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About Ned Ludd

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!

3925 NE MLK Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Open every night of the week from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M.

Cross Street:
Failing

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 288-6900

Website:
http://nedluddpdx.com/

Catering:
We will provide a Ned Ludd experience designed for your specific event.

Parking Details:
We have a small private lot. Street parking is also available on Failing, Garfield, and MLK.

Public Transit:
Trimet stops #5907 & #5906

Executive Chef:
Jason French

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ned Ludd Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (338)
Hot Spot (209)
Notable Wine List (206)
Good for Groups (165)
Great for Brunch (130)
Good for a Date (73)
Creative Cuisine (72)
Local Ingredients (71)
Cozy (63)
Kid-friendly (55)
Late-night Find (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Authentic (41)
Seasonal (36)
Great for Lunch (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Casual (29)
Healthy (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Fun (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Organic (21)
Tasting Menu (18)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Scenic View (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tapas (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, great service. Overall great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The snap peas with chili and the trout were cooked perfectly. The service was, however, slow and unresponsive at best. The fixed service charge probably doesn't promote much motivation.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great, unique place for dinner. We loved the food, good service as well. Interesting interior, and happy to go back to the place next visit to Portland!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It's just good. Trust me. !

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Steak was ordered medium rare and came out medium well. Entrée sides unproportional By the time our server checked up on us, we already finished our entrées. Cocktails and pistachio beat appetizer were on point! We were expecting a more personable experience. Nonetheless, we will be back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The service, drinks, and food were all amazing. I wish they had a larger menu, they only had four mains plus a special, two of which were fish, which I don't like. It also seemed a tad overpriced, but not drastically so. Overall, I liked it and would recommend it, but it might not be for me.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Recently had dinner here for a friends birthday. Everything was so great except the food! The dishes were over salted including the dessert. Pretty disappointed for the price we paid. Would only recommend this place if you're getting cocktails.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had one of the best family brunches here for Mother's Day and there was truly something for everyone. The strawberries with cream and cocoa nibs were delightful. The pickled veggies and rosemary hazelnuts addictive. The caramelized French toast dense and delicious and the halibut with lemon beurre blanc was OMG l-lick-your-plate fantastic -- just wish there was more of it. Can't believe it's taken us so long to discover such a quintessentially Portland gem and we will be back for dinner next time. Thank you, Ned Ludd!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Each dish was precise and perfect

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I had not been to Ned Ludd in about 18 months and I won't wait that long again. We did the Chef's choice tasting menu for $60 and it was worth every penny. The plates just kept coming! Every bite was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food is reliably excellent here. I almost always get the whole trout, but I've had a lot of great dishes. It can get a little crowded and noisy with that, but it's a cozy warm place for a special occasion or to eat at the bar for a nice meal on my own.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food was OUTSTANDING...delicious and creative. Flatbread with beet tahini and Tuscan chicken livers were amazing. Interesting ambiance and décor. Seating was a little (too?) cozy.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Multi-course menu was fabulous...but too much food! Everything was fresh and innovative. The salads were terrific, the trout and pork exceptional. We took dessert to go because we couldn't eat another bite. Kyle was a great server. The only issues were two incessant talkers next to us (we had no choice but to hear about their dental & health issues, dirt on friends and ex's) and splinters in my pants from the bench seat! Oh...and parking was difficult.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Another fantastic meal at Ned Ludd! Also grateful for their support of community organizations like Zenger Farm!!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Phenomenal experience from start to finish. Servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Food was AMAZING. I really need to come back and do the Family Feast option.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Waitstaff was very disappointing - woman was new to the job and poorly trained - humbugged us about ordering, next courses, etc.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Our guests from Vancouver, BC were thrilled to get out of downtown and experience one of Portland's best for a long, delicious, comfortable, multi-course meal with great wine and conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Good service, knowledgeable staff. Very helpful for first time visitors. Food was above board all around, the trout dish was particularly good. Reasonable prices and good atmosphere. If you like the wood-fired concept, they will not steer you wrong here. If you do dislike smoked/wood-fired flavor, then most likely you should look elsewhere.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Years ago we had a great brunch at Ned Ludd and so we were excited to try them for dinner. We were completely disappointed by the menu, our appetizer ( flabby soft 'flatbread' ) and then the charcuterie platter, which had some of the blandest items we've ever tasted on a charcuterie board. It was so bland that we didn't order anything more but rather asked for the check and walked to a nearby pizza place (which was delicious). To bad to see such a good place turn so pointless.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 9, 2017

I've been wanting to eat here, as I'm eating my way through Eater PDX's 38 list, and Ned Ludd is in the 30s. I can see why it's on the list now! The menu isn't huge, but it's very tasty. It's build around a wood-fired theme, but I didn't feel like that dominated the experience. The decor is fun- rustic complimented by funky chandeliers. We started with the flatbread with both dips - beet and (?) creme fraiche, maybe? - and they were delicious! I had the Luddite cocktail, which had the (now obligatory) one large square ice cube in it, but the drink, while spendy, was delicious. And everyone at the table ordered the pork shoulder, which was roasted to perfection - crispy on the outside, juicy and bits of yummy fat on the inside - served over cowboy beans in a lovely broth, with watercress on top and it was...wait for it...delicious! Then we split the carrot cake (which was more like a pound cake or carrot bread, take your pick) served with a marmalade and sour cream sauce, and it was...well, you can figure that out.

We were catching up with a friend who'd been traveling for six months in South America, so we wanted an intimate setting without a lot of interruption, and, being tucked in the corner, it was as if our waitress, Eleanor, was our lifeline to the outside world, and when we needed her, she was there; otherwise, she let us be and the evening went by swimmingly.

Thanks for a great introduction, Ned Ludd. We will be back, perhaps over the summer to check out that mysterious outdoor tent area on the side of your restaurant - is that for customers? Oh, and your sign is not exactly prominent. We had to go around the block, park and walk around a little bit to find you because the writing on the sign is light. But that's OK. Maybe others will give up, and we can have the place to ourselves next time...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2017

I went to Ned Ludd with a friend on Sunday. We had a hard time finding it because it was rather hidden behind a white tent, but the hostess actually came out of the building to find me and guide me in! Very nice! The food was very good to excellent, the sauce on the pork was stupendous and the haus charcuterie was wonderful. The lamb was good, just not spectacular like the pork. I had a Manhattan which was excellent since it was made with Antiqua vermouth. My friend wanted a rum and coke which was not available...they don't have standard sodas. I convinced him to have a rum and ginger beer with lime which was tasty but not quite what he had wanted. The noise level was a bit high to speak quietly to a dinner partner but not unpleasant. The décor was charming.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was good, staff was very friendly and accommodating. The only criticism I have was that the entrees arrived really fast while we were still enjoying drinks and appetizers

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

It was amazing! Great service and atmosphere. Truly memorable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Loved everything about this place! The decor, the menus, the drinks, the service. We'll definitely be going back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Best meal I've had in a long time. A hidden gem indeed! Highly recommended! Will be going to eat here when I come back to Portland. Wish every city had a Ned Ludd!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tapas, Cozy, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Love this place! Our food and drinks were both incredible – and our server was helpful in offering suggestions for what we were craving.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Vegan, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Ned Ludd. We originally had a reservation for two but another friend wanted to join our party. The host was able to accommodate this change less than an hour before our reservation on a Saturday night. We felt very welcomed upon arrival. We did have to wait about ten minutes for our table but were offered a seat at the bar during our wait. The service was wonderful. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was cozy and quiet despite being fully booked. Overall an excellent experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I will post offline the reason for my ratings above.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The trout was the best trout we ever had!! BUT the service was not. We were ignored pretty much the first 1/2 hr, when finally a server came over, we thought she was our server but she was very rushed and didn't stop long enough for us to ask questions. A long while later, a gentleman came over to let us know he is our server. Even though he was very nice, there was no apology for the long wait. When we got the bill, we found out the 18% tip is already included...hmmmm...the whole meal took 3 hours!!! Unfortunately we decided it's not worth the drive to try them again.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Love this place. Wonderful atmosphere, perfect service, and delightful food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Food was great and a bargain. (ate the Portland dine out selections). Servers attentive. We said yes, when asked if we wanted to take our leftovers with us, but the plates were taken and the leftovers never returned.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Casual mid week dinner was perfect. Comfort food on a rainy night in Portland. Rich,delicious, spare ribs with smoky potatoes and a great beet salad. Add good wine and attentive staff and we were both happy we decided to revisit Ned Ludd.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Food great. Service not. Very slow. Asked servicer about the contents of a dish and she never got back to us with an answer. Asked to take home the remaining main course but never got it!

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Thought the food was good but not great. Very small menu with limited choices. Wine was very over priced. The window next to our table had dirt piled up on the sill! We won't be going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2017

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We visited here during Portland Dining Month. The food was amazing! The service, spectacular! We will definitely be back and will be telling our friends all about our experience. Loved the rustic decor, and warm atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We have been here several times for dinner and once for brunch This visit was during Portland dining month which was a tasty menu. The panna cotta was well made, smooth and pleasantly flavored. We added the flat bread and roasted broccoli to round out the meal. Service was excellent and wine assistance helped us land on the perfect option. We will be back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Very intimate good food great service

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 22, 2017

I am vegetarian and found good options! It was yummy. Unfortunately my two friends did not enjoy their meal...ribs weren't flavorful. Waiter willing to make changes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We did the Portland Monthly dining option on a Sunday night. It was incredibly delicious and fresh! Not only that but the chef delivered our food and answered all our questions. It was quaint and homey and inviting. I loved it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Romantic, Cozy
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