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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%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were glad that our flight was bumped (to a later time) so that we could enjoy the outstanding Middle Eastern food at Nicholas' Restaurant on Grand Avenue. The atmosphere was terrific, with some upbeat (but not overbearing) Middle Eastern pop music. The bread, hummus,...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hmmm... old classic restaurant but packed, and clearly a favorite with locals. As good a Middle Eastern as you will find anywhere. Worth the short Uber ride from downtown.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was very good. The hummus was fantastic as well as the homemade bread. I had lamb gyro and it was very good. Wife had the the chicken shawarma. Had good flavor and rice was perfect. Our friends had the lamb version and looked...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back to Nicholas after a while away - still got it. New menu has plenty for the vegetarian and a large variety for the carnivore. Can't find better Middle Eastern in the city.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Reviewed 11 June 2017 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 4 June 2017

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 3 June 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 11 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
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2 December 2016|
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Response from Nicholas R | Property representative |
yes we can at our broadway location 503-445-4700
25 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

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  • Food
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Average prices
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
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This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.
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