Our Story

Our menu is designed to reflect the food of the everyday Peruvian -– fresh, flavorful, street foods including empanadas, snacks, sandwiches, salads, soups, plates and cocktails, served in a bustling environment. This is the food our Lima-raised Chef and co-owner, Catalina Acuña ate growing up, shared with her friends after school, and enjoyed while out-and-about in Lima neighborhoods. In 2005, Catalina’s cousin and co-owner, Sadie Morrison, an Oregon-native customer service and operations manager, began joining Catalina on her annual travels to Peru and quickly developed a passion for Peruvian food and culture. In 2011 we joined together to open Las Primas, Spanish for “the cousins,” and share casual, fresh, and authentic Peruvian foods with Portlanders. It is important to us that our space reflects our love for all things Peruvian and we put our hearts into making it so. From the large mural we painted ourselves, to the counter-tops we surfaced with thousands of bottle caps and Peruvian candy wrappers, to the wall decorations we acquired on our travels through the country, we want the bright colors of Peru to greet everyone who walks through the doors. Thanks for being a part of our journey! ¡Provecho! Catalina and Sadie