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Por Que No

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3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 467-4149
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

This is a tiny restaurant worth waiting in line for. I love, love their food. You have to wait until you have ordered and pay to sit down and it never looks like you'll get a table but they have worked out the timing and there somehow always seems to be a table ready at the right time! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Shannonsassy
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a tiny restaurant worth waiting in line for. I love, love their food. You have to wait until you have ordered and pay to sit down and it never looks like you'll get a table but they have worked out the timing and there somehow always seems to be a table ready at the right time! The food... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Luckily got here ahead of the crowd (line was out the door when we left)! Food was awesome. Unique choices. Fresh flavors. Quick service. Shared a variety of tacos from meat to roasted veggie with guac and chips. Casual, eclectic ambiance. Highly recommend!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wow!! I was shocked by the small entrance... You enter very spacious. The food was amazing!!! I love Mexican food but omg!! Jamaica wonderful and the carnita tacos not heavy very light and the homemade tamales mouth watering.

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Myrtle Creek
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Here is a restaurant that offers great food at excellent prices, but get there early because they usually have a line that runs down the block. It moves fast but still if you are hungry it feels long. Here you get in line, get a menu while in line, then get to the register place your order and pay, get... More 

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Vancouver
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Mmm, margheritas by the pint, ceviche, carnitas, carne asada, calamari, guacamole. It's a little piece of Mexico on Mississippi Ave. Yes, you have to wait in line to order. Yes, you have to cram around a tiny table. Yes, it's noisy. And yes, it's totally the bomb. Go, and revel in the real hipster Portland.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My sister ordered two of the carnitas tacos and one camaraones, I ordered the camarones taco--mine was wonderful and I know she loved hers as well! Standing in line was worth it. Several hot sauces and perfectly made street tacos, no wonder there's a line!

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Stowe Area, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Swung in here for a quick lunch on a Monday and was psyched that the wait was only ten minutes. Even though the line wasn't long a nice gentleman came and took our beer order -nice touch. We ordered some tacos and a plate of nachos, which we doused in the many types of hot sauces they have. With our... More 

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Geraldine, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had to search for parking, walk in the rain, wait in line in the rain, all worth it! I'd do it again! Yummy food, great drinks, friendly staff, we loved the choice of kind of inside, kind of outside dining. We will definitely return.

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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our recent trip to Portland was a foodie's delight and dinner at Por Que No? was a definite highlight. I loved everything about this little hole in the wall restaurant, from the fun, friendly staff, the in-line drink ordering, the yummy margaritas, and the oh-so-delicious fresh guacamole and chips. This place is the bomb. Go there.

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Hole in the wall place where you order at the counter and take your number and have a seat. The tacos were very good. The place seems pretty popular to be prepared to wait and bit. All that time will give you the chance to grab a brew and meet some colorful people!

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Additional Information about Por Que No

Address: 3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Phone Number: (503) 467-4149
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 467-4149

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?