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Canby Asparagus Farm /
Casa de Tamales
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The restaurant's exterior in 2021
Restaurant information
Food type Mexican
Street address 10605 Southeast Main Street
City Milwaukie
State Oregon
Country United States
Coordinates 45°26′46″N 122°38′31″W / 45.4460°N 122.6419°W / 45.4460; -122.6419

Canby Asparagus Farm and Casa de Tamales (sometimes collectively referred to as Canby Asparagus Farm Casa de Tamales) are a farm operation and Mexican restaurant based in Milwaukie, Oregon, United States.


Located at 10605 Southeast Main Street, the restaurant's menu features Mexican cuisine including as burritos, chile rellenos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos, and tamales. The brunch buffet also features bacon, eggs, and Mexican-style potatoes. In 2012, Willamette Week staff said the restaurant's interior had "walls packed with gewgaws including a marlin, framed Elvis posters and Pee-wee Herman riding a lion". New seasonal entrees were unveiled in late 2020.


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The restaurant's exterior, 2021

Canby Asparagus Farm has been owned by Charles Maes and family since 1991. The business has staffed booths at the Milwaukie Farmers Market and others in the region. Maes' son Brandon opened Casa de Tamales in November 2007.

In 2018, a 10-foot tall, 400-pound boot sculpture displayed on the building's exterior for decades was stolen. Like many other restaurants, Casa de Tamales operated at limited capacities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maes spoke out against some of the restrictions.

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