3.7 / 2 votes

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Upscale Central and South American

Restaurant, Bar

Oba is a trendy restaurant, with a large bar/lounge area and indoor and outdoor seating. The cuisine is a mix of various Central and South American cuisines.

Vegetarians and vegans should ask for the separate vegetarian menu. The staff can accomodate requests for vegan and wheat-free items.

The bar is open until 11 PM Tue-Thu, and until 12:30 PM on Fri-Sat.

Added by Dave Rolsky on Jul 14 03 (last updated Jan 28 04)

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Oba is a really swanky place and definitely a great place to take a date. The bar is modern and funky, whereas the dining area is a bit more romantic.

The service is top-notch and really friend, from the servers to the hosts.

While the vegan options are limited here, Oba does have a separate vegetarian menu if you ask for it. I got the tacos dinner modified to be vegan ($12 or so): it was tasty, but really basic. Given that we're in Portland, I would have hoped for a vegan mole sauce, or maybe even just some grilled tofu and seitan.

I also had their guacamole, which was decent, but could have been a bit more savory (I think it needed a bit of salt, and a little more lime).

There are no vegan desserts (other than sorbet, which is so boring as to not warrant attention), sadly.

On a whole, not a bad place. I'd come back for a drink, though the vegan food options aren't interesting enough for me to justify another full meal here.

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  • Mexican
  • South American



5:30pm - 9pm
5:30pm - 10pm
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