Ned Ludd

4.8
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977 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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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JustinB
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Two of the 4 dishes were very good, portion sizes were appropriate to price.

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vipCatherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars on social distancing in addition to the food, ambiance, and hospitality. HIGHLY recommend.

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gjaniej
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasure dining here❣️

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gjaniej
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful meal on the patio on a cool but imminently pleasant fall evening. Some of the best oysters we’ve eaten, delicious smoked potatoes with fresh trout roe, a perfectly cooked and seasoned trout for me and an excellent pork shoulder dish for my hubby. Loved your take on a Manhattan, and was happy to see Syncline, one of my favorite winery’s offering by the glass.

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LauraT7
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. They have clearly made a huge effort to make dining safe. Tables were more than 6ft apart and all staff wore masks.

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vipKKpdx
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’ve forgotten how great Ned Ludd is let me remind you. The food was amazing! Great service too with masks and social distancing. They have two separate outdoor areas for dining with lots of space between each table. The beets and the Brie mushroom toast were the highlights but that chocolate chip cookie with vanilla milk was a close runner up! Go now and keep this restaurant in business!

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AdrianV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and service. Had the mushroom toast and house pickles as appetizers which were both delectable. My flank steak cooked to medium rare perfection with chanterelles and chimichuri sauce was so good I didn't want it to end. Paired perfectly with a cab franc blend from Division wine co-op. My wife's trout was as tasty as usual. Covid's presented its challenges but Jason French and the NL crew have not missed a beat!

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vipjj0hnson
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails & service, as always! Loved dining on the patio on a beautiful fall evening.

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vipDrog
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our fourth or fifth time dining here. The food was not as tasty overall and quite well done (over done) service was efficient. Probably won’t return until post Covid

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LaurenD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! You have to get the roasted potatoes + trout. Also really appreciated that they actually have the tables spaced far apart - made us feel super safe being out!

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vipFoodieDC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hands down, one of the best meals we've had in Portland in the 2 years we've lived here. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat under their (temporary) covered patio out front. Tables were quite far apart to make people feel safe & comfortable regarding Covid social distancing practices. They have made it feel like an extension of their restaurant out there - chandelier & tons of houseplants too! We loved it! It was nice to get a taste of “normal” again like before Covid happened. Servers wore masks, were attentive, but not too much or too little. Food & drink were wonderful as always!

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philC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good distance dining outdoors. Great appetizers

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DaveJ
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are making Ned Ludd a regular part of our schedule. There is really nothing wrong and almost everything right about our experience with them. We have been there twice in the last month or so, sitting outside. The Covid isolation was more than adequate. The menu is not large but the selection is more than adequate. There are a number of smaller dishes and mixing these with one or two of their mains allows us to construct a delicious experience. Also, much of what is available can be served as Gluten Free which is important to us. The wine list offers a more than adequate selection and can accommodate most budgets. The service is friendly, helpful, timely and professional.

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Garrett
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty and so fun, great vibes, good food and value with great service. Thanks Ned Ludd Team!

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vipCMM60
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavor combinations with a fun selection! Nice outdoor tables with appropriate spacing.

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vipChikind
Chicago
167 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent healthy food

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ErinO
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nedd Ludd is consistently amazing. They are my favorite place whenever I want to celebrate something. They are so skilled with seasonal ingredients, creating unique flavor profiles even out of seemingly familiar combinations. Their food never feels tired or repetitive, but it also never feels like it is trying too hard. Elegant without being stuffy and creative without being pretentious. And sooooo delicious!! Love them!!!

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MarshaO
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ned Ludd is one of our favorite restaurants but this was our first time back since Covid-19 changed all our lives. We ate in outdoor seating and were so impressed with the care that was taken with space but also the simple yet lovely decor that made it feel warm and intimate. The food was just as amazing as always and the service was great. Our server managed to express friendliness and caring for our experience even though we all limited our vocal interactions. What a great job at a time that has to be so stressful and worrisome. The care for employees as well as for our safety and enjoyment of our dinner were just remarkable. We wish everyone at Ned Ludd well and we’ll be back!

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KatMac
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating makes an intimate dinner out during the pandemic peaceful.

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vipandrea
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I live this restaurant and they are doing a great job with social distanced dining. Food and cocktails were wonderful!

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JonW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST restaurant in Portland. Such an accessible menu. Probably the best dining experience I've ever had.

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Joanna
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Farm to table style food where quality and taste are phenomenal. The service is exceptional. Our server, Kyle, has taken care of us several times. He clearly loves the restaurant and is all about their food and is quite aware of timing so that he's never intruding just to ask how everything is but is there when you want him. This place only puts out the best. We can bring friends and family there knowing that they will have a wonderful time every time. ND is super careful about social distancing and has been able to grow their patio space so that the tables have plenty of space in a cute setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Delicious food and excellent wine list. Love this place.

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mdreyer
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio seating, food was on another level, and the service was perfect

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Smode
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent -- so happy that you are still open

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Jack
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt great to return to one of our favorite restaurants in Portland! We felt safe and absolutely spoiled with delicious, creative food. Thank you, Ned Ludd for your thoughtful planning and care in re-opening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! We had a great time! The outdoor space felt very Covid safe. They are taking great care of their customers.

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ChelseaB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ned Ludd has always been an exceptional restaurant and they somehow haven’t dropped a beat while navigating the new Covid restrictions. Food is the best in Portland—inventive, fresh, insanely good, and never pretentious. Plus the atmosphere and service still feels intimate and inviting. One of Portland’s best restaurants hands down.

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AH4212
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in town. Great food with original dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always always a transformative experience here. Every detail is thought of and paid attention to lovingly. By far my favorite restaurant in Portland for a decade. So happy this wonderful place is surviving in these trying times.

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vipEatingwellinthKing
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Making the best of our virus outdoor dining requirements, they did a great and safe job of it!

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Summerbye
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We restaurant for us. Off beaten track but worth the time, we would go back.

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DanW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff with knowledge of all services and foods provided. Unique foods done with great flavors

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable.

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AnnelisaS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining out experience post Covid-19. They have opened a second patio and we had a delightfully quiet dinner away from the street. The dining area was set up to allow for generous social distancing, but by using their existing furniture to set up separate dining areas, it felt very natural rather than quarantine. This was one of our first dinners out since Covid-19 and we will definitely be going back. Our server was friendly and efficient and was immediately knowledgeable about some dietary issues we needed to manage. The food was fantastic and while the salmon and pork shoulder were great, its the vegetables that always impress.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! I am still dreaming about the mushroom Brie toast.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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San42
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for outdoor, well spaced dining and Ned Ludd was perfect. We shared a wide variety of dishes and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waiter was especially pleasant. So glad we chose this restaurant

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Kathleen
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The total package at Ned Ludd was perfect. The service was impeccable, the food and wine were all amazing and we felt extremely safe, well spaced and immaculate. Will be telling everyone I know to go and can’t wait to return. It is so hard during this pandemic and dinner out here felt like such a luxury.

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Ned Ludd is rated 4.8 stars by 977 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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