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Ned Ludd

#167 of 3,456 Restaurants in Portland
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3925 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212-1117 (Failing)
+1 503-288-6900
17:00 - 10:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 10:00
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Portland, Oregon
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192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and staff at Ned Ludd's can't be beat. My husband took my daughter, 2 grandchildren and me on this special day. I think I had the best prepared Halibut I have ever had - moist and so fresh. Everyone else praised their food. Their meals are cooked in ta wood fired oven giving it a special flavor. My... More 

Thank margaretcov
Livermore, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last minute we decided to try NL. I think if we hadn't had a friend recommend and know where this place was we would have never seen it. Love the decor, very Portland. Drinks of sparkling Rosè and a Chardonnay, did not disappoint. Shared some salads, cheese plate and the Gnocchi. I must say, I am a pretty good cook... More 

1 Thank KellieJB
Kingston, New York
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236 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were visiting our son in Portland who's a real foodie. He sent us links to about six of the restaurants he thought we would enjoy. After reading all the excellent menu selections, we chose Ned Ludd because they felt most closely aligned with the the type of food we like. They have a strong commitment to supporting local agriculture... More 

1 Thank MaryAnneErickson
Milwaukie, Oregon
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131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Three of our party tried the Portland Dining Month prix fixe menu. Big mistake. The "short ribs" were served as a dollop of meat porridge over bland mashed carbohydrates with a couple wilted green leaves. Why the server bothered to set out steak knives was a mystery. The small dining room is cluttered beyond reason with antiques and rustic stuff... More 

Thank Jeremy S
McMinnville, OR
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

No one in our group was happy with the PDM menu, so we ordered off of the regular menu. It was wonderful!! Two of our group were GF, but we had no trouble finding a satisfactory choice. The whole trout was to die for"- really! And their soup, which was "winter greens" was delicious. We will definitely go again! We... More 

Thank BakerStreetInn
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Eight of us went here for my birthday and ordered the family feast. It pretty much included the entire menu. Everything was great. The amount of food was huge and the staff timed service perfectly so we had time to digest it. They were also very friendly and helpful and made the meal very enjoyable. The menu is very creative... More 

Thank chicubby
Santa Fe
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329 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Nice warm inviting place with chopped wood all over and under. Small parking lot on side otherwise street parking. Service was good and 18% is automatically added to bill. The hits... Drink the Vintage. I couldn't pass up a cocktail with aquavit and I was correct. It was fabulous and strong. My friend enjoyed the smoke break. The flatbread is... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

First dinner at this much talked about NE Portland restaurant and we walked away being mostly disappointed. The individual entrees looked great but decided to try the special Valentines Day tasting menu and it was not a good choice for us. The pacing was erratic throughout, the ingredients while high in quality never quite worked for either of us in... More 

Thank cclark72
Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had heard rave reviews of Ned Ludd- a must check-out sort of place! Maybe it was the couple shoving their tongues down each others' throats at the table across from us that killed some of the vibe. Or the cocktail that was weak and not as flavorful as I had hoped. The food was decent- we got a little... More 

Thank Celia M
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1,670 reviews
1,038 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Kind of limited menu. A little boring but well done. Good people. Solid carriage. Some things shone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 25
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3925 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212-1117
  • Public Transportation: Trimet stops #5907 & #5906
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-288-6900
Ned Ludd is an American Craft Kitchen located in the Historic NE King Neighborhood. Chef/Owner Jason French offers foods cooked exclusively in a wood fired oven. We are committed to products sourced from local and regional purveyors. Our food is simple, rustic and meant to satisfy those who seek an authentic Northwest meal. The food, service and ambiance work together in an effort to offer a unique and casual Portland culinary experience. We are fortunate to live within an amazing network of passionate and committed farmers, foragers and craft producers. We hope you will join us to celebrate the bounty of the Greater Portland food community!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?