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Republic Cafe & Ming's Lounge

222 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3806
+1 503-226-4388
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
5 Mar 2017
“The oldest Chinese restaurant in Portland”
27 Sep 2016
“old reliable”
Open Now
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
222 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3806
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

You know, sometimes you take a risk and go into a place that has history and is a bit...sketchy...from the outside. We went with a party of 7 on a Friday night and got a table in a busy restaurant. One of our party was...More

1  Thank mattruane
Reviewed September 27, 2016

I wish I could visit more than once a year. I am a sucker for the combo plate, but everyone in our party devoured their meal. Prices are reasonable.

Thank morteight
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Sorry. I go here for the food. It is consistently great. I wish I lived in Portland again so I could sample all the dishes, but it's only once a year for me, and I can't miss the barbecued pork and ribs ......and the portions...More

Thank morteight
Reviewed June 12, 2015

Being over 80 years old, the Republic Café & Ming's Lounge is Portland's oldest Chinese Restaurant. For a restaurant to survive this long, the food has to be good. The décor shows its age though, being somewhat dark and dingy and in dire need of...More

2  Thank Swabado
Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Went to this place twice. Located in Chinatown, and is one of the oldest bars. Eric our bartender was great! The appetizers were great, and it has slots to keep you additionally entertained. Would definitely go back!

Thank clslape
Reviewed December 26, 2014

What is amazing about the Republic Cafe is not its food or decor but its longetivity. It is no where near the best of Chinese food in Portland, but it is certainly consistent. This restaurant, in Portland's Chinatown in Oldtown Portland is ancient. With a...More

Thank Mikpar
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hot & sour soup is excellent, and the large bowl serves 4. The Mongolian beef dish is very flavorful and filling. It also serves 2. This area is a little more quiet but for really good Chinese food, I highly recommend.

Thank Maud N
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Located in the China Town section of Portland this old timey eatery hasn't been renovated in 50 years, at least it looked that way to me and our hosts have been eating there since they were children and both are pushing 70, but doesn't need...More

Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was the one and only place that did not meet our expectations. The staff seemed like they could care less if we were there or not. Just kind of flopped everything on the table and when we ordered the waitress said is that all...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We used to eat here many years ago and the menu is just as good as then but this place needs a renovation, everything is old, falling apart and does not look clean, the bathroom was a mess and dirty

Thank doris n
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-4388
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