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Oba Restaurant

#125 of 3,415 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Central American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3038 (NW Hoyt)
+1 503-228-6161
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:30
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Portland, Orgeon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there for sisters birthday. Made a reservation since there was 16 of us. When we arrived they had a table ready and explained there would be 1 check and a 20% gratuity added. Drinks were ordered. when they were brought out 2 of us were told they were out of the beer we ordered. This was 6 PM on... More 

Thank Insulationman
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is has been here for years. It's always consistent and good. Solid place and great for parties because they have a nice private party room with a private bar.

Thank Dmhuyssoon
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with family. The decor and ambiance were very nice, as were the chips and dip we had at the beginning. Their margaritas were excellent as well. For dinner, two of us had steaks and were disappointed. Although we as fo

Thank LUMIN1110
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! So glad we chose Oba's for our New Years dining. Drinks were great, beautiful and delicious appi's, wonderful dinner. Waitress made a perfect dessert recommendation. Lovely atmosphere! Loved the low lights and decor.

Thank Lovetobikevacation
Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful, Jeffery, our sever, was outstanding. We were first time customers trying this restaurant out with a Groupon and we will definitely be back! We saw many menu items we want to try and everyone was wonderful. Thank you!

1 Thank thehart5
United States
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Took a business associate here right after Thanksgiving, we had the table side guac which was good, although a bit more lime and heat would have been welcome. The avocados were beautifully ripe though and that's what it is all about! I had the salmon and it was fresh and delicious and came with cherry sauce (not too sweet) and... More 

1 Thank Melinda N
Windsor, Canada
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1,499 reviews
731 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I went here for a lunch and found the unique twist on Latin found very delicious and visually appealing as well. Especially the corn cobs on a stick. I forget what they're called, but they were great. Service was ok, no issues there, but nothing to brag about either.

1 Thank James A
Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wonderful margeuitas! Dinner was delicious as were the drinks but what they did with their little banana dessert was amazing (and I'm not even a big banana fan!)!!!

1 Thank Carol N
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at Oba for happy hour and were very pleased with the food, drinks, service! It didn't hurt that the weather was perfect for sitting outside and enjoying a late summer evening. This is a South American style restaurant, in a slightly quieter section of downtown Portland, so parking was also not hard to find. We ordered what... More 

1 Thank MamaSue56
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our family was down from Seattle for the weekend and was staying in the Pearl District. We decided to find a place within walking distance from our hotel for dinner on Saturday night and chose Oba based on Yelp reviews. The dining area was quite open with high ceilings, the only complaint that it did get quite loud even though... More 

1 Thank Bill C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Central American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3038
    (NW Hoyt)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-6161
Located in the heart of the Pearl District, Oba! Restaurant is known for its festive atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and vibrant, award-winning Nuevo Latino cuisine.Oba! Restaurante opened in Portland, Oregon in October 1997 by owner Steve McLain. Executive Chef Luis Contrera's innovative cuisine, explores vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and across the Americas. Oba!'s menu is where bold latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, local ingredients. Creating a festive, friendly setting in which guests feel welcome and nurtured is Oba!'s ultimate goal. Oba!'s inventive cuisine, stunning design, hand-crafted cocktails and commitment to excellent guest service have sustained a solid following and 15 successful years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?