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3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 467-4149
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Ranked #76 of 3,629 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
Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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352 reviews 352 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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