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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

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
porque es rico!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
kbrock116
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Duluth, Georgia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Duluth, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Kelso, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't let the long line and having to bus your own table deter you, this may be the best Mexican food north of the rio grande. They have fresh made guacamole and chips that are the best chips I have ever had. Fresh hibiscus tea and a variety of vegetarian and meat options to choose from.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Crazy-good tacos and amazing homemade beans. And the spiked apple apricot cider brightened up a cold day. The ambience is lovely; brightly colored and filled with mementos. Even the little section on the side was cozy and quaint. There'll be line, but it's worth the wait. Otherwise, wander around shops on Mississippi Ave and head here during off-peak time.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stopped in this place after reading about it several places. I got a half order or salsa and guac, then a brisket taco and a carnitas taco. The portions were just the right size and probably the best tacos I've ever had. Keep it up!!

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the go to taqueria in Portland in my opinion. Never had a back taco or soup or anything else. The line can be intimidating at times, but early or late lunch/dinner will generally thin out the line. Try the specials - creative and generally surprising flavor and experience. Give it a try and you will be hooked.

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Vancouver, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Agua frescas are wonderful and I can't wait to come back and do the margarita frescas! All the food was hot, fresh, and delicious. It is very popular and seating is limited but totally worth it.

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere to eat in Portland Por Que No is a great little find. Get there early because it is not big but the portions are large and fantastic. I had the Bryan's Bowl with chips and couldn't finish it. The atmosphere is fun, hole-in-the-wall Mexican (in a good way) in fact I felt... More 

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Charleston, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great food and price. Cool atmosphere. We had Bryan's bowl. Amazing! Quick service. And they make their own juices daily! Will be back. Highly recommend.

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Kansas City, MO
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382 reviews 382 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

While visiting Portland, our son took us here for lunch. This place is nothing short of fantastic. There was a line (good sign actually). You order your food before you find a place to sit and the pace of the line almost guarantees you will have a place. There are great specials with a seasonal flair. They had excellent Butternut... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Even though we visited with 10 people, in town for a wedding, we enjoyed the experience. We stayed around the corner in a house we rented on Airbnb and walked to this restaurant. My 79 year old father walked there by himself and was found enjoying the sights and sounds at a picnic table with food and drink by himself.... 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 1 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?