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Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant

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223 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2602
503-274-0010
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and food

WE crossed the river and found this venue b/c our first choice did not have any parking space available East of the river. Great idea!! Our lovely and efficient waitress, Lydia, explained the dishes and brought a starter on the house. Our mains tasted super and since the portions are so generous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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370 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

WE crossed the river and found this venue b/c our first choice did not have any parking space available East of the river. Great idea!! Our lovely and efficient waitress, Lydia, explained the dishes and brought a starter on the house. Our mains tasted super and since the portions are so generous we now have tomorrow's dinner in the fridge.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Possibly the least advertised but the absolute best Lebanese restaurant in Portland. In fact, the best I've experienced anywhere. Their Baba Ganoush is perfection, the other appetizers sublime ... hardly had room for the shrimp! (Box up the leftovers, if there are any). The bar is well-stocked, and when I asked if they could make me a Spanish Coffee to... More 

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The restaurant says its open till midnight but dinner serving is until 10:30pm and they blamed us as we came at 11:30pm and wanted to extra charge us for that. Additionally, the portions are extremely little and very expensive compared to other mediterranean restaurants we went to before.

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were told on the plane to Portland by a local that if we like Lebanese food we must go to Al-Amir and so we did and so GLAD we did. We were the first customers at 5 pm on the 4 th of July. We were greeted and sat right away. We ordered a Lebanese Margarita and a glass... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant many times, and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend Maza Al-Amir (Lebanese "tour"). The food is consistently good, prices are reasonable and service unparalleled. Don't leave without having one of their famous Spanish coffees! Mo & Lydia treat their customers like family!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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, Mediterranean, 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?