Mingo is my FAVORITE spot in the Portland area. A branch of of Portland's Downtown Cafe Mingo restaurant, Mingo is simple, delicious and a wonderful place. The food is always spot on and the waitstaff is dedicated to the restaurant's quality. I was first introduced to Mingo by my aunt when I was 18. My aunt has been going for years before that - this place knows how to stay in business and thrive.
Everyone who knows Mingo knows that the "Penne al Sugo di Carne" is their specialty. Everyone I have sent to Mingo raves about the food, especially the Sugo. You can go for happy hour and get a smaller portion even.
This restaurant has it going on!