Fresh Colombian Food

Since 2012, Que Bacano! serves fresh and authentic Colombian food in the community including a dining spot and open-air bakery at Portland Mercado, and throughout the region at catered events. We offer unique and traditional dishes made with quality imported and local ingredients. If you're looking for a healthy and exciting change from the ordinary, give us a try today!

Our Story

The rich gastronomy and culture of Colombia is uncommonly known in Portland. Qué Bacano is on a mission to change that by introducing a deliciously unique culinary experience.

 Our menu at Portland Mercado is filled with traditional Colombian plates, such as Arroz con Pollo, Arepas, Ceviche and Bandeja Paisa, treats one would find in towns and cities across Colombia. Our open-air bakery inside the Portland Mercado building allows you to grab a quick empanada or order our arepas, almojabanas or tres leches in bulk to take home.

Colombia is truly as diverse in landscape as it is in cuisine -from the Carribean sea to the Pacific Ocean; the amazon jungle to the foothills of the Northern Andes mountain range, we are excited to share our heritage in Portland. ¡Que Bacano! 

Our People

"Que Bacano" is colombian slang used to describe something as cool, nice, hip, or radical. 

Andres Felipe Perez and Karen Castañeda, Husband and Wife, are natives of Colombia and the proud owners of Que Bacano Food & Bakery (BOTH locations at Portland Mercado).  

They came to this country to start a new life and follow their dreams. Andres & Karen joined the Portland Mercado and participated in its development. Originally a dentist in Colombia, Chef Andres learned culinary skills in Italy, and Karen graduated Medical School.

Que Bacano!

7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR
(503) 863 0655

Click here to review us!

 "Delicious dishes. Highly recommend almojabanas (yeasty bread rolls filled with cheese) & patacones (fried plantains/tostones topped with shredded meat, slaw, crema). Staff is nice and helpful, too."

Alicia G.

 "Wow! I loved my experience here. I ordered the Patacones and can't say enough good things about this dish. Three twice fried plantain cakes topped with marinated chicken and a cabbage slaw drizzled with, what appeared to be, avocado cream sauce! Wow it was like a street taco and a plantain tostada had a baby!..." 

Stephanie S.

 "Favorite spot at Mercado! Patacones! Delicious! I literally crave these and could easily eat these every week...and sometimes I do. Grab a dish and take it right next door and grab a beer. Great music too..."

Sesha S.

 "My favorite cart at the Mercado! Most things on the menu are gluten free, and all are delicious. The yucca and the cheese bread always sing their siren song to me, but I think my favorite is the patacones, basically tacos with flattened fried plantains instead of tortillas.  So, so good."

Dana S.

Enjoy our delicious Colombian cooking at your special event!

For events big or small, formal or casual, business or fun, Que Bacano! Catering is the perfect way to enjoy a healthy, delicious and authentic meal.

We can provide catering for groups of 10 or more people. For groups of less than 50 people, we only require 48 hours notice prior to your special event.  If you are hosting a larger event, 50 or more guests, please give us at least 7 days to process your request.

If you are interested in having Que Bacano! catering services for your next event, please fill out the form shown below, and we will contact you as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patronage.

Call us today! (503) 863 0655