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10. Big Kahuna’s BBQ

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
  • Type of cuisine: Barbecue
  • Price: not available- Address: 7123 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203-3205
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9. K-Town Korean Bbq

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
  • Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 5450 SE 82nd Ave At the Corner of Foster and 82nd, Portland, OR 97266-4811
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8. TOJI Korea Grill House

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 4615A SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
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7. Boomers BBQ

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Bar
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 1335 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217-8145
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6. Clay’s Smokehouse Grill

  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 2932 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1352
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5. The People’s Pig

  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
  • Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 3217 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1550
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4. Southland Whiskey Kitchen

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (134 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Bar
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 1422 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
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3. Reverend’s BBQ

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (117 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 7712 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6348
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2. Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (371 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Bar
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 9911 Northeast Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220
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1. Podnah’s Pit BBQ

  • Rating: 4.0 / 5 (402 reviews)
  • Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
  • Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Address: 1625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211-4929
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