The happy hour menu at Bryan Steelman's popular Mexican joint is similar to his regular menu. In fact, many of the items on it are the same, just discounted. Margaritas made with aguas frescas, sangrias and horchatas borrachas are all $1 off, as are baskets of crispy, house-fried tortillas chips accompanied by ramekins of guacamole and roasted salsa, and you’ll save 50 cents on selected tacos and beer (both draft and bottled). While you’re certain to enjoy a glass of beer, sangria or margarita upon arrival, you’re staying for the tacos. And because Steelman sources his meats from respected regional purveyors, it's hard to not be satisfied with the pollo asado, pescado and al pastor tacos, but his best one just may be his barbacoa. Wrapped in banana leaves and braised for 12 hours with chipotle, pasilla and ancho chiles, the brisket which fills this taco is deep, earthy and tastes a lot like the country that originally inspired Steelman to make tacos in the first place. It's happy hour every day at ¿Por Qué No? from 3 to 6 p.m.—except on Taco Tuesdays when it lasts until the doors are locked.

¿Por Qué No?, 3524 N Mississippi Ave., 503.467.4149

 

House-fried tortillas chips accompanied by guacamole and roasted salsa
House-fried tortillas chips accompanied by guacamole and roasted salsa

Pescado taco
Pescado taco

Horchatas borrachas
Horchatas borrachas

Al pastor tacos
Al pastor tacos

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