City: Portland, Ore.
Address: 625 NE Killingsworth St. 

The Pacific Northwest isn’t exactly known for its awesome barbecue, but Portland’s buzzing beer and beard scene is giving way to another manly, lumberjackian pleasure: meat. Podnah’s Pit’s self-made smoker is spitting out about thirty tons of barbecue a year including, of course, the Texas-style St. Helen’s brisket, a ruby trout, a half smoked chicken, and the most popular item on the menu: the Pitboss.

This bad boy ponies up a quarter pound of brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausage, and lots and lots of heartburn. Soak up your drippings with white, onion, or jalapeno bread and if you’re on a suicide mission, start that meal off with Podnah’s trailer trash tastiness: the Frito Pie.