Smoky Perfection: This NW Style BBQ Joint Will Make Your Mouth Water

by | Mar 17, 2023 | Business, Featured, Food, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Mt. Hood, Restaurants, Travel, Western Oregon

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Pulled pork, jalapeno corn fritters, and smoked prime rib? Apple Valley BBQ's menu is on fire and ready for you to explore when visiting Parkdale, Oregon. Nestled in the heart of the Hood River Valley, this family-owned establishment has been serving up mouth-watering meats and vegetarian options since 2011.

Apple Valley BBQ In Parkdale, Oregon

Pulled BBQ meat on top of baked mac and cheese.
Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

It's not Texas style, Kansas style, or Carolina style BBQ you'll find at Apple Valley BBQ in Parkdale, Oregon.

BBQ wings. They look tasty.
Wings. Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

The delicious mouth watering meats served up at Apple Valley are all smoked with real cherry wood from around the Hood River Valley over indirect heat.

Smoked meat with a corn muffin.
Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

Apple Valley calls this Northwest style BBQ, and it's absolutely delicious.

Apricot ginger teriyaki salmon on a citrus salad with fresh greens from Tumbleweed Farm.
Apricot ginger teriyaki salmon on a citrus salad with fresh greens from Tumbleweed Farm. Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

While Apple Valley serves up a number of delicious salads, vegetarian options, and desserts like fruit pie, pear dumplings and huckleberry cinnamon rolls, it's the smoked meats that steal the show.


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Delicious looking smoked BBQ meat with baked beans and slaw on the side.
Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

A local favorite is the pulled pork sandwich, with cherry wood smoked pork and a hint of sweet BBQ sauce. The meat is tender, juicy and bursting with flavor.

Pulled pork sandwich, green beans and garlic parmesan fries.
Pulled pork sandwich, green beans and garlic parmesan fries. Photo by Dan H. via Yelp.

Another favorite is the Mushroom Grilled Onion and Swiss Burger, and also the Danger Zone Burger (with pulled pork, two cheese burger patties, bacon, BBQ sauce and all the trimmings). The Danger Zone burger is so big you might need to share!

A super tall burger with two burger patties, pulled BBQ meat, cheese, lettuce and other toppings.
Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

Smoked pork ribs are a great option at any time of day. These ribs are rubbed, slow smoked with cherry wood, and then brushed with sweet BBQ sauce. Absolutely delicious!

Jerked baby back ribs with bacon and cheddar potato cakes.
Jerked baby back ribs with bacon and cheddar potato cakes. Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

If you're looking for a great side to go with your meal, Apple Valley has a number of appetizers and sides you'll want to try.

Pork chops, apple sauce and mashed potatoes.
Pork chops, apple sauce and mashed potatoes. Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

We recommend trying the pulled pork quesadilla, jalapeno corn fritters, garlic parmesan fries, pear coleslaw, cider baked beans, and mac & cheese, just to name a few.

Check out the full menu and the drinks and desserts menu.

Apple Valley BBQ Information

Smoked half chicken with spicy apricot BBQ sauce.
Smoked half chicken with spicy apricot BBQ sauce. Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.
  • Location: 4956 Baseline Drive, Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
  • Phone: (541) 352-3554
  • Hours:
    • Monday - Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday - Sunday: 11 AM - 8 PM
  • Get more information on the Apple Valley BBQ Website, and stay up to date with the latest on their Facebook page.

You may also be interested in reading about this cute little cabin with a view of Mt. Hood in Sandy, and this historic restaurant on Mount Hood built in 1926.

Smoked BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger with fried onions.
Smoked BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger with fried onions. Photo via Apple Valley BBQ Facebook.

Have you ever eaten at Apple Valley BBQ in Parkdale? What's your favorite thing to order there? Let us know in a comment and tag the friends and family you want to go with!


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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