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318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-235-5123
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic...
This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.
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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Treat Yourself to an Experience

This surprising location brings a whole new opportunity to enjoy the recipes and service of this wonderful family inspired restaurant. We feel really lucky to have chosen this for our lunch spot prior to riding the wonderful bike trail nearby. You need no advice on what to order as all is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Ricki M
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This surprising location brings a whole new opportunity to enjoy the recipes and service of this wonderful family inspired restaurant. We feel really lucky to have chosen this for our lunch spot prior to riding the wonderful bike trail nearby. You need no advice on what to order as all is topnotch and flavorful. Treat yourselves.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are not that adventures when it comes to food but this restaurant was so great that I do see ourselves going back to it. Great hummus and great fresh bread and amazing olive oil that was incredibly fragrant. The restaurant was very busy and a little too loud for us but food was so great that everything else was... More 

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Portland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had falafel, hummus, tabouli, Lebanese pizza, spanikopita and more. All amazing. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We've found our new favorite place.

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Surrey
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great and friendly service! The pita and hummus to start is excellent. Big portions and really tasty. Especially loved the spinach pie.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is the place. You have to go. Everything we had was between excellent and unbelievably good. We particularly loved the lamb kabobs, gyros, hummus, strawberry lemonade, and of course the perfect pita bread they pile on your table. A fantastic meal!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

From the beginning with that giant Lebanese bread hot out of the oven, to the appetizers, to mixing up menu items with pleasure by the wait staff, to the fantastic skewers (lamb & chicken), everything was great. Not a fancy place, but the food was really perfect, tender, tasty, and quite obviously made from scratch. This place bookmarked for the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Second visit here! I have to come more. Wonderful food, cozy seating assignments, always busy, but expect good conversation, outstanding wait staff and delicious food. Large portions to share! The Baba Ghanoush is the best in town. I had a chicken kabob salad, yum yum, with 2 large skewers of meat and lots of fresh feta. Bring all your friends... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have been coming here ( one on SE Grand Steet ) for the last 5 years not on a regular basis but on a yearly basis. The review is based on my observations over the years : 1) Wait times on Friday & Saturday. Place has been always been heavily crowded on Friday evenings & Saturday evenings. They accept... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We arrived 7 pm on a Wednesday to a packed restaurant. Fortunately, we had to wait only a few minutes to be seated. There's a good reason this place is so popular. We each had one of the mezze platters so we could sample a variety of their dishes. each had the hummus, tahziki, felafel and tabouli. All were top... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I LOVE this place, can not begin to describe what a great experience it is to go dining with Nicholas! The staff are very helpful and attentive, really great personalities and are very nice. Helpful when it comes to ordering. We know exactly what we want when we go in, which is usually a plethora of food!... More 

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Additional Information about Nicholas' Restaurant

Address: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: +1 503-235-5123
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-5123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?