9. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon – Feast on BBQ smoked meats at Grasslands Barbecue.
You’ll catch Drew Marquis on Saturday mornings at the Hood River farmers market, patiently slicing brisket as a line snakes beyond his table.
Sam Carroll had time on his hands. Early last year after the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the longtime head brewer lost his position at North Portland’s Occidental Brewing, so what else to do but start making barbecue in his backyard.
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Welcome, Nicki and Drew Marquis, founders of Grasslands Barbecue, to White Salmon! Grasslands Barbecue will be starting soon with pop-ups until the new food truck is ready in June and will be featuring Texas ish style barbecue with oak wood-smoked meats like brisket, pulled pork, and handmade sausages as well as rotating sides such as hatch chile grits, collard beans, pimento cheese and more.