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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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 tacos

Couldn't believe how packed this place was on a Tuesday night. Staff was nice, food was good, but for me it wasn't a place I wanted to linger over food and drinks - unless if I had found a spot outside. A tad too crowded but worth the line. Tacos around $3-$3.50 per. My husband and I split 4, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kristen C
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Knoxville, TN, United States
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Knoxville, TN, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Couldn't believe how packed this place was on a Tuesday night. Staff was nice, food was good, but for me it wasn't a place I wanted to linger over food and drinks - unless if I had found a spot outside. A tad too crowded but worth the line. Tacos around $3-$3.50 per. My husband and I split 4, but... More 

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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This a delightful Mexican joint in NE Portland. Authentic, simple and tasty light meals. The tacos are superb. Great drinks. Very reasonable prices. Don't be surprised by the line of folks down the block waiting to get in. Service is fast and the line moves reasonably quickly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

When you arrive there will most certainly be a line but it is certainly worth the wait. Tacos were pretty good and they all come with salsa already so there is no need to add any extra unless you enjoy very spicy food. We ordered the ceviche as an appetizer and it was very delicious. I am usually pretty picky... More 

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Chicago
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great ambiance and even better food! Start with the special margarita: chile and mango! Two of us split an order of baracoa tacos (barbecued? beef) and a a Por Que salad. Lively crowd and lots of fun. Excellent service. Yes, long line to get in but well worth it and you can sip your margarita and chat with the other... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place rocks. The service was friendly and fast, and the food is to die for. I would recommend ordering three or four different types of tacos so you get to experience as many as you can. I also ordered rice and beans, and chips and guacamole. All were well done and I loved it!

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Sanibel, FL
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221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Tried several different tacos...fish taco, pork taco, and bean tacos. All were tasty. Friendly staff. Nice casual vibe. Would go again. Reasonable prices.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Popped in here for lunch with a few work colleagues. Fortunately we were early so had a very short and were able to get a table inside in the back. Food was good as were the fresh juices. Just know the service model here is more fast food than normal restaurant. You stand in line to place your order, it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

In a town with a thousand different tacos to choose, from you could do better. Its far more a trendy, hipster magnet than an actual great place to eat. I've tried the place twice and considering the wait I find it disappointing. Sorry! I just can't get on the band wagon.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Princess and I stopped by for lunch and arrived at a moment when the line was short, we were at the front of the line in 10 minutes and ordered a variety of plates to sample. We sat in the back inside, all the street-side tables were taken on this sunny summer day. I skipped a mid-day cocktail, though... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Having been married to a Mexican for 13 years this place is a huge let down with authenticity and quality of food. Most Mexican restaurants give you complimentary chips and salsa, but not this joint, you have to pay for everything. There is always a huge line and hoards of people at this place so I decided to give it... More 

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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?