Bark City BBQ is a food cart in North Portland serving a variety of expertly smoked meats on all natural, local Oregon Oak. You will also find classic southern sides, delicious milkshakes and a seasonal pit master influenced menu.
We see BBQ as the ultimate in hospitality, filled with memories, great conversation and laughter. We strive to bring that same feeling to the community here in Portland. Stop by the cart to have a good time with friends and family; new and old and let the good times roll.
Meet your Pit Master, Michael Keskin
Pit Master and Owner of Bark City BBQ, Michael Keskin, born and raised in Virginia, had a desire to travel and taste all the country has to offer. So he did. On his road trip, he stopped and experienced the south’s BBQ creations, while listening to the blues and making lifelong memories with great friends. He highly recommends you go on a BBQ food tour at some point in your life.
Once landing in Portland, he immediately fell in love with the city and knew he could build a career here. He has had the opportunity to work in award winning establishments, corporate settings, chef-driven kitchens and everything in between. After 18 plus years in the industry, Keskin wanted to bring his love and passion for BBQ to your plate.
As a young teen, he enjoyed BBQ in DC that changed his entire perspective on food. It is then that he fell in love with BBQ. The dish was simple: ribs smothered in sauce on white bread. It was from a BBQ pit on the streets of DC. Though simple, the flavor was life changing for Keskin. You can find his version of the dish, DC Streets, on his menu.