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Portland's 4 favorite spots for cheap tacos

Portland's 4 favorite spots for cheap tacos
Pig Patas Tacos | Photo: Lisa C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 30, 2020.

Got a hankering for tacos?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable taco spots in Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

1. Pepe Chile Taqueria & Catering

photo: mark h./yelp

Topping the list is Pepe Chile Taqueria & Catering. Located at 3441 N. Vancouver Ave. in Eliot, the food truck, which offers tacos and more, is the highest-rated inexpensive taco spot in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 63 reviews on Yelp.

This spot serves up authentic Oaxacan tacos topped with cilantro, onions and a choice of marinated pork, achiote-marinated chicken, grilled steak and more. 

2. The Waypost

Photo: Ashley D./Yelp

Next up is Eliot's The Waypost, situated at 3120 N. Williams Ave. With four stars out of 116 reviews on Yelp, the music venue and bar, which offers tacos and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

The full-service bar offers $3.50 tacos with spiced shredded chicken, slow-roasted pork and adobo-spiced tempeh. 

3. Pig Patas Tacos

photo: pig patas tacos/yelp

King's Pig Patas Tacos, located at 445 N.E. Killingsworth St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable spot to score tacos and more four stars out of 95 reviews. 

Stop by for tacos smothered in chicken, chorizo, carnitas and more. 

4. Taco Machine

photo: taco machine/yelp

Taco Machine, a food truck that offers tacos and more in Vernon, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 21 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1540 N.E. Killingsworth St. to see for yourself.

The family-run eatery offers a variety of street tacos, as well as pork belly tacos with pineapple, red onions, cilantro and lime. 


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