Portland would make it accessible to us west coasters[:p]
and kirk, welcome.
KC and area would be interesting too.
Kansas City could be a redoux of Calvin Trillin’s famous mid 70s Playboy article and hit Arthur Bryants (which he called the Worlds Greatest Resaurant), Jess & Jims, or, one of my personal favorites, Jack Stack in Martin City. There are a bunch of others there, and you won’t find a cheaper venue, nor one more in the heart of the country. I’d love to have a BBQ for the group, if it weren’t just a tad too far from home.