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Oba Restaurant - CLOSED

555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3038
+1 503-228-6161
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“swordfish” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“tapas” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Spanish
$$ - $$$
555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3038
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

A friend who lives in Portland took me to Oba, one of her favorite places, while I was visiting. We definitely enjoyed the signature guac that they make at your table. The flash-fried veggies (spinach, green beans, etc.) were my favorite. Cocktails were also really...More

Thank hellodawntaylor
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We stopped here for Happy Hour, a quick bite, on July 4th. Much quieter than we expected but the whole town was quiet that day. Tapas were great! There were 4 of us and we shared many. Table side guacamole was delicious!

Thank christina p
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went there yesterday for Happy Hour. The mojitos are only $5 and darn good. The appetizers are full of wonderful flavors. We also had a spicy martini that was so good I had to have another. Definitely go back.

Thank chicxulub
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We were intending on going to different restaurant when we came upon OBA. We were so glad we decided to try this place out for an early dinner. We ordered Chips with Salsa and Guacamole, Fingerling Potatoes, Fish Tacos and Carne Asada Tacos. Everything tasted...More

Thank PearFamily
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The decor is very entertaining and I loved that aspect of it. Every item on the menu had a little twist too it which was amazing. Subtle and it also enhanced the flavor. I had an entree that i can not name at the moment...More

Thank wordsanctity
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Went to OBA with friends for my birthday. Had an email for a free entree. Waiter was great and very accommodating. They don't have the jalapeño cheese appetizers on the main menu but they made them for us. Delicious. Guacamole was delicious. Halibut was ok....More

Thank k10wolf
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We held a business function here, a dinner with approximately 35 people, and had an excellent experience. Communication was clear leading up to the event and it was easy to work with the restaurant staff to drop off some things early and make sure the...More

Thank RedheadedWanderer
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a large restaurant and the first table we were seated at was noisy beyond belief. Apparently our faces gave us away and the hostess reseated us immediately. Our booth was much quieter. Great food and service. Tableside guac is a must!

Thank kansastraveler42
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Had a "date night" dinner with my partner at Oba last night. It was fantastic! We started with spicy caipirinhas accompanied by queso fundido. We then each had an Oba Caesar salad. I had the NY strip steak and my partner the mahi mahi for...More

Thank Greg Z
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Like Sheryl below, we usually hit Oba's bar for dinner. The dining room menu is available there, but the real value and fun menu is the happy hour which generously runs til 6:30pm in the early eve. With most HH items under $10, you can...More

1  Thank FoodieWineFun
eater2013, Owner at Oba Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you FoodieWineFun for the great review. My letting me know what you like about Oba I can give feedback to our Great team!! And on another important note, the Swordfish is BACK as a mainstay on our dinner menu. Looking forward to seeing you...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3038
    (NW Hoyt)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-6161
Located in the heart of the Pearl District, Oba! Restaurant is known for its festive atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and vibrant, award-winning Nuevo Latino cuisine.Oba! Restaurante opened in Portland, Oregon in October 1997 by owner Steve McLain. Executive Chef Luis Contrera's innovative cuisine, explores vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and across the Americas. Oba!'s menu is where bold latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, local ingredients. Creating a festive, friendly setting in which guests feel welcome and nurtured is Oba!'s ultimate goal. Oba!'s inventive cuisine, stunning design, hand-crafted cocktails and commitment to excellent guest service have sustained a solid following and 15 successful years.
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