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About Bar Mingo

Bar Mingo is a neighborhood restaurant serving simple Italian food in a casual and comfortable environment. Our menu features plates to share, house made pasta, fresh seafood dishes and daily specials. We have a well rounded wine list, fresh squeezed cocktails and friendly service.

811 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Kearney and Johnson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 445-4646

Website:
http://www.barmingonw.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz the first two Sundays of the month (can get loud)

Parking Details:
Valet lot on NW Johnson Street off 21st. $5/car with validation

Public Transit:
Portland Street Car (NW 21st and Lovejoy) heading East toward Pearl District, downtown and waterfront

Executive Chef:
Jerry Huisinga

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Bar Mingo Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Bar Seating (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Casual (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Romantic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (10)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

I am a visitor to Portland twice a year. and bar Mingo is definitely my choice and visit during my stay in Portland. Love the food there, and food quality is consistent in these years

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful. Just wonderful. Hard to go wrong with anything on the menu, but the lasagna bolognese is outstanding.

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Love Bar Mingo. Consistently good food and the atmosphere is warm and cozy.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

As always, our dinners were amazing and the attention from the wait staff was fantastic. We love going to Bar Mingo and it is part of a birthday tradition that has lasted years. They care about the food and their customers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bar Mingo is our got to place for fresh hand made pasta dishes. So good! Great service and atmosphere. Lively but also good for a date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at both Bar Mingo and Cafe Mingo many times and we are rarely, if ever, disappointed. This trip was an exception, but only for the service. Our server was friendly and helpful, but he was just a little too “casual” in his demeanor and his actions. While telling us the specials he was twirling his wine opener and leaning on our table with both hands. When my wife questioned an ingredient in her food (that she is allergic to) he insisted she was wrong rather than double checking with the kitchen to confirm. This wasn’t all a huge deal, but not what we expect from Bar Mingo.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love the food at this restaurant. The only problem is that the tables are so close to one another your conversation goes to the next table. The tables for two are so long that you need to raise your voice to be heard, therefore, your conversation goes to the next table and theirs comes to you. Not for an intimate conversation to say th least.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Risotto Wednesday at Bar Mingo has become a regular outing for us. Each Wednesday the chef prepares a different risotto, and they'e always good. This week's -- Nov. 15, 2017 -- had shrimp and calamari. So good. We agreed it was not only the best risotto at Bar Mingo, but one of the best meals we've had anywhere. The regular menu is good and the daily fish special is special. The vibe of the small restaurant is warm and inviting. And the service is terrific; if you're especially lucky you'll be at Heather's table. The best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Started with the insalata for me, a tasty mix of lettuces with pear, candied walnuts, and blue cheese, and a nice vinaigrette, and the crespelles for him, delicious. The lasagne bolognese was excellent, and a generous enough serving to take some home. Finished with cappucino and pot de creme. Loved it all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

visited numerous times now...always positive...we both had excellent seafood, green
salad and all desserts are excellent. this Sunday night we were treated to an excellent
live jazz trio.
p.s. we have learned to book a few nights ahead for best times.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I would eat anything in this restaurant because everything is out of this world!

From the salads and appetizers to the main meal and deserts.

And the wines are excellent as well.

You really can't eat at a better place than this.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

One of our regular favorites. Out of town guests love it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bar Mingo is a reliable delicious place for dinner... For two - for four - for eight.

Over all just amazing. If you're lucky your server will be Eric who is charming and makes your experience just amazing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. There are many additional choices that we would love to try on our next visit. This was our first time to dine at Bar Mingo, but it will not be our last. We have already recommended this restaurant to friends and relatives.
Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Bar Mingo never disappoints! The food and overall service is consistently excellent. I highly recommend it and go back for a good reason. Try everything....the pasta, seafood and Italian sausage is all authentic and beautifully seasoned. Enjoy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The lasagne bolognese is so good! The service was perfect. And they have valet parking. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Consistently good food and great service. Versatile menu and interesting nightly specials. Desserts are also outstanding!! Even with close proximity seating and an energetic noise level, the experience is great! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal there. Unfortunately I had not booked as much time as we needed to have a leisurely dinner there and then walk back to the venue where we were booked for a performance. I really enjoyed the food, and I wish that we hadn't been so rushed. Service wasn't as quick as other restaurants we have been to, and they didn't ask or consider that we had to leave for a performance.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Been here a few times...just a great place as always.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great dinner. Loved the evening. Food was exceptional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My boyfriend and myself had a very disappointing date night here. We made reservations prior to seeing a movie at Cinema 21. We allotted an hour and half for dinner. We arrived on time and sat there with our salad and wine for 45 minutes as we wondered where our food and server was. When we asked about the order we were told their printer or system was down. For those prices it would have been really nice to have had our wine or something comped. It's a competitive market and there are plenty of places that provide similar culinary experiences at comparable prices and better customer service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always A+.
Bar Mingo has an excellent chef, daily specials, and a rock solid menu.
Excellent Italian food & lots more.
My wife and I are spoiled ... we eat out l-o-t-s. Bar MIngo is a fave over the years because of its high quality in every respect.
Our most recent dinner was hosting friends visiting from another state.
They also loved it.
You can't go wrong at Bar Mingo

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always friendly. Accommodating chef so patient with lactose intolerants and vegetarians. Did I mention yummy?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service is superb. Ambience is Bistro Best. Food is carefully prepared and wonderful

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Delicioso! Started with the lovely caprese salad, heirloom tomatoes and house pulled mozzarella, followed by lasagne bolognese, a little bit of heaven. Pot de Creme and cappucino to finish. Brought half of the lasagne and pot de creme home for another meal (I will make the caprese).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This place is low key but soooooo good. I couldn't resist the BLT with house-cured bacon, and I'm glad I didn't. Everything is top-notch: food, service, ambience. Much prefer it to Caffe Mingo next door.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best food in a long time and for Pdx that says something. Chicken livers. Yum!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our first time at Bar Mingo to celebrate our anniversary and it was a pleasant experience. We sat outside because the a/c kept the inside of the restaurant very cold. We shared a caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes and house made mozzarella - fantastic! Loved the breads that came to the table for sopping up all the juicy goodness of the tomatoes. I had the vongole - wonderfully "clammy" but not overwhelming. My husband opted for the BLT because our server said that they only serve this during the summer when heirloom tomatoes are available. It was a little messy to eat but he loved it, especially the house made bacon which he said was much less salty that what you get at the store. We then shared my favorite dessert, affogato.

All around lovely evening!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Hmmm...seems to be raising prices but going downhill. Shrimp speidini used to be an appetizer with four shrimp for ...?...about $12 or less. (Can't recall exactly.) But it is now classed as an entree...PERHAPS they have added 1 shrimp (not sure), but now costs at least 25% more at $16. Though it is tomato season, the ones on the Caprese were pretty but tasteless. (Their winter Caprese, with slow-roasted tomatoes, is much better and they should leave it on the menu!) Risotto with corn needed to be a lot more complex, especially at $20, given the cheapness of the ingredients. Servers and bartenders are great, though!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Cheers for Risotto Wednesday! YUMM with sweet corn this late summer visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Imagine this: THREE Italian restaurants in one block. THREE. All are popular and all are successful. This is the only one we go to and we consider this place one of our favorite neighborhood places. The chef owner is everything you could ever hope for. He's attentive, creative and he is there, cooking, every day. All of the front of the house people are professional and friendly, but we especially love Eugene and Heather.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Excellent Italian food at a reasonable price. The gnocchi is to die for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

As usual, the food at Bar Mingo is without compare! We love this place and the food is consistently awesome across different dishes and over the years! We shall return to conquer more plates!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Once again, we had a lovely dinner with a wonderful Bufalini Caprese, pasta and appetizer. Well prepared, tasty and satisfying.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very good dinner experience, loved the avocado salad with anchovies and the rabbit pasta! Amazingly!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Happy hour FAbULOUS

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a terrific to celebrate our 47th anniversary. Great food, excellent, attentive and helpful service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great meal; goat cheese appetizer, heirloom caprese salad and four different entrees. Best pasta in town.

Eugene was helpful and additionally stated back until needed

Great meal!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Bar Mingo is a very reliable neighborhood gem. The food is always terrific and the kitchen and waitstaff can prepare just about anything a guest might enjoy. They are flexible with the menu and creative; everything is served hot and in a timely manner. The ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. Bar Mingo is one of our favorite spots to bring out of town guests.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

My fiancé discovered this restaurant a few years back just as a walk in. We now make it a must visit restaurant every time we visit. The braised rabbit Papperdelle is exquisite, hearty and rich and delicate. We also tried their steak last visit, which was perfectly cooked. Pretty decent wine list. Have also been very happy with the service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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