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Nicholas' Restaurant

318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
+1 503-235-5123
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pita bread” (24 reviews)
“spinach pie” (7 reviews)
“rice” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very good. The lamb was a little over cooked for my taste but tasty nonetheless. Their salads and mezza platter was quite good in all respects. The table was tiny and there was no space for the dishes, as well as it...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meza platters are really good at all of the locations. I can't speak about the meat dishes, but the vegetarian dishes are pretty good. I would recommend this place over quite a few other restaurants in Portland to be honest. The locations are clean...More

Thank shoreline2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicholas has a lot going for it. It's unique, memorable, and truly a departure from the typical cuisine. The problem is, the experience as a whole isn't quite as fulfilling as you'd hope for. It's not the type of restaurant you'd visit if you were...More

Thank Jeremyka_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a GREAT time at this restaurant. Staff was awesome and helpful and food was wonderful. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting and would definitely go again!

Thank cmedina2113
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you pass by on Grand Avenue at lunch, you will always see this place full. The food is authentic and delicious. Lunch features flatbread to go with various bowls or wraps which can be adorned with grilled meats (or not!). The rice in some...More

Thank FrankEPortland_OR
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nicholas is a wonderful departure from standards Lebanese fare, owing to the cleverness of its chef, the quality of its ingredients and willingness to take a step beyond the predictable. We shared the Arabian Breeze mezze dinner which included (in addition to standard items) Tahini,...More

Thank Sweetbriar15
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

There was a significant amount of inconsistency between menu items. Some good, some bad. It definitely was not worth the wait.

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our son and his wife are vegetarians and they love Nicholas' while my wife and I would give it a pass. We've got very good Lebanese restaurants where we live and they pack pita with meat when they prepare a gyros or shawarma, not so...More

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Rainy night in Portland and a long wait. Once we were served it was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed an exquisite dinner..! All dishes were a treat to the taste ..!! Highly recommended..

Thank Marilu363
Reviewed 27 February 2017

this placed USED to be the best. but they have more than DOUBLED their prices over the past couple years - to practically unaffordable prices. and they give you less food for twice the money. they have lost my business for life. so, the food...More

Thank George V
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you make a reservation for a group?
2 December 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Nicholas R | Property representative |
yes we can at our broadway location 503-445-4700
Do they have air conditioning at the Grand location?
26 June 2015|
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Response from Beach13comber | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have air conditioning I was there during the spring time they open at 11:00 if they don't have airconditioning go when it opens that is my suggestion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.
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