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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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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
We like it.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Sanibel, FL
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199 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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New York, NY
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Waited on line for about 15 minutes. No big deal. Ordered fish, chicken and carnitas tacos. Corn Tortillas were yummy as was the guacamole and spicy cucumbers we had as well. Aqua Fresca Margaritas were excellent. We thought everything was super fresh and very inexpensive. Usually we bypass places with long lines, as they are usually too touristy and not... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Tried for three days to taste their tiny tacos but didn't want to wait in line. Finally, just hours before my departing flight, I was first in line when they opened and I found out the wait would have been worth it! The tacos were filled with great flavor and value! I hope to make it back.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great ceviche and their sangrias are refreshing! We go here every time we visit our daughter in Portland. we have always been able to sit on the covered patio! Snack or meal always worth a visit!

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Wellsville, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We eat here every time we are in Portland and are never disappointed. We had brunch for the first time here and it's our new favorite thing. The breakfast tacos are to die for! Our standbys are the Brian's bowl and taquitos. I think no mater what you get you cant go wrong.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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