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Rollin’ Thunder BBQ prepares to hit road

Restaurant has been in Pier 11 since 2006

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 8, 2017 9:40AM

Bruce McBride has operated Rollin’ Thunder BBQ in Pier 11 since 2006.

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Bruce McBride has operated Rollin’ Thunder BBQ in Pier 11 since 2006.

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After more than a decade outlasting a rotating cast of businesses in Astoria’s Pier 11, the one-man operation Rollin’ Thunder BBQ is closing Dec. 22 as owner Bruce McBride returns to California.

McBride started in April 2006 after relocating to the North Coast from California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. The business has helped facilitate various clubs, including the North Coast Ukulele Strummers, motorcycling groups and a chess club.

“It’s just a time in my life when I need to make a change,” McBride said. “My daughter’s been shouldering the burden of caring for my folks. Now it’s just my dad left. She’s graduated from college and is working full time. I had my good times here, 20 years of what I would consider paradise, and it’s time to go home and take care of business.”



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