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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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Today
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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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  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy, Quick Lunch by Tram Stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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New York City, New York
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208 reviews 208 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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328 reviews 328 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
474 helpful votes 474 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I was disappointed by the sevice and the food here. the burgers are uninspired and lacking in flavor. the service is blase and the people don't seem to want to be there. I don't recommend this place. there are way better places to go to get a great burger in this twon.

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Portland, Oregon
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Really enjoy this place, every sandwich I've had is good and loaded with filling. And they have really good gluten free buns that don't fall apart too bad. The fries are always perfectly cooked and they have a great assortment of dipping sauces. The really friendly helpful service (especially by the person who is either the manager or owner) is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

My boyfriend and I stopped here for a quick bite to eat before a concert at the Rosewood theater, which is just around the corner. We are so glad that we did. This was one of the best sandwiched I have eaten. Fresh ingredients, lots of choies including paninis, Phillys, burgers and salads. They also have a wide selection of... More 

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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?