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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
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Portland and Beaverton's super restaurants

We love Mingo! The smaller restaurant on 23rd is so good, with a very firiendly staff and wonderful Italian.We really love Mingo in Beaverton as they take reservations, and have a great bar. The chef at the Beaverton location , Martine , is fantastic.Both restaurants offer the best Caesar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Mary M
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We love Mingo! The smaller restaurant on 23rd is so good, with a very firiendly staff and wonderful Italian.We really love Mingo in Beaverton as they take reservations, and have a great bar. The chef at the Beaverton location , Martine , is fantastic.Both restaurants offer the best Caesar salad..and a signature pasta,Sugo is so so good...along with many other... More 

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Divide, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Cafe Mingo was recommended and a short walk from The Inn at Northrop Station. We dined during the week and had a short wait for a table. The food was worth waiting for. Exceptional pasta and seafood dishes. We recommend asking for a table in the back of the restaurant. My wife stayed entertained watching the chef prepare the various... More 

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Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went to dinner the other night based on tripadvisor's reviews. We did not have a reservation but it was early and all the tables were empty. They seated us in a corner near a door we termed the "locker room". Staff frequently came and went through this door which was directly behind my wife's chair. By the time we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here since the year they opened and I'm always blown away with the food, the wines, the service. We don't live in Portland but have been visiting for years. The first trip the hotels concierge recommended and we were hooked. Then they have wild King salmon, halibut I'm in heaven. Also they have a great dessert with Prunes.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our company took over the entire restaurant for a dinner function. the restaurant was very accommodating to individual dietary needs. They served great wine both domestic and imported. The appetizers of shrimp, chopped liver, and cheese and various kinds of ham were outstanding. Main courses of halibut, chicken, or beef tenderloin very well prepared. Lots of great dessert choices. this... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

a bit crowded so we had to eat at the bar, which worked well after all. There were good food options and the veggie dishes were some of the best I've eaaten. staff was fun and friendly and gave us each a small glass of wine because the food was a little slow

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Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a nice meal here tonight. I had the fresh pasta of the day, and she had the linguini with cauliflower. The food was very good, and the help was great. I wish they had draft beer, however.

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drew333
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My friend and I stopped in during guy's weekend. He has a friend that is/was related to somebody there. When we told the waiter, he asked if "...we wanted then to feed us?" When we said yes, he took our menus and served us 6-7 courses of what they felt we should eat. It was amazing. While each course wasn't... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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198 reviews 198 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow, everything tastes great at Caffe Mingo. They really know Italian cooking and appetizers, salads, first/second courses, etc. are fabulous! Great wine list and 5-star service. A do not miss while in NW Portland for Italian food lovers!

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There hasn't been a single thing I have devoured and loved! Definitely top 10 for Portland! Springtime menu is fantastic

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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: Romantic, Special occasions
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?