|At Elder Hall… Monday night!|
This evening I went over to Ned Ludd for pizza and hip hop music. I've been before on a Monday night when the dining room was packed with the likes of other pizza lovers, Ned Ludd lovers and Karen Brooks, food critic for Portland Monthly Magazine. She and I sat at opposite sides of the dining room but I knew who she was even though she had no idea who I was or that I was the one person in that room that loved pizza more than anyone else there. With the music and that pizza oven popping out one pie after the other, I could hardly contain my excitement for my pizza pie. It came, I ate it and it was delicious. Karen and I both agreed via Twitter that it was probably the best pizza we have had in Portland and so it was… Ned Ludd serving a simple menu on Monday evenings for dinner in NE Portland was a good idea!
|Dessert with apples and caramel!|
A place for family gatherings, parties of sorts and a nice sit down on long tables with strangers that soon become friends, Elder Hall behind Ned Ludd came to be and now is open to serve your gathering needs! We had the choice this evening to dine there or in the main Ned Ludd dining room and chose this new gathering space, Elder Hall. Born from the Kickstarter program, this dining hall exudes a closeness, a sense of family and friendship that is perfect for any type of gathering including business meetings, dinners and receptions of any type. The decor of dado, walls of natural wood, a fireplace filled with logs and shelves all around lined with old things found in someones kitchen, cute things that make you feel at home as soon as you walk in to the room make this space just right!
I am sure Elder Hall is one of the most perfect spots in Portland for those gatherings this season and on in to the new year. I am sure you will feel at home and happy while dining here and enjoying the delicious food that comes from Jason French's small kitchen at Ned Ludd.
Be sure to go check out pizza night on Mondays this season and enjoy the warmth of this place and the wonderful scents of that wood-fired oven baking your pie. Best place to be in Portland on a cold Monday evening or any other night of the week for that matter.
|Ned Ludd Dining Room!|
|Pickle, warm olives and nuts!|