Craving Southern food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Southern spots around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.
Looking to catch up on the latest popular spots? There's no time like the present, since consumer spending at restaurants tends to increase in December in the Portland area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM for small business and email marketing for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Portland-area restaurants last year rose by 13% in December over the month before.
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First on the list is Terlingua. Located at 52 Washington Ave., the bar and Latin American spot, which offers barbecue and more, is the highest-rated Southern restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 176 reviews on Yelp.
2. Salvage BBQ
Next up is Valley Street's Salvage BBQ, situated at 919 Congress St. With four stars out of 313 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score barbecue has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Noble Barbecue
Riverton's Noble Barbecue, located at 1706 Forest Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score barbecue and sandwiches 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews.