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Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant

#272 of 3,353 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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223 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2602
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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All 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
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Weinheim, Germany
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285 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Lebanese restaurant has been around for almost three decades now. It is located in the Bishop's House building on Stark St. It is not a fancy place but the food is very good. Honest, simple Lebanese specialties as you would expect. Very good & friendly service. Prices are reasonable to mid-price. If you are looking for good Arab food,... More 

1 Thank saltacity
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

professional stuff,good service, amazing food,nice ambiance ,will repeat it and go again definitely it was wonderful experience

Thank Thaline D
Preston, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the baba ganoush in the mixed starter, but to be honest the rest of food was just ok. We ate quite early, so perhaps better atmosphere later

Thank Pam C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Lebanese Cuisine!!! I could not resist trying an array of items on the menu. The tabooli bursts with the perfect combination of fresh parsley and lemon. Falafel, baba ghannooj, kibbi sineeye, and hummus provided delicious previews and accompaniments for the entrees. My pallet continued to soar with every bite of the succulent lamb chops.....amazing harmony of flavors. Dessert emerged... More 

1 Thank TraceyCamille
Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Portland has a lot of opportunities to try ethnic cuisine, and Al Amir certainly has to be among the best. The food is top notch. We particularly enjoyed the appetizer sampler platter and the various kabobs. The service is outstanding - some of the best we've received anywhere. The restaurant is housed in an interesting historic building (it's worth reading... More 

Thank Lauren S
Costa Rica
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lebanese food is not for everyone. I enjoyed it but my wife did not. The food was good but nothing stood out.

Thank kbincostarica
Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had dinner at Al Amir last evening for the first time at this location. We remember going years ago to the Lake Oswego location and enjoying it so much, but Moe, the owner, said it had closed quite a long time ago. Our appetizer of hummus with chicken shawarma and sauce was exceptional! We could have just had that... More 

Thank LaurieB980
Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The staff is friendly and the food was good. My veggie appetizers could have been a bit better because they were a bit dry, but I loved the main course.

1 Thank urbancaroline
Salem, Oregon
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We were heading to a different restaurant but decided to stop here. It was very tasty and good value. The service was fast for a business lunch.

1 Thank Larry-Lyuba
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific dinner with a fairly large group. The owner served us, made sure to accommodate everyone's dietary needs and desires, and even brought extra dishes on the house! The food was excellent and very fresh. I'm going back to Portland for another visit this week and will happily return to Al Amir. I only wish we had... More 

1 Thank M0retti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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

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