325 NE Russell St., Portland, OR 97212
This restaurant is so close by, it’s a wonder why it took me so long to get post this! Sorry for those patiently anticipating….but if you don’t know our favorite rib joint by now, you’re out of the loop and Russell’s not it.
What we ordered: Meat-a-palooza Platter! (Comes with your choice of 3 meats, I chose brisket, pulled pork and a sausage link), The Half rack of Baby Back Pork Rib Platter.
How we ordered it: Each platter comes with two sides. Your choice of mac’n cheese, cole slaw, greens, fries, barbecue beans, candied yams, potatoe salad and house tossed salad. We of course went with the greens and the candied yams.
What we got:
Cost: Half rack of baby back ribs – $13.50, Meat-a-palooza Platter – $16.00
Quantity: The amount of meat you get is moderate. With the Meat-a-Palooza, I was expecting 3 ginormous plates or something. With a name like that, I was definitely disappointed. Those with large appetites may leave hungry. It’s no Podnah’s Tuesday Rib special, but it’s a tasty meal.
Quality: The meat is great! It is tasty, falls-off-the-bone delicious and moist.
(Pic coming soon)
Filed under: Barbecue, Southeast Portland | Tags: Barbecue, food cart, late night, paleo
Lookng for late night eats? There’s a small parking lot across from the Shell Gas station and diagonal from Burgerville, near SE 12th and Hawthorne. This parking area is now filled with food carts, it’s like a late night eats food cartfest on the SE side of town. We’ve been complaining how there’s no place to eat in this town after 10 pm except for Ihop, Denny’s or some other carb infested breakfast restaurant. When my co-worker told me about a BBQ food cart being open until 4 am, I really thought he was pulling my leg.
What we ordered: BBQ chicken, Brisket.
How we ordered it: Just the meat please, no bread.
What we got:
Cost: BBQ Chicken – $4.75, Brisket – $4.75
Quality: Delicious, nutritious and gosh darn tasty. If you can remember, tell them to hold off on the barbecue sauce. There’s a lot of sugar in the bbq sauce and they are pretty generous with it.
Quantity: For the price, it was a great deal.
This was a great find! Late night (after 10 pm) the parking lot had about 5 different food carts. As for the Paleo friendly food cart, Q BBQ was the best option. People were steadily coming in and out. I’m sure it’s hopping at 2 am! During the summer this place will be packed! Remember to bring your cash!
Filed under: Barbecue, Northeast Portland | Tags: Barbecue, Northeast Portland, paleo, ribs
5410 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR
Parking lot of New Seasons on 33rd and Killingsworth.
There is a new coupon on Restaurant.com for Cannon’s, so we had to go there! (If you missed the blog post about restaurant.com, let me recap: Restaurant.com sells $25 gift certificates for $10. www.slickdeals.net posts Promo Codes for restaurant.com. The promo codes give you anywhere from 60 – 80% off the price of the gift certificate. We never buy a gift certificate at full price! So it makes your meal even cheaper!)
OK, back to Cannon’s….
What we ordered: Half pound of brisket, Full rack of ribs, 2 corn on the cobs
How we ordered it: No barbecue sauce please! There’s a lot of sugar on the sauce and they load it up on the ribs and brisket.
What we got:
Cost: Rack of pork ribs – $23, Brisket – $10 for half pound, Corn – $1 each
Quality: Ribs were a little dry. Even though we said to hold the barbecue sauce, doesn’t mean it still shouldn’t be dry….Brisket was spectacular. Moist and tasty.
Quantity: OK, half pound of brisket really was not as much as we had hoped, but the quality was pretty good. Ribs were really just OK, not as good as Podnah’s. They did keep the rib tips on the ribs which definitely added to the meat amount.
(picture was not taken at Cannon’s) Definitely not the best in Portland. It was just OK. For the price and the amount, it’s right smack in the middle. RIbs were definitely a bit disappointing. But there’s a new Special price on the Bucket of Rib Tips – $18. Though because this is a special, it doesn’t work with the restaurant.com coupon, it’s not a bad deal by itself. In general though barbecue places are great for any Paleo needs. All meat all the time, with no need for substitutions, usually, it’s great if you’re in a bind and not sure what to eat for the protein part of your meal.