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Oba Restaurant
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555 NW 12th Ave Portland, OR 97209
555 Northwest 12th AvenueUSOregonPortland97209
(503) 228-6161obarestaurant.com
$$Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
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Latin American Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant
European Restaurant
Steak House
American Restaurant
Nuevo Latino Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Today 4PM–12:30AM
Saturday 4PM–12:30AMSunday 4–10PMMonday 4–10PMTuesday 4–10PMWednesday 4–10PMThursday 4–10PMFriday 4PM–12:30AM
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Located in the heart of the Pearl District, ¡Oba! is known for its festive atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and vibrant, award-winning Nuevo Latino cuisine.
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Updated, upscale Latin tapas & larger plates in festive surrounds with big booths & a happy hour.- Google
"Even the cocktails and happy hour menu is priced far too high."
"The atmosphere of the bar area on a Friday was lively but still comfortable."
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K H
2 weeks ago
We went for the happy hour menu and it was worth the trip. The mojitos and margaritas were made with real juice mixes and were reasonably priced at $5 a drink. The food options are varied - from vegetarian to raw tuna offerings - and tasty, specializing in small plates. The atmosphere of the bar area on a Friday was lively but still comfortable.
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Scott McDonald
a month ago
Expensive for sure, but great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely return! One star removed for prices, they don't need to be that high, especially for drinks. Otherwise, fantastic!
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Adán Grouman
5 months ago
5 stars across the board. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Everything showed attention to detail and quality. We had the Vaca Frita and Camarones Asados. And for desert, the Carrot Tres Leches.
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Brian Fuller
11 months ago
UPDATE: A long time favorite is no more. Much to my chagrin changes have taken place at Oba. Some are significant, like removing my wife's absolute favorite dish...the banana steak (bife a micalense) from the menu. Others more subtle, like replacing mashed potatoes with rice pilaf and taking away the roasted corn salsa from the vaca frita, or using banana sorbet instead of banana ice cream with the malasadas. Even the amazing guac is not enough to bring us back to Oba sadly. Here's to hoping your favorite(s) have been left untouched. Oba is our go-to for special occasions. The food and drinks are always good and always consistent. The only negative about Oba is the service. It is almost always slow. Slow like put your next drink order in when you current drink is being served. And it's not just an issue with the bar. The timing of the food service has been off on just about every visit. We always order the same dishes so we order everything when the server first visits our table but our food inexplicably comes out after tables that were seated after us and ordered after us. It was so bad the last time that I actually adjusted our tip and left a note on the back of the receipt.
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Vanessa Peterson
2 weeks ago
Really comfortable place, great food. Generous portions. Definitely get the guacamole. They have a completely separate big vegetarian menu, just ask. Pricing is what I would expect for the area and food.
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Lorri Anne
2 months ago
I love this place! So fun! Great food! Great people! Great service!
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Sub-Rosa Sage
11 months ago
I love this place, can't wait to come back! Delicious food, excellent atmosphere, great service and friendly knowledgeable staff.
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Gabby Rosas
4 years ago
Great location for happy hour! wonderful service, you can sit outside and enjoy the summer breeze. Walking distance to many wonderful gems in the Pearl District. I recommend stopping here on any 1st Thursday and you're bound to see quite a mix of characters!

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