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Nepo 42

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1511
+1 503-288-8080
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really cool place on 42nd. Awesome patio when not raining. Staff is very laid back and friendly. Good place to have a nice casual night out. Live in the area and go here whenever possible

Thank John M
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nepo 42 is a neighborhood "joint" with food that surprises in terms of quality and preparation. Great Happy Hour menu includes a generous order of fries for $3, burgers, salad, etc. and my absolute favorite, the OG dog "Primo bun, sauerkraut, jalapeño pickle relish, stoneground mustard, steamed with Old German Lager." This is one fantastic hot dog. Other HH food... More 

Thank tastywords
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

If the weather is nice enough there is a large patio, if not grab a booth. I am a big fan of the chicken wings, and i am typically not a fan of wings. Generous portions and a decent draft list round out the offering.

Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Stopped in here with a friend at about 6 on a Wednesday night. No line, it was sunny so nearly all the outdoor tables were full but a few were available. Inside a couple people at the bar and a few tables were full, but we either missed the dinner rush or this place just isn't that happening. Which I'd... More 

Thank Chad C
La Center, Washington
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Wow what a neighborhood GEM. Outstanding Pub Food with a great selection of taps from all over the Northwest. They do all their own smoking and that spells the best pulled barbeque pulled pork that probably is the best in the Portland area. Be sure try the chicken club very tasty and very fresh. Good selection of healthy salads. and... More 

Thank Edward M
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Four of us stopped by for a long brunch while also peeking at the Rose Bowl on TV screens over the bar. Among us we enjoyed a cuban sandwich, a burger and fries, a Healthy Happy Bowl with rice and beans, egg, and more, amd a chorizo hash bowl and biscuits. Dis I mention the wide selection of stouts, ales... More 

Thank Robert271
Portland, Oregon, United States
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

If they only had an entree with chicken fried bacon. They have a great selection of beers and ciders on tap. The veggie burger was tasty. Everything is homemade, even the jalapeno poppers. Not your typical bar food.

Thank Paul Y
Louisville, Kentucky
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Stopped in while killing time waiting on an associates flight to arrive. Great beer selection, Bulleit Bourbon behind the bar and friendly service make it a great spot. The food I saw others ordering looked great, if I'm ever back, I will definitely try some...

Thank LouisvilleDiddy
Sacramento, California
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

Seated outside at picnic tables on a beautiful evening. The service was very professional and friendly. Received our drinks quickly, and they were all mixed well and perfectly balanced. We shared the hummus appetizer and immediately fell in love with the pickled veges, the hummus was excellent with the pita chips! The Burger was very good, cooked perfectly with fresh... More 

Thank bbfiat
Portland, Oregon, United States
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great selection of beers and cocktails. After a mix up with the kitchen we got our food. It was worth the wait. Love the blackened ahi tuna sandwich.

Thank Paul Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-288-8080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?