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Por Que No

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1155
(503) 467-4149
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a tiny restaurant where there is always a line of people waiting to get in. There's a reason for this. The food is outstanding. It's Mexican, but has a twist on the usual fare. Calamari tacos? Absolutely delicious! Even the guacamole was fantastic - and I'm exceptionally picky about my guac! Interesting drinks from the bar and the... More 

Thank 52486
Seattle, Washington
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145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Por Que No catered a party for our friends on Saturday evening held at their home. Their Mexican food was some of the best I've ever enjoyed!!! Really loved their pulled pork for our freshly made tacos - AMAZING!!! I ended up having 3 Tacos!!

Thank Cathy R
New Orleans
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160 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long lines to get in to order. Read up on the menu and make your decision while you wait. Quaint small space, but they serve a lot of food with a little amount of waiting after you order. Do not grab a table before you order. Get one after. They have tables inside and street side. The service is terrific.... More 

Thank Gasdoggie
Seattle, Washington
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184 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I came here for some margs and snacks. Everything was delicious and the staff was so friendly. Loved our little nook. Highly recommend the chips, margs, guacamole, and salsa.

Thank Hayley B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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220 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We had to wait in line for 30 minutes but it was the best Mexican food I ever had. What a great experience and what a nice flavors on one dish . Super!!

Thank Frank v
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This place is great! You can tell because the line to order is always out the door. Definitely worth the wait. The staff is friendly and quick. The food is delicious. I am from San Diego so I am generally hesitant to try Mexican food outside of SoCal because nothing can compare, however, I was impressed with Por Que No.... More 

Thank splancarte45
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant so much. We go here all the time and we take all our friends here too. One of my favorites. The food is so good!!

Thank mnile
Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The line means the food is really good and so is the service. We had tacos and drinks - all for about $30. Our favorite taco was the Polo Verde. Had a margarita (for lunch) and a horchata. Chips, salsa and guac were great too. The line moves fast on the young people who work there were hustling. They have... More 

Thank MadisonJerry
Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

There often is a line but the tacos are great. The seasonal veggie tacos are always good. Love the special tacos especially the adobe pork. Thief margaritas are excellent, they are not sweet. Yum!!

Thank wdly615
Spokane, Washington
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We were here on a VERY hot day and were much amused by the low tech 'air conditioning' in the form of plastic spray bottles on each table - they worked to cool us down. The tacos were extremely tasty and three made a nice, not too heavy meal.

Thank Celia N

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1155
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 467-4149

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