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The People's Pig

#350 of 3,414 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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SW 9th and Alder, Portland, OR
+1 503-282-2800
11:00 - 15:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My taste buds started watering when I saw the smokers going right outside. Gritty atmosphere. Great smoked meat. Excellent collards and cornbread. Reasonable prices.

Thank Bob K
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Hawaii and can't get the southern style BBQ with that great smoked flavor. The People's Pig filled the bill! We both loved what we ate. I had the BBQ beef sandwich and my husband had the ribs. Both to die for!

Thank Dolsen9999
Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My son and I love this place. Everything here is good. Sides: macaroni and potato salad are amazing. Corn bread is so good it's dessert. Lamb, pork, chicken, etc. It's all amazing. One plate is enough food for two. Your clothes may smell like BBQ when you leave but it's so worth it. Then do to go also.

Thank David S
Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Oh man was I bummed out with this experience. The quality of the ingredients was good - I'll give them that. We just did not enjoy the flavors at all. Everything was very salty and the cornbread was cold. Portland has some quality BBQ spots, but this just isn't one of them. Service was okay.

Thank Lindsay B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The food was average served promptly in a space that I would envision as an an old school barbecue shack. Booth seating was very uncomfortable with what appeared to be metal back supports spaced approximately 2' apart leading to a decision not to linger too long. Portions were adequate and fairly priced. We tried a barbecue pork sandwich and a... More 

Thank Jgrayrib
Plymouth, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had the pork shoulder, fried smoked chicken, pulled pork and Cuban. All were great....what you would expect from a BBQ place.

Thank MNPack12
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I have eaten regularly at Peoples Pig for at least the past 6 months. It started with fall-off-the-bone tender ribs. Good side dishes. I have attributed the less frequent tenderness to growing pains, but have stayed with PP, until recently. I invited several people over for dinner, ordered several orders of ribs, picked them up, took them home (half hour).... More 

Thank Doug H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I've eaten my share of smoked meat. But The People's Pig impressed even this jaded New Yorker. Tried the pork, lamb, and chicken, and all three were wonderful. The beautiful thick slices of smoked pork (loin?) on my first outing were among the best I've ever eaten anywhere, and the smoked fried chicken was like nothing I've ever tasted. Plus... More 

Thank gbakernyc
Benton City, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

In Portland for a quick business transaction, Cousin takes us to The People's Pig and felt like we were cooking in our own backyard! Was fresh, mouth watering delicious, and very personable. We definitely will dine there again.

Thank gloee65
Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My sister and I had seen the TV show raving about the smoked fried chicken sandwich and wanted to judge for ourselves. It was really good, for sure, but I actually liked the smoked pork sandwich better. The sauce on the fried chicken sandwich had a little bit too much heat for the flavors of the chicken. I would get... More 

Thank glen k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SW 9th and Alder, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-282-2800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?