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Por Que No

) #12 of 3,585 Restaurants in Portland $ Mexican, , Latin
4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
+1 503-954-3138
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (91 reviews)
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
“barbacoa” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The line moves faster than you think. The reason there may be a line in the first place is because many other people like the place too. Everything we ordered was delicious and the drinks even more so. I didn't have enough time to figure...More

Thank KilgoreTrout_909
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from out of town and wanted to try Por que no....it was worth the trip. The place was busy for lunch on a Monday about noon. We ordered at the counter and found a crowded little table outside and sat and patiently waited for...More

Thank GeoffC3100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Por Que No!! I've had a few different tacos and they have all been amazing. I love the shrimp tacos they have pineapple chunks with them. You can taste how fresh the ingredients are. The margaritas are strong! They make their own fresh...More

Thank Shayda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing really new here (IMHO). I mean, I expect to see "bowls" in Dennys pretty soon, but it is a fun collection of hip clichés. Order at the counter and take a number to the table. Line may be out the door on a nice...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lines outside tell you all you need to know. Por Que No's is popular because the formula is so simple: fresh, high-quality ingredients, friendly, well-trained staff who know how to handle high volume traffic while maintaining control. Fair prices. Fun atmosphere. Superb spicing ......More

Thank StepMorris1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super casual place, but Deelish! small dining area with a couple of tables outside. The guacamole was yummy!!

Thank Tawnny K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Southern California and this may have been one of the best chicken quesadillas I have ever had. Cool environment, with open seating to the street. Try to avoid peak lunch hours if you don't want to wait in line. Will be back next...More

Thank Tyler K
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Por que no is amazing, the food is soooo damn good and the place is very cool. The food tastes so fresh and the homemade juices are delicious. My new favourite Mexican restaurant, in the world, ever!

Thank GreedyMunkee
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Listen up... this place is amazing. If I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be the pollo verde tacos. The chicken was so tender and flavorful! I had to use self control to not order more. I was...More

Thank SophieTRR
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Long a cult hit in Portland with at least two locations, Por Que No is considered the go to place on Portland's East Side for yummy high quality street-inspired Mexican food. The fish and vegetables are very fresh and the atomosphere of the place feels...More

Thank DougcpW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-954-3138
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