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Por Que No

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3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 467-4149
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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193 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Carnitas and Barbacoa tacos were to die for!!!! Carnitas quesadilla wasn't bad either!!!! Get the chips and salsa!!!! Margaritas were great, too!!! Surprisingly great Mexican food, so far from the border... Definitely going back next time we are in Portland... LOVE this place!!! :)

Thank TatianaGabriela
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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150 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This looked like a cool, funky Mexican place so went in, yes, had to wait in line for a while but it was all worth it. They have aguas frescas of different flavors and a nice variety of tacos. You get to seat inside our outside.

Thank Ynadal
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is slightly cramped in my opinion, but otherwise I was not disappointed. The service was really good and the food was very tasty. We were served fairly quickly and I loved the fish tacos. They were some of the best I had ever had.

Thank Ambra W
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We were told to go here by our apartment realtor and we are soooo happy we did! You wait in line outside while looking at the menu and when you get inside you place your order and get a table number. Small place but ample seating as well as outside and next store. I had the special Brisket tamale and... More 

Thank Wendy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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
  • 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?