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Por Que No

3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 467-4149
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Ranked #82 of 3,561 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went here last May 2013 on my first visit to America. Our friend Mako introduced us to this place. Food was great and chips were overflowing! Sangria was awesome and for only $6 which is cheap! (coming from Singapore that is very cheap!) It is totally worth the wait! I am not sure if they take reservations cause we... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband, two year old daughter and I went here last night. Being our first time in Portland my husband checked out good places to eat and he found this restaurant. Its small and very busy but by the time we ordered our food a table had cleared up outside. We were also lucky to meet some locals who gave... More

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fresh, delicious tacos and authentic Mexican. Food portions were perfect for lunch and lots of great choices. Drink specials were not typical, which was refreshing. Seating is tight inside but there are also tables outside.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was our first stop in Portland after it came highly recommeded by a local. There was a hudge line out the door. The place was packed, but by the time you got your order in and there were plenty of seats to be found. You order at a counter and get your drinks right away. we both enjoyed our... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The place is wildly popular with a line out the door pretty much all the time. The drinks are excellent and the tacos are good but not great. Everyone in our group had the same reaction: "I've had better."

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Durham, NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We went to Por Que No on a Sunday night. It was busy, with a line extending well outside the door. Who cares? The line was friendly, it moves pretty quickly, the margaritas are excellent, and the food is superb and not at all expensive. Loved it! A very casual vibe - leave the jacket and tie at home. I'd... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews 149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visited this place at 4:30 in the afternoon on a Saturday. There was no one in line, so that was great. Tacos were really good, as were the drinks. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and would visit this place again.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Por Que No on Mississippi is my favorite. Their traditional Margaritas are $1.50 off at happy hour (3pm-6pm daily). I love the fish tacos, ceviche and Brian's Bowl. Come early or late as lines are long. Not great for big groups or impatient children.

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NYC
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308 reviews 308 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Even in the cold, rain, and hot sun, this place has a long line. I liked the tacos and the food but I don't think it is worth waiting that long for. Once you get in, order, and get seated you still have to wait for the food. I will go back again because I really did like the food,... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The weather was beautiful in Portland the day I visited this restaurant so we were able to sit outside. I had one of the bowls and it has a little bit of everything, but the perfect portion size for lunch. Since I was on vacation I had a sangria and it was refreshing and yummy. The staff was really friendly... More

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