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Caffe Mingo

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Northwest District
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807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
503-226-4646
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
JUST REALLY GREAT!

Our party of 4 had made a reservation at Marrakesh nearby and they were rude and uncaring telling us to go to a bar someplace because it would be over an hour at least before our reserved table was ready. It was a special occasion and we were expecting to not have much success finding any place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
OregonBoltguy
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Oregon City, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 4 had made a reservation at Marrakesh nearby and they were rude and uncaring telling us to go to a bar someplace because it would be over an hour at least before our reserved table was ready. It was a special occasion and we were expecting to not have much success finding any place else on a... More 

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Thank OregonBoltguy
Vancouver
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go to this restaurant every year when we are in town and it never fails to disappoint us. Great service and superior food and service

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Thank Tookie26
Portland
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an early dinner here before going to an event. The restaurant opens at 5 and we had a reservation for 5. We hesitated to enter the restaurant before 5 because there is barely anywhere to wait. However, we did go in since it was rainy, cold and wet outside. We were seated just a little before our reservation... More 

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Thank kinepeli
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner at Cafe Mingo twice during our recent trip to Portland; it was only a few blocks from the Inn at Northrup Station where we stayed. Both nights the restaurant was doing an energetic business but even without reservations we were able to get a table. I had sole one night which was the best I've ever tasted.... More 

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Thank Janlett
Phoenix, Arizona
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Our waitress was the absolute best! The food was delicous. The atmosphere was perfect. Cant wait to return. We went here for a retirement celebration in Jan 2016. We had a reservation for 12, unfortunately two people no showed. The waitress was very paitent with us, since we waited 30 mins for the two no shows to arrive! She walked... More 

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Thank tadders
Hillsboro, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This chanterelle risotto was almost as good as it gets! Could be improved - perhaps barely - by additional chanterelles; but that's why we make it ourselves (or other family members). Really, you need to gather your own to fully understand how many go into the risotto for peak flavor. Bread at table was also excellent. A very enjoyable evening... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Tucked away in the NW section of Portland you will find this little gem Café Mingo. The bread tastes like it was made in Europe and the dishes will melt your taste buds. Great location and great food but you don't have to get dressed up.

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Thank Fresca12
Singapore
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Went round here on our visit to Portland. A day hitting the food carts had left us fairly full, but still eager to eat what we could. A nice, cosy atmosphere, and very crowded -- we got seats at the bar, but otherwise it would have been a fifteen minute wait. Good service, great Italian food with a local twist.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

friendly and efficient service. enjoyed the beer and wine - reasonable prices quality food ingredients recommneded

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Thank surferdude083
Bend, Oregon
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Sat at the bar as the only table open was very close to front door. The bartender was friendly but the hostess acted as if we should have made a reservation which would have been a good idea but we just happened to be in the neighborhood. The place is small but food was very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-226-4646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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