Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant Portland Oregon

4.8
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$30 and under
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Lebanese
If these beautiful brick walls of the historic Bishop's House that Al Amir calls home could speak.....Oh, the stories they could tell! The happy chatter of family and friends gathering. The rhythm and flourish of Lebanese music and dance. The laughter of once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Gluten free and vegan options available The quiet, loving gazes across a table for two, relishing a fine dining experience together. Since 1988, Al Amir has made these moments possible for guests like you. We only create dishes from scratch using the finest of ingredients, carefully spending hours each and every day to create our exquisite cuisine. Come join us as we bring you the delights of Al Amir!
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OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the excellent meal and service!

KB
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Al-Amir many times over the years and this year we celebrated my husband's birthday there. The staff was so gracious and took great care of us. The dinner recommendations were spot on and everything was delicious.

There is enough room that it's great for large parties as well. Top notch spot.

OT
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience love this place!

MF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great people, and great experiences. Not sure what to order? Ask them to serve family style with Lebanese Margaritas, sit back - and enjoy!

G
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service delicious food and lovely atmosphere!

MG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful warm atmosphere with friendly people. Family owned for at least 26 years! They donate 1000 meals per week to kids in need.
The belly dancing is a bit unusual but doesn’t last too long.

K
Portland
77 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Amir is a wonderful experience and treat. The authenticity of the Lebanese dishes are incredible.
The appetizers to the main dishes are absolutely scrumptious. We have been going to this restaurant for the last 5 years and never do we tire of the menu. We have seen Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, of the NBA there on many occasions. He was raised in Lebanon, when his father was President of American University in Lebanon. Obviously Coach Kerr wants to dine on authentic Lebanese food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best customer service in town.

KP
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time coming here, the first time we had a family gathering of 14 people - this time it was four of us. Both times the meals, service and overall experience was fantastic. We are of Lebanese descent and can vouch for the authenticity of the food and the friendliness of the staff, who makes you feel like family from the moment you arrive.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lamb was perfectly cooked. Service was friendly.

C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered from around the country and had a fabulous family style meal. Exceptional!!

B
Munich
86 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. This is the best Lebanese food in Portland. And I am Lebanese and grew up with this food. Their cabbage rolls, grape leaves and kibbe are amazing. The Kefta is perfect as is their rice. It like Sunday dinner at Grandmas.

JB
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great working lunch spot. Go family style!!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fun, good food, lovely dancer that entertained us. The owner or waiter who attended us was wonderful.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an incredibly warm and lovely experience dining at Al Amir. Genuine and caring customer service and delicious food. There’s a reason to return over and over again. One of Portland’s best.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Al-Amir is our favorite Lebanese. The owners are amazing people and the service can’t be beat. We enjoy every visit and wish we could go more often.

TS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

My kabob's meat was very dry

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time having dinner; one of our favorite places.

A
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our gracious host Mo made sure that every detail received proper attention. It is truly a fine dining experience in downtown Portland, without the pretence or outrageous cost.

KG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had such a wonderful time at Al Amir. I can't wait to come back on our next trip to Portland!

L
Portland
86 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al-Amir is always a pleasure to have a meal at! The gentleman who served us brought us samples of several items that make us want to go back in order to have a full meal of some of those foods, like the lentil soup which was really good!! We both had a lamb dish with rice, and we both thought the portions were quite adequate, and I had some left over for lunch later! This is a great place to have Lebanese food!

PD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Amir has never disappointed. The food is absolutely amazing, and it was so nice to celebrate my birthday there with friends. Lydia & Moe are gracious hosts.

K
Portland
77 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every foodie in Portland should take the opportunity to savor the delicious flavors of Lebanese cuisine. Al Amir offers so many wonderful choices. Not only are the dishes delicious but the service is outstanding and professional. Make this restaurant the one you put as number 1 on your TDL!!!

LO
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I eat here regularly and the food is always good - consistent and quite authentic. The kafta and the baba are the best!!!

BH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. We elected to go the family meal and everyone had a taste of the plates. Fun food conversations. The wait staff brought out extras of our favorites. Looking forward to dinning with Al-Amir again.

S
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everytime we come here, we leave more than satisfied. Food is very good, and reasonably priced; especially being downtown Portland.

The owner seated us himself and waited on our table. We were first customers of the day. He treated us like Family and I keep that close to my heart.

The food has so much flavor and fills me up with no shame. Food is not greasy, or likely to make your tummy hurt.

Service is the best, always. We were checked on multiple times to ensure everything was to our standards and expectations.

Give them a try and you will not regret it. Belly Dancer every Friday night for live entertainment!

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific; drinks generous from a full bar. Wonderful staff that made great suggestions, made us feel welcome, and had a great sense of humor. Plenty of options for the vegetarian in our group. My second time there (first time on a precious trip) and it will certainly be on my list next time in Portland

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for your hospitality, conversation, and delicious dinner! My daughter and I will be back and who knew Lebanese Margaritas and Lemonade. I highly recommend.

B
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT dinner! Five of us were in town leaving the next day on a river cruise and wanted a good Mediterranean restaurant for dinner, and we found it in Al Amir. Excellent food, service and ambiance.
The next time I'm in Portland, I'm definitely going back.

JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Al-Amir is a perfect place for large group meals. They serve a wonderful selection of food family style; you won't leave hungry. Don't forget to try the lemonade. It's infused with rose water. Delish!

SR
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve taken our adult kids out to dinner many times but never have they thanked us over and over! The hospitality was above and beyond. Al-Amir made it a memorable time for all of us. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sampler platter is exceptionally good. Turkish coffee and Baklava for desert. YUM! Great meal and amazing service. Manager and server were so friendly, welcoming and
made sure our meal and experience were memorable. I will definitely go back!!!

m
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time there, for lunch with out of town friends. Food was middle of the road: my lamb, ( though shreded and easy to eat) was fairly without flavor. Not enough veg options for our guests. Service was attentive, but there were only 2 other people dining there....

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service from
Lydia! My daughter and I were in for
a pre-show dinner. Lydia was amazing
and made us feel special on our Father
Daughter day! Thank you!

A
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent vibe

DB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT FOOD. EXPERIENCE WAS FUN AND ENJOYABLE. REMINDED ME OF MY RECENT TRIP TO THE LEBANON AREA.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and the service was incredible. I have dietary restrictions and they were totally accommodating! If you are dairy and gluten free - you can have a great meal and dessert here and not feel deprived. Loved it!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and authentic.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a surprise birthday party there this weekend and it was awesome! Moe, Lydia and staff took great care of us! The food was incredible and the service was outstanding! Thanks, Al Amir!!

BM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good dinner and came home with lots of leftovers. The owner came by our table several times to check in. I joked to my wife"I wonder when the belly dancing starts?" Ten minutes later guess what! A wonderful young belly dancer moved through the room. Fun evening.