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Republic Cafe & Ming's Lounge

) #1,909 of 3,585 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
222 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3806
+1 503-226-4388
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
5 Mar 2017
“The oldest Chinese restaurant in Portland”
27 Sep 2016
“old reliable”
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
222 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3806
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1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2017

You know, sometimes you take a risk and go into a place that has history and is a bit...sketchy...from the outside. We went with a party of 7 on a Friday night and got a table in a busy restaurant. One of our party was...More

Thank mattruane
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I wish I could visit more than once a year. I am a sucker for the combo plate, but everyone in our party devoured their meal. Prices are reasonable.

Thank morteight
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Sorry. I go here for the food. It is consistently great. I wish I lived in Portland again so I could sample all the dishes, but it's only once a year for me, and I can't miss the barbecued pork and ribs ......and the portions...More

Thank morteight
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Being over 80 years old, the Republic Café & Ming's Lounge is Portland's oldest Chinese Restaurant. For a restaurant to survive this long, the food has to be good. The décor shows its age though, being somewhat dark and dingy and in dire need of...More

2  Thank Swabado
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Went to this place twice. Located in Chinatown, and is one of the oldest bars. Eric our bartender was great! The appetizers were great, and it has slots to keep you additionally entertained. Would definitely go back!

Thank clslape
Reviewed 27 December 2014

What is amazing about the Republic Cafe is not its food or decor but its longetivity. It is no where near the best of Chinese food in Portland, but it is certainly consistent. This restaurant, in Portland's Chinatown in Oldtown Portland is ancient. With a...More

Thank Mikpar
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Hot & sour soup is excellent, and the large bowl serves 4. The Mongolian beef dish is very flavorful and filling. It also serves 2. This area is a little more quiet but for really good Chinese food, I highly recommend.

Thank Maud N
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Located in the China Town section of Portland this old timey eatery hasn't been renovated in 50 years, at least it looked that way to me and our hosts have been eating there since they were children and both are pushing 70, but doesn't need...More

1  Thank MALKYPOO
Reviewed 5 June 2013

This was the one and only place that did not meet our expectations. The staff seemed like they could care less if we were there or not. Just kind of flopped everything on the table and when we ordered the waitress said is that all...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We used to eat here many years ago and the menu is just as good as then but this place needs a renovation, everything is old, falling apart and does not look clean, the bathroom was a mess and dirty

Thank doris n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:30
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
16:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-4388
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