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The Best Taco Place in North Portland!

By David Columbus, September 11, 2020

Controversial title I know…. But believe me – I have been going to this place since the very beginning!

Finding a good go to taco place in Portland is almost like finding a needle in a haystack. There are many criteria that come to my mind when finding that spot….Is it it affordable to get pretty often?

Is it open late at night for those late night cravings? 

Is the meat always dry or is it moist most of the time? 

How far do I have to drive to satisfy my cravings? 

Is it locally owned? 

And most importantly, do they have horchata?  

Javier’s Tacos has it all. With over 1,000 reviews on Google, Javier’s Tacos definitely does not disappoint. The portions are huge so I’m always leaving happy but in a food coma…. Their meat is tender and moist, and I never have to wait too long for my food even though it is a pretty popular place. The best part is that they have the nicest and sweetest staff! I typically get the combination plates because you can get a bang for your buck for a variety of food and a horchata of course for that extra refreshing touch! The next time you’re in North Portland, stop on by at this place and it’ll quickly become your new go to spot for all your friends and family!

David Columbus

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 20+ years of experience as a broker and investor. His experience includes residential, commercial, investment property, and multi-family housing. He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer for whom smart, personalized client service is key. Over 90 percent of his ongoing business is referred from satisfied clients. In his past life, David worked in yacht delivery, delivering privately-owned classic yachts from the East Coast to the Caribbean, transatlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea; his responsibilities ranged from captain to crew. David holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Michigan University and attended the University of Nottingham, England where he studied Medieval West History and Victorian Literature. After graduating David moved to Chicago where he worked as a Eurodollar Futures Broker while teaching sailing at Northwestern University during his lunch breaks. David moved to Portland in 1999 and has never looked back. In recent history (2015), David and his partner, of 17+ years, Grant, sailed their boat out the Columbia River, turned left, and headed south, exploring the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast of Mexico for over nine months. He is a strong supporter of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Basic Rights Oregon, p:ear, Urban Gleaners, Oregon Wild, Habitat for Humanity, Willamette River Keepers and is a member of Vancouver Lake Crew and the Rose City Yacht Club.
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