Grasslands BBQ Hood River

Grasslands BBQ

When you come to visit Hood River undoubtedly you may want to try the best that Hood River has to offer and if you are into BBQ you must try Grasslands BBQ here in Hood River.  Now, I myself am a fan of trying new foods, I absolutely love BBQ, I like to grill a lot of my own meats and am fascinated about grilling and smoking.  If you get the chance you need to try this, this BBQ is top notch, I have never had a bad experience with this BBQ and they are known to mix up their food with different menu items to give you a reason to keep coming back.

This past week I tried their sausage breakfast sandwich and I was blown away by how good it was.  The sausage was had to myself the perfect balance of smokey flavor with the perfect slight “kick” to it.  It was absolutely delicious and worth every bit the price you will pay for it.  Get there early if you are planning on getting their breakfast sandwich though because the line can fill up fast.  Every order is made on the spot so along with a long line you may want to plan on getting there when they open if your aim is to get some breakfast from them.

BBQ Sandwich
Breakfast at Grasslands BBQ Hood River
Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict from Grasslands BBQ in Hood River

Check on their Instagram and website for times as they have been at other locations but if you can catch them here in Hood River this is highly highly recommended!!

All of the dishes I have had whether it is breakfast or lunch have been spectacular!  Just have a look at some of their food items!


Grasslands BBQ Food in Hood River
Grasslands BBQ Food in Hood River
Smoked Brisket
Smoked Beef Brisket from Grasslands BBQ in Hood River


Their menu changes slightly which is understandable, as the ingredients from what I have seen have been the best and highest quality food and I don’t think they would make anything sub standard, and it seems as if they have been known to experiment with different menu items, so that being said on the website itself they seem to have a sample menu.

Don’t let that fool or stop you from trying this BBQ place though!

Smoked Meats from the website:

  • Beef Brisket (Saturday only) – This king of Texas barbecue is slow smoked for 16-18 hours
  • Pulled Pork – Rubbed with our Cajun Tasso seasoning and smoked for 12 hours
  • Pork Belly Burnt Ends – Black pepper crusted chunks of pork belly, smoked and glazed with a ginger, soy, and serrano vinaigrette
  • Black Pepper Chicken Thighs – Thighs brined with lemon & allspice, marinated with our Bird Sauce then smoked and sliced to order
  • Hatch Chile & Cheddar Sausage – Housemade pork sausage with chopped Los Roast hatch chilies and Tillamook cheddar
  • Rotating Sausage – We love making different kinds of sausage so you might expect at least one other offering from our catalogue


Videos of Grasslands BBQ at the Farmers Market in Hood River:

Hours and Location

According to their website their hours start at 11:30 near the riverfront here in Hood River, however, lately as of March 2022 they have been starting at 10am for breakfast until 11:30, then its the lunch menu all day. That is according to their Instagram so looks like they have been opening as early as 10am on Saturdays.  Look for them at the Farmers Market here in Hood River.

A note on the Farmers Market.  The Farmers Market here is on the Riverfront near Ferment Brewery on Saturdays here during winter, but it changes for Spring and Summer to the parking lot in front of Hood River Cinema and Full Sail Brewery as the weather warms a bit.


Thanks for reading and I h0pe you enjoy the BBQ from Grasslands as much as I have! 



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