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Nicholas' Restaurant

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318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
+1 503-235-5123
12:00 pm - 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Great meal of lamb and other middle Eastern food. Pita bread just out of the oven. Lots of food and very good also. I tried the rice pudding for dessert and it was also excellent.

Thank standavis99
North Carolina
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Authentic, delicious food. Loved the quaint atmosphere, quick service. Would recommend to visitors looking for something off the beaten path in Portland.

Thank Sarah P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I stop here whenever in Portland. It is small and crowded and if you don't like it, that's great. That means I don't have to wait as long to get in. Worth the wait.

Thank Michelle N
Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I went here on the recommendation of the staff at Miller Paint across the street. What a great place. It's small and cramped, but so what!? Staff was super friendly. I think I was served by the owner (she looked like the woman on the back of the menu). Very quickly after I sat down I was presented with a... More 

Thank Nate B

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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
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?