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Por Que No

#101 of 3,559 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 467-4149
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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: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Excellent Happy Hour

We stopped in for happy hour after hiking Angel's Rest. From 3-6pm, they offer discounted beer, margaritas and sangrias as well as selected food items. There was a line out the door, but a waiter made sure that everyone who was waiting was offered a beverage. Everything was tasty, fresh and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SC_Cheesehead
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Down South
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Down South
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for happy hour after hiking Angel's Rest. From 3-6pm, they offer discounted beer, margaritas and sangrias as well as selected food items. There was a line out the door, but a waiter made sure that everyone who was waiting was offered a beverage. Everything was tasty, fresh and prepared in a timely fashion. We really enjoyed our... More 

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Thank SC_Cheesehead
Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I had one regret about this place, it would be, not coming here really hungry! The Tacos were just the best I've ever tasted. My mouth is watering just writing about it. Very cool vibe, just order at the bar, grab a table and wait for the food to be served. I just loved it.

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Thank Oohlook
Nashville, Tennessee
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a couple days and we heard about this little place. By the line out the door, in the pouring rain, apparently we weren't the only ones! Thankfully our sad-dog umbrella managed to hold up enough to keep us dry the 20 minute wait while checked out their hand-written menu on the wall. I think we... More 

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Thank Kimberly B
montana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

So friendly and food was great! Took our food to go but would have loved to have stayed. So cool! Will be back to this hole in the wall!

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Thank jayebird
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Both service and food was awful!!! Not only did the waitress drop my drink she didn't even bother to give me a new one!! I ordered the Por Que No Salad with chicken and it was awful. The dressing was lacking flavor and the chicken was dry (tasted like jerky). This place is overpriced - bad quality food- they don't... More 

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Thank Rolandheyne
Florence
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

In town for the day looking for some good Mexican food, and my group stumbled upon Por Que No. We had to wait for 10 minutes in line to order, and finding seating was hard but we did. Atmosphere was great. The food was outstanding. Having sampled an extensive amount of Mexican food from Mexico and all over the US... More 

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Thank Kellyn D
Valley Stream, New York
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

In this suburban Portland area is a smallish, charming, modestly priced Taco restaurant. You clearly wouldn't think their food has anything in common with a taco at Taco Bell (thank goodness).

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Thank KTDRAY1
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The ambiance is to die for. I loved the little enclosed patio, it was perfect for a chilly, rainy night. The food was very tasty, the prices good and the drinks strong.

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Thank I'mPedro
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Margaritas, guacamole, salsa and chips start us out. Followed by tasty fish tacos and carnitas. All delicious!

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Thank 55plustraveler2010
Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I stopped here with friends for a late lunch right after arriving in Portland. It was around 3:00pm on a Wednesday and there was no line. They had great margaritas, really excellent specials (I had the vegetarian flautas) and food was fast. The service staff were all very nice.

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Thank Erin C

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?