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5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1511
503-288-8080
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our Absolute Go To Place

This is our go to place. Food always good. Best wings. Love their Pork Wings when they have them. Great group working there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
jcarolgentry
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Families with children
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11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is our go to place. Food always good. Best wings. Love their Pork Wings when they have them. Great group working there.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've been wanting to try NePo 42 for some time and finally stopped by for lunch. The list and quality of beers is outstanding. No one should be disappointed with the selections. I had the pulled pork sandwich for lunch - it was excellent!! The server was nice, and the chance to sit outside was enjoyable. The bar looked welcoming... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food was good. Found this on a list of Portlands best wings. The wings are .50cent during a trailblazers game. They smoke the wings then fry them yummy http://www.thrillist.com/eat/portland

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I recently met a friend here one evening. I had no expectations, since I'd never been there before. Despite the gloomy curb appeal & hard to read signage, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door. They consider themselves a 'speak easy', so the drinks are poured the way a good cocktail is meant to be made...with quality... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Terrific place in an up and coming neighborhood. We are beer geeks and their tap list is deep and interesting. The food was surprisingly good. Must admit the fries were addicting and the burgers much better than average. The salad was also extra special. It was busy and the waitress had to be reminded to bring a beer, but no... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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342 reviews 342 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Nepo 42 is the kind of place that doesn't know what it is or wants to be.They wanna be a bar.They wanna be a good beer place.They wanna be a neighborhood "hot spot".They wanna be "cool".The problem in my opinion is that they don't end up being really anything and don't achieve any one result.The staff is kinda uptight and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I expected the fine assortment of northwest beer on tap but I was delightfully surprised by the best hamburger and salad that I've had for lunch...ever. The decor matched by being classy and comfortable.

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Portland, OR
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

If you're looking for a beer that's Oregon made, but not the ol' standby, come to Nepo 42! The bartender was friendly, the beer was tasty and the happy hour was delicious. Go play a game of softball at the park across the street and then head over to quench your thirst and feed your stomach!

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Portland, OR
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Conversation upon entering the bar... Fred, the Friendly - How are you doing? Me - Wet! Fred The Friendly - That's great! Me - Great that I am wet? Fred The Friendly - What? As in who what where when? Me - No, as in wet, it is raining outside. Have you been doing shots, Fred? This was a fun... More 

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Sun Valley, ID
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We went here for happy hour and it was great! They have a neat sitting area outside-with good people watching. Their happy hour menu was awesome-tons of choices and good prices-real happy hour prices. We had their wings, fries, and veggie burger, and all were great. I would recommend this as a great happy hour spot!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-288-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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