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Cannon's Rib Express Catering

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5410 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7404
+1 503-288-3836
11:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

For years I've recommended Cannon's Rib Express as one of the best BBQs in Portland. It wasn’t Memphis-good, but it was good for here. Everything was made the right way by people who saw Q as their passion. Sadly, times have changed. We went back tonight, dreaming of their smoky ribs and thick sauce. Instead, what we got was the... More 

Thank millron
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

If you're on this site then I expect you looked at the pictures. It's a whole in the wall Shack. Nothing special except for the food. I had the brisket meal with greens and Mac and cheese. I was surprised to find the brisket sliced thing, not really down south style. Then I figured it out. They slice it all... More 

Thank spelkey56
Vashon, Washington
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Tasty collards and super flavorful brisket made this a highly enjoyable lunch. Service was relaxed which is the way it ought to be.

Thank James N
Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

one night i was driving by this place and saw it and the day after remembered where it was and decided to stop on by and check this place out give it a try because it said portland best bbq in town. the young man who served me was nice and very friendly to help me out about the pie's.... More 

Thank Dcbabes433
Portland, Oregon
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

This place was very good. It is hands down the best BBQ I have had since living in Portland. I ordered the pork rib dinner. The sides I decided on were red beans and rice, baked beans and a cornbread muffin. The beans were excellent and it was nice to finally have cornbread again made with a "sweet cake mix".... More 

Thank Tulsadivers
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Don't order the"sides"(especially you are taiwanese) Ribs are good, but need your hands, not the plastic forks and knifes.

Thank 620chrisk
Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Everything at Cannon's is great! Ribs, Brisket. Chicken, sausages, etc..... All great smoke and bark. Sauces go from Mild to Hot. All tasty. Cobblers are simple but good. Sides are fantastic! Mac-n-cheese is rich and creamy... Greens are smokey and porky. and so on. Pretty much a take-ot place but there is covered seating. It's a must!

Thank Mike W
Huntington Beach, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great food! Great staff! We could've spent our afternoon just eating plate after plate but alas, we had to go. As we finished our plates the owner walked around offered customers fresh cut watermelon to go along with our meals. Such a sweet addition to our meal! Definitely a can't miss...

Thank HoyaMom99
Portland, oregon
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

Cannon's ranks (in my opinion) as one of the best bar-b-que places in Portland, but it rarely gets the attention of reviewers. It's not "showy" but for great ribs at a reasonable price this is the place to go.

Thank genebean
Portland, Oregon
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2010

This is the real deal. Pork sandwiches and ribs smoked to perfection. Flavorful sauces and side orders; green, red beans and rice, etc. If you are a fan of the Fresh Air BBQ in Georgia, Alabama's Golden Rule, or Pecos BBQ in Seattle this is you place


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5410 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7404
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-288-3836

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