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Nicholas' Restaurant

#109 of 3,415 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
+1 503-235-5123
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Went to Nicholas' partially looking for great Greek cuisine since my favorite place, Alexis closed due to the owner's retirement after 30 years of the best Greek food in PDX. The menu listed the food as "Mediterranean" and was mostly Lebanese with a few Greek style dishes. Fortunately, I love great Lebanese food, too! Was pleasantly surprised by the food... More 

Thank Radon47
Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

it was actually good, not great. the service was very good,the food was good but i`ve had better, good size portions and the bread! oh man the best one i've ever had. the lamb gyro is a good option and the mezza is a good option if you dont know what to order. they have vegetarian options too. nice place!

Thank Lex F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided to come to Portland for the weekend for a "Food & Beverage" Crawl. We ended up at Nicholas' on a recommendation and WOW are we happy. Before you can even settle in they bring out a fresh out of the fire fresh backed flat bread pita the size of a hub cap! The menu offers... More 

Thank MTLuv2travel1988
Olympia, Washington
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481 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Been here many a time and this visit was back to 5 star. Food was excellent and service was great. Had my favorite chicken kabob. Try it

Thank Robert L
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Had frequented the Gresham location a few years back but this was the first time we visited the original Grand location. Restaurant was very busy but the wait to be seated was not protracted. The restaurant itself, was small and intimate with plenty of diners on this Sunday evening. Good atmosphere albeit a bit hard to hear! As with all... More 

Thank John M B
Saint Helens, Oregon
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

My daughter is a vegetarian and chose this place for her birthday dinner and we loved it. Lots of veg choices but lots of meat choices also. Everything is fresh and it tastes wonderful, we can't wait to go back and try some other things. The first thing you get is a fresh hot plate of pita with a nice... More 

Thank Jeff C
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264 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I attended a convention at the Convention Center and did not want to have lunch there. Took a walk, and about three blocks away walked past this restaurant that was jammed with locals, but saw two tables getting cleaned for the next guests. It is not fancy. Food is outstanding. First of all, a freshly baked enormous puffy pita bread... More 

Thank beeperVancouver
Olympia, Washington
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I had some delicious saffron rice and chicken with a yummy salad. The whole meal was really good and plentiful. I left there happy and stuffed. It was my first time there. I can't wait to return!

Thank Tony H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This place is really good. They make their own bread and it was delicious. I got lamb kebabs and they were juicy and the saffron rice was very good. Very friendly servers.

Thank poly2014
San Benito, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Everything is delicious here! I've been in other places and this has been the best!!! The bread is delicious, we tried this time the falafel, stuffed great leaves and the lamb.

Thank Madita M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-5123
This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.

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