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Theo's

Old Town - Chinatown
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121 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3811
503-226-2828
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Burger and Potato Salad

Stumbled on Theo's while looking for a different restaurant. An avocado burger sounded interesting and since they seem to specialize in bacon -- how could I go wrong? The burger was tasty and while a bit pink in the center -- my business associate and I made the right choice for lunch. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Bothell, Washington
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Bothell, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stumbled on Theo's while looking for a different restaurant. An avocado burger sounded interesting and since they seem to specialize in bacon -- how could I go wrong? The burger was tasty and while a bit pink in the center -- my business associate and I made the right choice for lunch. The potato salad was also very good. Spiced... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Walked two blocks from the downtown Dollar Rental Car lot on the advice of the workers there. I was looking for something that I could take to the train station to eat there while I waited to board the Amtrak Empire Builder. Theo's was awesome! I found the menu a little confusing but ordered the roast beef sandwich with chips.... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Got off the MAX tram, hungry for my late breakfast. Discovered Theo's strictly by accident by the tram stop. What? No pan fries? Well not a good beginning but salad or fries would be necessary to replace pan fries on this particular day at 10 am. However ... turned out fine. Excellent sandwiches and paninis. Great coffee. Better prices than... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As we walked around Old Town searching for an inexpensive and comfortable place for lunch, we lucked upon Theo's. The food was very, very good and priced reasonably. The service was excellent and I cannot express how friendly everyone who worked there was to us. We definitely will return.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is for the Theo's that is on the 4th floor of the U.S. Main Post Office across from Union Station. We grabbed a quick bite before boarding a train at the advice of a station worker. The atmosphere is not that great, eating in a cafeteria setting with workers who brought their lunch was not ideal for us. Plus... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Average food, ok prices. Staff was aloof and almost burnt my burger (could hear employee remind another there was a burger that needed to be flipped before it was burnt) Staff attitudes weren't worth spending another $7 burger on my vacation

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stopped by for lunch on Memorial Day because not too much was open in downtown Portland, especially in the dining program. Some of the “roach coaches” are in the dining guide, but we avoided those. We ordered at the register and then waited for our food. I had the garlic beef sandwich with curly fries, and other half had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The best hotdog in downtown Portland. It's right off the MAX trax so, a perfect spot to hit before you venture out on your day. Awesome atmosphere and view of chinatown.

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Really cool little breakfast/lunch spot. The food is really fresh and delicious. Excellent value. We'll definitely be coming here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Best burger I have eaten in quite a while. Had to wait a few mins but worth it. Wonderful fries also. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3811
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 503-226-2828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?