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Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant

223 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2602 (Downtown)
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Ranked #506 of 3,556 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $0 - $21
Cuisines: African, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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37 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We love this restaurant and wouldn't dream of leaving Portland without at least one meal here. We are always treated like family and the food is delicious! We have two picky teenagers and they LOVE this place. Try the Lebanese "margarita"...it's amazing! We've been several times and never been disappointed. The prices are great and the food even better!

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Portland, Orygun
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great middle eastern cuisine that always has fast and friendly service. The bartender, Mo, is one of the most friendly, hard working bartenders in the city. He's a great guy that is always welcoming and pours a stiff drink. You cannot go wrong on any of their dishes!

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The best falafel I have ever had! It makes me think that everything else I have had was frozen. The rice was nutty and fluffy and was a great complement to the delicious lamb. Delicious hummus and eggplant with warm break. The tea complemented everything for a amazing meal. I will go again and take friends.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I have never eaten Lebanese before but very much enjopyed thie experience. About ten of us ate family style. We started with the Al-Amir Sampler which included a Platter of Hummus, Baba Ghannooj, Tabooli, Grape Leaves and Falafel. For the main course we had a hodge podge of chicken, lamb, beef, and vegetable entrees. All were great. I will return... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We began our dining experience at another Lebanese restaurant up the street but after a bad glass of wine and a just okay appetizer we decided to move on to Al-Amir . We had a wonderful experience as Moe served us a generous pour of a newly acquired Chianti which was delicious. Our meal was excellent as well. We will... More

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The decor and ambiance is great here, the service is good and the food is great. if you haven't been able to try a Middle-Eastern restaurant in the area, Al-Amir is a great option.

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Irvine, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Food was neither good nor bad. Décor fine. One complaint though. The restaurant has a front and a back room. The night we were there they were seating everyone in the back room. In hind sight I wish I had asked to be moved early on. In the small back room we were seated next to a very large party.... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Didn't realize Lebanese food was Mediterranean food. Had the Lamb Shish Kabob and enjoyed it. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. I certainly felt satisfied. Service is good and friendly. Will go back again.

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portland, or
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A group of about 20 just recently went to Al Amir in downtown Portland for a birthday celebration. We decided to eat family style and the food just kept coming. It was all excellent...especially the vegetables!! The Belly Dancing entertainment was fun, especially when our guest of honor joined in the fun! The only problem was at the end of... More

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Spokane, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went on a friend's recommendation but wouldn't recommend the restaurant to others or go there again. There are several higher rated Lebanese restaurants in Portland, Menu and food were both quite bland and boring. Wine and spirits selection both poor. We've seen much better belly dancing too. The interior decor looked quite shabby but the low light level hid... More

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