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