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Por Que No

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3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 467-4149
Website
Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Camarones from Heaven

My sister ordered two of the carnitas tacos and one camaraones, I ordered the camarones taco--mine was wonderful and I know she loved hers as well! Standing in line was worth it. Several hot sauces and perfectly made street tacos, no wonder there's a line!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
marymo362
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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159 reviews 159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My sister ordered two of the carnitas tacos and one camaraones, I ordered the camarones taco--mine was wonderful and I know she loved hers as well! Standing in line was worth it. Several hot sauces and perfectly made street tacos, no wonder there's a line!

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Stowe Area, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Swung in here for a quick lunch on a Monday and was psyched that the wait was only ten minutes. Even though the line wasn't long a nice gentleman came and took our beer order -nice touch. We ordered some tacos and a plate of nachos, which we doused in the many types of hot sauces they have. With our... More 

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Geraldine, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had to search for parking, walk in the rain, wait in line in the rain, all worth it! I'd do it again! Yummy food, great drinks, friendly staff, we loved the choice of kind of inside, kind of outside dining. We will definitely return.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our recent trip to Portland was a foodie's delight and dinner at Por Que No? was a definite highlight. I loved everything about this little hole in the wall restaurant, from the fun, friendly staff, the in-line drink ordering, the yummy margaritas, and the oh-so-delicious fresh guacamole and chips. This place is the bomb. Go there.

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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?