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Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant

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Downtown
African, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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223 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2602
503-274-0010
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my favorite classy Lebanese dining locations

I love their Babaganoush, tabouli, kabobs, and it is a lovely dining experience in the historic Bishop House. Great location downtown. Service is always top notch. I avoid the busy weekends. They are generous, too, they support local, national and international causes by giving gift certificates... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
camryn l
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I love their Babaganoush, tabouli, kabobs, and it is a lovely dining experience in the historic Bishop House. Great location downtown. Service is always top notch. I avoid the busy weekends. They are generous, too, they support local, national and international causes by giving gift certificates to auction off in behalf of non-profit organizations. Too bad more restaurants don't get... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had an over all great experience eating there. The service was excellent and the staff are the nicest and very friendly. The food was really amazing, fresh and authentic. Hands down the best lebanese food we've ever had. Also, the place has a very nice atmosphere within a beautiful historic building. Would definitely recommend it to any one visiting... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had appetizers and drinks here with friends. Food was great , would like to return for a meal in the future. Attentive service, a lovely belly dancer, and a cozy setting in an historic building.

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Las Vegas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Close to downtown-just past a deliciously-smelling food cart area. Beautiful old building: Bishop's house. The baba ganoush and kaftan were tasty. Good red wines as well.

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Hong Kong, China
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162 reviews 162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Lebanese food, from tea, beer and very good dishes. If you are not familiar with this cooking, ask advice from the waitress. The building is quite unique. It is called the "Bishop's House", with a design that combine church features with the ones of a house. Highly recommended.

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for 15+ years. It's one of our all-time favorite's anywhere, not just P-town. Not only is the food fantastic, but the owners and service are second to none. We absolutely love this place and couldn't recommend it more highly! When we lived downtown & then in the Pearl (bk =... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to Al-Amir. We were searching for specific Lebanese dishes, and we found it here. Our dining experience was excellent. Authentic garlic sauce (toom) and excellent lamb, with a very special Lebanese wine. The owners/family were very welcoming and friendly. Great food.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland. The food is out of this world. The hospitality is top notch. The Lebanese Margarita's is a must!! Love this place! A must try if in Portland. Cheers.

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Kansas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2602
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-274-0010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 21
  • Cuisine: African, Lebanese, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?