��Por Qu�� No?

★★★★☆
Colorful taqueria brings authentic Oaxacan cuisine to the Hawthorne neighborhood.
  • 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd

    Portland, OR 97215

    Cross street: Southeast 46th Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 503-954-3138

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Sun 11am-9:30pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

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love this place.

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★★★★★

love this place.

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The tacos are amazing. There are four different tacos that I like. Good margaritas too. Would recommend going during the week, as the lines can get really long on evenings and weekends.

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★★★★★

The tacos are amazing. There are four different tacos that I like. Good margaritas too. Would recommend going during the week, as the lines can get really long on evenings and weekends.

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There's a lovely worn-in feel that Por Que No? has established, despite the fact their Hawthorne location has only been there for a couple of years. Around dinner time, a line stretches out the door, embarrassing any nearby restaurant. Is

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★★★★★

There's a lovely worn-in feel that Por Que No? has established, despite the fact their Hawthorne location has only been there for a couple of years. Around dinner time, a line stretches out the door, embarrassing any nearby restaurant. Is

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Por que no sometimes has a long line, and the tacos can be a bit pricey, but the atmosphere is great and service is stellar. The guacamole is highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

Por que no sometimes has a long line, and the tacos can be a bit pricey, but the atmosphere is great and service is stellar. The guacamole is highly recommended.

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Very yummy food, long lines and a bit over priced. We treat ourselves to Por Que No every now and then since it's a bit on the pricey side (we tend to spend about $30 for 2 people). My favorites are their fish tacos, shrimp quesadillas, the ceviche and chips and guacamole. They put pineapple on their fish tacos, YUMM!

4
★★★★☆

Very yummy food, long lines and a bit over priced. We treat ourselves to Por Que No every now and then since it's a bit on the pricey side (we tend to spend about $30 for 2 people). My favorites are their fish tacos, shrimp quesadillas, the ceviche and chips and guacamole. They put pineapple on their fish tacos, YUMM!

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A fun atmosphere, but the food was lacking! Very bland and overpriced. My carnitas were so dry it was like eating straw. The margarita was very watered down. I will not be returning. Where is the good authentic Mexican in this town?!?!?!?!

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★☆☆☆☆

A fun atmosphere, but the food was lacking! Very bland and overpriced. My carnitas were so dry it was like eating straw. The margarita was very watered down. I will not be returning. Where is the good authentic Mexican in this town?!?!?!?!

Pros: The atmosphere

Cons: The food

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On a warm summer evening Por Que No is the perfect finish to a long stroll down Portland??s famous Hawthorne Blvd. Most nights a line of hungry taco lovers extends out the door. But don??t be discouraged, these lines always move quickly and are well worth the short wait. This affordable Mexican restaurant, with delicious tacos, house made juices, and the best chips money can buy, is the ultimate cheap eat. Although the tacos are quite small, and you need to order at least two to be full, they are packed with flavor and satisfaction. My favorite taco is the ??pollo verde,? served on corn tortillas with shredded chicken, a scattering of cilantro, a punchy but not overly spicy verde sauce, and lime wedges to add extra flavor right before you put it into your mouth. On top of the great food, there is even better service and a charming atmosphere, complete with an outdoor eating area in the back. Head down to one of Por Que No??s two locations (Hawthorne of Mississippi) for a delicious, affordable lunch or dinner. Why not?

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★★★★★

On a warm summer evening Por Que No is the perfect finish to a long stroll down Portland??s famous Hawthorne Blvd. Most nights a line of hungry taco lovers extends out the door. But don??t be discouraged, these lines always move quickly and are well worth the short wait. This affordable Mexican restaurant, with delicious tacos, house made juices, and the best chips money can buy, is the ultimate cheap eat. Although the tacos are quite small, and you need to order at least two to be full, they are packed with flavor and satisfaction. My favorite taco is the ??pollo verde,? served on corn tortillas with shredded chicken, a scattering of cilantro, a punchy but not overly spicy verde sauce, and lime wedges to add extra flavor right before you put it into your mouth. On top of the great food, there is even better service and a charming atmosphere, complete with an outdoor eating area in the back. Head down to one of Por Que No??s two locations (Hawthorne of Mississippi) for a delicious, affordable lunch or dinner. Why not?

Pros: best affordable mexican food

Cons: may have long lines

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My husband and I have gone here a few times. The last time we called to get take-out and they told us they couldn't put rice and beans with our $50 order of tacos, because their rice cooker was broken!!! Had they ever heard of pot and pans??

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I have gone here a few times. The last time we called to get take-out and they told us they couldn't put rice and beans with our $50 order of tacos, because their rice cooker was broken!!! Had they ever heard of pot and pans??

Pros: great space, cool vibe

Cons: $$$$$ for so-so food + no one who knows how to cook

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We love Por Que No. Not only can we ride our bikes, but the food is fantastic! We love the Brian Bowls and the tortillas are hand made. The pomegranate margaritas are super yummy too. friendly staff. the place is always packed!

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★★★★★

We love Por Que No. Not only can we ride our bikes, but the food is fantastic! We love the Brian Bowls and the tortillas are hand made. The pomegranate margaritas are super yummy too. friendly staff. the place is always packed!

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Awesome rum and juice drinks. I especially like it with mango although the watermelon is good too. The vegetable bowl was amazing but be sure to ask for extra tortillas. You'll need them cause there's a lot to eat.

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★★★★☆

Awesome rum and juice drinks. I especially like it with mango although the watermelon is good too. The vegetable bowl was amazing but be sure to ask for extra tortillas. You'll need them cause there's a lot to eat.

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Por Que No is the perfect place to eat if you have the appetite of a super model. If you do not have that small of an appetite, do not dine there. The quality of the food does not make up for the pathetic ration of food you receive. Another con is their suggested tip on the receipt (15, 20, and 25%). That is absurd considering the length of the wait to order and that you have to bus your own table. Get your head out of the clouds Por Que No.

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★☆☆☆☆

Por Que No is the perfect place to eat if you have the appetite of a super model. If you do not have that small of an appetite, do not dine there. The quality of the food does not make up for the pathetic ration of food you receive. Another con is their suggested tip on the receipt (15, 20, and 25%). That is absurd considering the length of the wait to order and that you have to bus your own table. Get your head out of the clouds Por Que No.

Pros: Taste, atmosphere

Cons: Price, portion size

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The food is yummy. The service was quick enough. My toddler enjoyed eating a big bowl of rice and beans, I enjoyed the pollo asado porque plate. The guac isn't spectacular. The simple salad on my plate was tasty. My mom enjoyed the special tacos of the day which were some kind of shrimp.
Honestly, there is a reason there is a line out the door, other than that people like to stand in line. People like to eat good food. Given that there are so many great places to eat in Portland they aren't waiting in line to eat food they don't enjoy. This food is simple and savory. Not fancy. And I thought the portions were generous.

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★★★★★

The food is yummy. The service was quick enough. My toddler enjoyed eating a big bowl of rice and beans, I enjoyed the pollo asado porque plate. The guac isn't spectacular. The simple salad on my plate was tasty. My mom enjoyed the special tacos of the day which were some kind of shrimp.
Honestly, there is a reason there is a line out the door, other than that people like to stand in line. People like to eat good food. Given that there are so many great places to eat in Portland they aren't waiting in line to eat food they don't enjoy. This food is simple and savory. Not fancy. And I thought the portions were generous.

Pros: pollo asado, rice and beans

Cons: corn tortillas weren't great

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Wow... the line out the door is beguiling! You'd think they'd actually have something going on in there! Ehh. The main reason i went here is because they have mexican coke, and because i've heard that they have good mexican food. Well... the former is true for sure. The latter, not so much. It's not awful, but after a few mouthfuls, and an empty bowl you're left wondering wait, what? Was that a sample? I hardly got to taste it. Seriously. I stood in line longer than it took me to eat my food. Ridiculous. The margarita i had was pretty good though... for close to $9! I definitely don't recommend going to Por Que No. A waste of time and money.

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★★☆☆☆

Wow... the line out the door is beguiling! You'd think they'd actually have something going on in there! Ehh. The main reason i went here is because they have mexican coke, and because i've heard that they have good mexican food. Well... the former is true for sure. The latter, not so much. It's not awful, but after a few mouthfuls, and an empty bowl you're left wondering wait, what? Was that a sample? I hardly got to taste it. Seriously. I stood in line longer than it took me to eat my food. Ridiculous. The margarita i had was pretty good though... for close to $9! I definitely don't recommend going to Por Que No. A waste of time and money.

Pros: decent $9 margarita, mexican coke

Cons: overpriced, small portions, kids running around everywhere

 

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