Holidays

Where to Get Food & Drink Specials for Cinco de Mayo 2021 in Portland

Tacos, Margaritas, and More
May 4, 2021
For Portland Margarita Week, the self-proclaimed "Michelin-starred dive bar" Bit House Collective is featuring the "Wasabi Rocket-ita" (Patron Silver, Damiana Liqueur, arugula, wasabi, citrus, and nori). (Bit House Collective)

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Technically, the holiday commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the United States, it's also a day to celebrate Mexican American culture. Although indoor dining is still closed in Portland, many restaurants are still offering specials available for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining. We've rounded up some of the most festive offerings in town, from taco and drink combos at Tropicale to special margaritas for a good cause from Portland Margarita Week. Read on for more delicious ways to fête the holiday. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

Botanist
The quintet Son de Cuba will regale guests on the cocktail bar's outdoor patio with classic and modern Latin music. Reservations are recommended to ensure entry, though not required.
Northwest
Outdoor seating

Don Kamaron
This Mexican seafood restaurant will serve drink specials in buckets for the occasion.
Southeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Margarita Factory
This Happy Valley spot, which offers an extensive range of enormous margaritas ranging from a spicy jalapeño margarita to a "007 Margarita" with Chambord and gold tequila to a glitzy "Marilyn Monroe" margarita made with champagne and served in a high heel, will be celebrating "Cinco de Drinko" with special giveaways and will extend their hours until 11 pm.
Happy Valley
Pickup, delivery, outdoor seating, or limited indoor seating

New Seasons
Stock up on handmade organic tortilla chips from Xico while picking up guacamole supplies.
Various locations
Pickup

Pinolo Gelato
The local gelateria will reveal a new themed mystery flavor for one day only in honor of Cinco de Mayo—they hint that it's made with "some of Mexico’s most delicious native ingredients."
Southeast
Pickup or delivery

Portland Margarita Week
Sip salty, limey elixirs from a dozen participating bars, including Deadshot, Botanist, Bit House Collective, and more. Proceeds will benefit Team Brownsville, an organization providing aid for those seeking asylum.
Various locations

Que Pasa Cantina
The colorful cantina will open at noon on the holiday and will offer food and drink specials and giveaways to celebrate.
Southeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Tight Tacos
This taco spot is offering to-go taco kits at both locations as well as to-go margaritas from its Division location.
Southeast
Pickup or delivery

Taqueria Nueve
The taqueria is offering a family meal with chips and guacamole, Caesar salad, enchiladas verdes (chicken, pork, or squash), and rice and beans (black or refried), available for takeout or delivery via DoorDash. They'll also have expanded outdoor seating and are taking reservations.
Southeast
Pickup, delivery, or outdoor seating

Tropicale
Grab a taco/beverage combo with your choice of a camarón or ranchera taco with a refreshing Tecate or Topo Chico to wash it down.
Southeast
Pickup or delivery

Verde Cocina
If you're looking for an al fresco Cinco de Mayo feast, Verde Cocina has you covered with a special picnic meal that includes a cocktail, entree, chips and guacamole, a cheesecake, and a few surprises.
Pearl District, Southwest
Pickup or delivery

The Village Ice Cream Factory
For one day only, this ice cream shop will be offering ice cream "tacos" featuring two kid's scoops of any flavor in a waffle cone shell, with your choice of syrup, whipped cream and a cherry.
Southwest
Pickup