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Portland (well, Milwaukie, close enough) BBQ

Jill-O | Jan 2, 200204:52 PM

Had a great New Years weekend and one of the highlights was dinner at Buster's. Really good BBQ - texas style, which, to me, means it's about the meat, not about the sauce. It's smoked and that's what gives it flavor. There are different sauces you can use on the side, and they are at a little salad bar and are good (hot, mild, sweet), but the meat's the thing...

My partner and I wanted to try a lot of different things so I had a 2-meat dinner ($9.95) of pork tenderloin and beef brisket with cole slaw and BBQ beans on the side. Partner (Pahdnah, if we're talkin' 'cue) had the babybacks (pork) with 2 meats ($14.95)- beef ribs and hot links (sausages) and she had a baked potato and salad.

Eveything was good but the beef brisket and the baby backs were very very good and the beef ribs were not far behind that (I'm not a huge sausage fan but the links were tasty too). The sides were good too as was the iced tea (free refills). (An aside - I fell in love with beef ribs at a place in Queens, NYC - Pearson's Texas BBQ (read some posts on this site about it)- and none have measured up since.)

Seems that there's several (3?4?) of these around this area.

So, all you Portland area 'hounds, I'm new to the area...where do you do 'cue?

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