Even on the rainiest of days you’ll see a line out the door and around the corner – what a testament to the greatness that is ¿Por Que No?. Food & Wine Magazine named it one of the nation’s best taco joints and Oregonian reader’s named it their favorite Mexican food in PDX. So what it is about this laid-back, eclectically decorated, South-of-the-border spot that is driving people taco crazy?
The ingredients and flavors are fresh, bright, and terribly delicious (my favorite thing is the guacamole perfection). They pay tribute to what’s seasonal with a revolving menu that features soups and other Mexican specialties that could be right out of your abuela’s cocina. It’s fast; even with a long line, you can be in and out comfortably in 20-30 minutes. The deliciousness doesn’t stop at the food either. Try one of their legendary margaritas or aguas frescas which probably have as many die-hard fans as their tacos. When the sun is shining, be sure to check out their back patio or front bench seating. Even when it is raining, the cozy, warm back patio covered section serves as a more than satisfying alternative.
It’s only three blocks from our office, which makes it a dangerously excellent lunch spot that we hit up at least once a week for a fix. Throwing a holiday party? They can pull together a taco bar or whatever your heart desires which will create a symphony of yummy noises from your guests. Or just stop by for a taco or three. You won’t regret it.