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The 15 Best Arab Restaurants In Portland

Updated: August 22, 2022

After some great Arab cuisine? These are our favourite spots in Portland for Middle Eastern fare. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best Arab. So pay these stores a visit for fantastic pita and falafel and the best kibbeh we have tasted.

Find the perfect Arab restaurant

DarSalam

Middle Eastern, $$, ConcordiaMiddle Eastern, $$Portland, Concordia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Portland's top 4 Middle Eastern spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • City Seeker

    Best Middle Eastern in Portland

    City Seeker

Tōv

Tea & Coffee, $, SunnysideTea & Coffee, $Portland, Sunnyside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Fall into autumn at one of Portland's seasonal hotspots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Female Foodie

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    Female Foodie

Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine

Lebanese, $$, MontavillaLebanese, $$Portland, Montavilla
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Travel Portland, 2021

    Family is at the Heart of Lebanese Food in Portland

    Travel Portland, 2021
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Drink and Dine in Historic Montavilla

    Eater, 2022

Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine

Middle Eastern, $$, SunnysideMiddle Eastern, $$Portland, Sunnyside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Ovation Coffee & Tea

Tea & Coffee, $, Pearl DistrictTea & Coffee, $Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Portland's Pearl District neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Here are Portland's top 5 gluten-free spots

    Hoodline, 2020

Kasbah Moroccan Cafe

Moroccan, $, Old Town-ChinatownMoroccan, $Portland, Old Town-Chinatown
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

The Pleasant Peasant

Food Truck, $, BuckmanFood Truck, $Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Persian Kabab

Food Truck, $, DowntownFood Truck, $Portland, Downtown
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Gyro Kingdom

Food Stand, $$, MontavillaFood Stand, $$Portland, Montavilla
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Kabob

Middle Eastern, $$, Hosford-AbernethyMiddle Eastern, $$Portland, Hosford-Abernethy
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Al Hawr

Middle Eastern, $$, Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair HillMiddle Eastern, $$Portland, Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Egyptian Bros

Mediterranean, $, BuckmanMediterranean, $Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

DarSalam Lazurdi

Middle Eastern, $$, DowntownMiddle Eastern, $$Portland, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tangier Moroccan & Mediterranean Cuisine

Moroccan, $$, Old Town-ChinatownMoroccan, $$Portland, Old Town-Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Karam Restaurant & Bar

Lebanese, $$, DowntownLebanese, $$Portland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Picking the right Arab restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 717 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline and Eater, 9087 Portland restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Here are Portland's top 5 gluten-free spots, Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Portland's Pearl District neighborhood and Eater - Where to Drink and Dine in Historic Montavilla. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

There are 15 Arab restaurants in Portland.

DarSalam, Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine, and Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine are vegetarian-friendly Arab restaurants in Portland.

DarSalam, Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine, and Al Hawr are the highest-rated Arab restaurants for a date night in Portland.

DarSalam, Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine, and Kabob are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Arab restaurants in Portland.

DarSalam, Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine, and Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine are the highest-rated Arab restaurants for take-out in Portland.

Drink pairing tips

  • Rosé and falafel


    When considering what goes best with falafel, we recommend a glass of Rosé, it truly complements the dish as it counterbalances the dense texture of the falafel.


  • The ideal pairing for falafel

    Experts often pair falafel with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Sauvignon Blanc with falafel

    If your food palns include Falafel, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Sauvignon Blanc, with its hits of tropical, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Did you know?

  • A speedy eater

    If you think you could break the record set by Mihriban Kadap for most kebab eaten in 30, then you’re gonna have to do better than 290 skewers.

  • Celebrating Arab

    Irresistible food stands will be on show at the South Bay Falafel Festival in Torrance during September. It is held in California.

  • Who made the first baklava?

    baklava has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Turkey. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

Parking tips

Portlandis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Arab spot.

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