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Caffe Mingo

Certificate of Excellence
Northwest District
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807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hood River, Oregon
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want fantastic food with equally great service get here as fast as you can. Get past their infamous Sugo (or don't, it's great too!) and go with seasonal offerings. Fantastic people, fantastic food.

Thank Kris R
Lodi, California
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends from out-of-town here for dinner and had one of the outdoor tables. Our wait person was excellent and brought us tastes of the two wines we were deciding between. The guys both ordered the same pizza and they were delicious. Sized for a large eater or to share with salads for two. I ordered the 1/2 order... More 

Thank Anita H
San Diego
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the NW section of Portland, Caffe Mingo sits on a pleasant street of restaurants and bars. Outside dining is big in Portland so there are sidewalk tables. The front part of the restaurant is a small room and the tables are packed in a little tightly. There is a back area that's a little more roomy. The first of... More 

Thank Deborah J
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dish: expression / Chianti wine braised beef. Do not miss it = outstanding flavor. That's a signature dish. Others options are good.

Thank Hector A
Roseburg, Oregon
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was a favorite restaurant but circumstance kept me away for many years. But last week I was able to go back and I'm very happy to say that only one thing has changed and it's for the better. Mingo now accepts reservations! The Caffe Mingo is small and intimate and its atmosphere is eating in a great chef's kitchen.... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

A lovely little Italian style restaurant, a bus ride away from the centre, but worth it. The food was excellent and the house wines were also good. The freshly baked crusty bread they give you was really good with the olive oil, it was almost a meal in itself. The girl doing the meeting seemed like she had an attitude,... More 

Thank johnv0
Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This is a cozy Italian restaurant on NW 21. The food is fabulous and most servers are fun and friendly. They take reservations now which is helpful since it can be very busy and it is not a large restaurant.

Thank 411Elle
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We have been going to Cafe Mingo for over ten years and it is still our first choice for where to eat when visiting Portland. This is a neighborhood spot, which is my favorite sort of restaurant. We sat where we could see the chef cooking and that alone was worth the visit. Our food came out slowly which allowed... More 

Thank dinner206
Portland, Oregon
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178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This restaurant just invites sharing appetizers and entrees. Everything we tasted was superb. I particularly enjoyed the cocktail list and the pappardelle. Hip room, casual but attentive service, and a nice urban vibe. I could eat at this restaurant three times a week and never get tired of it!

Thank TLJ4
Tacoma, Washington
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

When I walked in asked the host if we were "cool enough" to eat here? Just kidding, and he thought it was funny, but it seemed like that kind of place. A place where cool urban folks go to hang out and be cool - in the best sense of the term. Easy going, sophisticated, friendly, laid back. Great menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-226-4646

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