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Karam Restaurant

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515 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-2631 (Formerly Karam Lebanese Cuisine)
+1 503-223-0830
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Absolutely terrific Lebanese food

We were walking down the street looking for a place to eat, and ran into this restaurant. Good thing we did. They have the most incredible lamb shank I've ever had in a restaurant in my life. Great food with big portions. Can't beat that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Paul W
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were walking down the street looking for a place to eat, and ran into this restaurant. Good thing we did. They have the most incredible lamb shank I've ever had in a restaurant in my life. Great food with big portions. Can't beat that.

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Using Trip Advisor, we selected this restaurant one night because people seemed to like it and it was close to our hotel. Loved our meal. We tried the Fatayer appetizer and it was super. Never had it before, loved the seasoning on the meat. Both the chicken kabob and the Kafta kabob were also delicious. Meal came with a salad... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you enjoy Mediterranean food, this restaurant should be on your list while in Portland. It's not fancy, but the food is delicious and there were lots of locals at lunchtime that clearly frequent the restaurant often. We tried the 'earn' cold yogourt drinks, the Tabouli salad and Shawarma lamb dish. All good and served promptly. We will return!

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colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have been twice, 2 years apart. We love the very fresh middle eastern food. The room is fairly small but beautifully decorated and the staff very friendly. We would have eaten here more if there weren't so many other great choices in Portland.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Karam is my favorite restaurant in Portland. A visit there is incomplete without a meal with these wonderful folks. Every item on the menu I've tried is fantastic. The food is truly divine... if you are a foodie looking for something off the beaten path, this is your spot! The restaurant itself is lovely, and the wait staff are friendly,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was the best meal during our stay at Portland. Service was great and the food was scrumptious, even the kids enjoyed the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I came here last night with my wife and 2 kids and the food was great! The staff were nice, attendant, and fast serving, I was very happy with their service. The food was on time and the chicken was moist and very tender; even my kids liked it and they are picky eaters! My family loved how authentic, clean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The best restaurant in the world Best service and most delicious food in Portland I would recommend all of you to visit it and give your opinions

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Having just relocated from Dubai to the United States, the family was craving Lebanese food. During a short trip to Portland, we stumbled on Karam Restaurant and decided to give it a try. We sampled all of our favorite dishes: Shish taouk, Taboule, Fatoush, hummus, Baba Ganouj and finished with some Baklava.....we were brought back to the middle east !... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were fortunate to find Karam Restaurant on a recent visit during Portland's Rose Festival. Inside seating looked inviting, but we decided to eat outside (sidewalk seating), and were glad we did. It was a bit like a European vacation: enjoying delicious food with relaxed, but attentive service, while viewing local culture. We nibbled our way through Pumpkin Kibbee -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-2631 (Formerly Karam Lebanese Cuisine)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-223-0830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?