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Por Que No

4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
+1 503-954-3138
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (90 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to many Mexican food Resturaunt's from taco joints to 5 star in Laguna to LA, "Por Que No," (Why Not?!) is not only one of the best, but has the super cleanest salsa bars ever seen. If you have OCD tenancies you will like...More

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped. In for Tacos. If it says spicy, believe it if you do not like spicy food. Still very good Tacos and guacamole.

Thank Ruggerlynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a big fan of Mexican food so I had a little trouble finding something to order. In the end I had a plate lunch with tacos and added chicken in their "spicy" sauce. It was flavorful and not overly spicy at all....More

Thank HLW648
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and delicious with good prices. You order at the counter and bus your own table. Atmosphere is quirky, very Portland!

Thank Joanie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be thrown by the line, it goes quickly and there is always somewhere to sit. I love the Sangria my husband always gets a margarita. We've never had a bad meal.

Thank piattalucy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in with the family for some tacos,,, gotta say it was just as great as everyone in town had talkd about!! Nice friendly people workin here and the food,, even the kids loved it, Will be comin back many times since we found our...More

Thank itglive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place doesn't look like much from the outside but WOW the food is fantastic and so is the atmosphere! It's a tiny place, lots of seating, bit window looking out at the street - perfect for people watching and visiting! The food was...More

Thank Lani L
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail