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Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant

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Downtown
Lebanese, African, Middle Eastern
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223 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2602
503-274-0010
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed 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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
What a great experience with wonderful food!

Hadn't been to Al-Amir for sometime. Our loss. We will be going back soon. The service was fun, helpful, and prompt. There was so much good food the four of us couldn't eat it all. Left overs tonight! They must make their own hummus. So much flavor. Grape leafs, chicken, vegetables, lamb, and who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
OCGordon
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Hadn't been to Al-Amir for sometime. Our loss. We will be going back soon. The service was fun, helpful, and prompt. There was so much good food the four of us couldn't eat it all. Left overs tonight! They must make their own hummus. So much flavor. Grape leafs, chicken, vegetables, lamb, and who knows what else. Many different flavors.... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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195 reviews 195 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It had been a long time since I had been to this restaurant. We celebrated a good friend's birthday party and the food was very good, service excellent. Had a great time with the staff and even a belly dancer! We ordered the chef's choice and were filled with hummus, tabouli, baba ganoush and a delicious plate filled with all... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great meal. Owner showed us great hospitality. Helped us pick out some tasty choices for very economical prices. The place should have been packed if you look at value for the dollar. Bargain and a half and a great host thrown in . This is a real gem Portland I wish I lived closer. Real treat.

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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 21
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, African, 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?