Bar Mingo

4.8
315 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 445-4646
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jerry Huisinga
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kearney and Johnson
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Parking details
Valet lot on NW Johnson Street off 21st. $5/car with validation
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Public transit
Portland Street Car (NW 21st and Lovejoy) heading East toward Pearl District, downtown and waterfront
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Entertainment
Live jazz the first two Sundays of the month (can get loud)
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 315 People Are Saying
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L
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and as always great service from eric. rabbit papparadelle a favorite.

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RH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish. Best Italian food in the city. From the service to the amazing dishes, Bar Mingo never disappoints.

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C
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service from Heather. Lasagne bolognese is the best, chocolate pot de creme is delicious.

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P
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great quality food. Great atmosphere. Great service. A fantastic place to share your love with someone.

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CP
Portland
62 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. Chicken liver appetizer is not to be missed. Big enough for two to share. Pasta was so good/fresh. Save room for dessert. Profiteroles AMAZING. Will be back

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t
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great staff. Accommodating, professional, delicious and creative. We've dined at Bar Mingo dozens of times and always been delighted. They *never* disappoint. It is a go to place when friends or family visit or whenever we want to celebrate a small victory.

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UC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Bar Mingo has a very nice ambience; great wait staff. First pasta was an eight. Second was a four.
Not much of a menu for my taste.

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PS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city, bar none. Always great food no matter what you choose.

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BH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Hard to get the servers attention. Our table was not near his other tables. So we were ignored

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JF
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Portland this is my "cheers" bar for weekly HH !!

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p
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is amazing and service is outstanding. Restaurant got quite noisy as the evening progressed which made it hard to hear our dinner mates across the table.

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JH
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely folks and easy parking. Great food and service

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AR
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Italian food in Portland. The lasagna is to die for! Wait staff is outstanding. The quality of the food is consistently amazing. I've never been disappointed.

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C
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are both terrific, and I love the decor and the urban vibe. They have the best lasagne bolognese you will ever eat, and don’t miss the caprese salad, with heirloom tomatoes and housepulled mozzarella, if it’s available. Heather provides perfect service every time.

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OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trust your server. I asked questions about drink and wine. Recommendations were all a homerun.

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r
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite small restaurants, great food and terrific service.

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JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous server! Honestly the best salmon I have ever eaten. Dessert was amazing! Bar Mingo is our goTo spot, especially when Michael Raynor is performing!

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OT
Portland
177 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent as the culinary and service key team members have been there a long time. Still one of the best restaurants in Portland!

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WS
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, an outstanding meal. Pasta dishes are done so well. We love Bar Mingo!

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F
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our Portland favorites

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JO
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

There are so many great restaurants in Portland, why go here when you can go next door to Caffe Mingo? They should just make Bar Mingo part of the sister restaurant next door. Everything was okay, but I won’t bother coming again.

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MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here tonight! The food and service were both outstanding! We made reservations, so there was no wait time. Our host was prompt, as was our server. Everything from the bread, to the pasta, to the steak was great! I WISH I would have had room for dessert. The special (lemon tart with blackberries, and blackberry sauce) sounded to die for. My sister order the pappardelle pasta with braised rabbit and sauce. The sauce and pasta was amazing! The pasta just melted in my mouth! She said the rabbit was very tasty too! As for my steak and thinly sliced potatoes on a bed of arugula, covered in a herbed butter sauce! OMG HEAVEN! The steak was tender, juicy, and cooked perfect! The potatoes were perfectly seasoned. The peach Bellinis were great! It had a nice somewhat trendy atmosphere, and I enjoyed the 90s r&b music! We will definitely be back! Note that while we went to celebrate a birthday, the space isn’t very big. I would not recommend for large groups.

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VB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Scrumptious cuisine! Superb seafood and fresh pasta! Creative cocktails! Can't wait to go back!

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MW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Bar Mingo but not to the Mingo family of restaurants. This is a casual bar like atmosphere that serves the same wonderful Italian inspired food as well as cocktails and wines. We enjoyed every bite of both appetizers as well as main pasta dishes - the pasta is freshly and expertly made daily. Desert was awesome.

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RH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, food and service. The Caprese Salad was one of the best we have ever had. We'll definitely be back.

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p
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and relax d atmosphere, marred only slightly by a too high noise level. But we will go back, as we’ve done in the past. One of our favorite pasta palaces.

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JH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent! Excellent wine list & daily specials.

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L
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing neighborhood gem... wonderful servers, colorful decor and flavor-filled dishes. Happy hour is spectacular. So glad to have found this place when we moved here years ago; every time friends/family come to visit I bring them here!

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f
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived early for a first date but that didn't mean we left standing but instead offered a comfortable place to site and drink. It was a very nice touch.

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a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been coming to Cafe Mingo for years and recently tried Bar Mingo next door.
The service was excellent. We enjoyed the bar, the drinks and the contemporary space.
The food (almost) lived up to our Cafe Mingo level expectations.
Cool place with its own style and vibe.

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S
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Mingo is always great. Food, service, drinks—the best.

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C
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The mushroom crepes are crave worthy, as is the lasagne bolognese. The olive oil cake with tayberries was a perfect summer dessert. Heather is a wonderful server!

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DR
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful-thank you!!

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DS
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant, it’s one of the greats that deserves even more attention. Each dish is sublime. The perfect pasta. Great atmosphere without being pretentious.

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JH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The HH wine is always exceptional.

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l
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland. It meets our requirement of having great food, great and friendly staff and parking off street.

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AK
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect neighborhood gem. Wonderful service, homemade pasta, great wine.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to meet friends, as we did!

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F
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick and efficient service, great food and reasonably priced. One of our favorites!

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D
Portland
120 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Bingo is a favorite! Food, drink & service are always spot on. Well crafted cocktails and nice wine selections. A go to for every day or special occasions.

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