Monday, April 19, 2010
This past weekend, my husband and I had a very full day in Portland, Oregon. Midway through our day we stopped in for lunch at ¿Por Qué No?.
¿Por Qué No? Is a fantastic Mexican restaurant in Southeast Portland. My husband and I frequently swing by for an inexpensive, fresh and delicious lunch. We always start out with an order of their chips, salsa and guacamole (which is excellent). Then we get a couple of margaritas and a few tacos each (my favorite are the Pescado and the Pollo Asado). They have great salsas along the side bar to jazz up your meal, the salsa verde is delicious! The atmosphere is fun and the staff is friendly. There is indoor and outdoor seating, including huge garage door-style windows that they open when the weather permits. It actually feels very Californian. It’s a great place to take kids...this summer they even had a sprinkler running out in the back that kids were taking full advantage of. One other note, I’ve heard a few people complain about the price...it’s slightly more expensive than a few of the other taco joints in Portland, but at ¿Por Qué No? they work hard to give business back to the community. They use only locally raised, grass-fed, hormone-free meats, get as much of their products and producelocally as they can, use recycled materials whenever possible and they compost most of their waste out back of the restaurant. I don’t know about you, but I would rather pay a few extra bucks and know that I can feel good about what I’m eating. So, if you’re in Portland check it out! Let me know what you think.
¿Por Qué No?
4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd
The hipsters on Hawthorne Blvd.
Outside of ¿Por Qué No? (Sweater (Gap), dress (IceBreaker), tights (Gap), boots (Frye), Purse (Tano))