Persian House in Portland serves authentic Mediterranean fare that showcases Italian, French, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Greek influences. Guests can come in during lunch for a quick meal or enjoy a complete dinner.
Persian House offers a range of appetizers, including hummus, baba ghannooj, nazkhatun, combination torshi and more. Guests can choose from many different entrées, like the chicken cabernet, fessenjan, ghormesh sabzi, okra stew and ground lamb kabobs to name a few. Persian House also offers a vegetarian menu that includes options like green beans khoresh, dolmeh, addas polo and veg-paella for those with dietary restrictions or who simply prefer lighter, meatless fare.
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We were happy right away because of the quiet ambiance of the restaurant. My friend considers herself an expert on lentil soup, her favorite. She stated unequivocally that this was the best lentil soup she has had in Portland. I had the tasty Mediterranean salad and the salmon. As a frequent salmon eater, I must say that the salmon, also, was very well prepared and delicious along with the accompanying tasty pomegranate sauce on the side . We both are red wind drinkers, so we ordered a bottle of their Chilean Cabernet Sauvignion to go with our meal and found it delightful. It was the only bottle of red wine they offer, so we were happy that it was so tasty. Since they are a small restaurant, they do not offer cocktails, but the wine was more than enough for us. Our waiter was a very friendly and accommodating person who taught us words in Farsi when we asked. The bill, for everything, was about what I often have to spend on just myself at many of the restaurants I have tried in Portland. All in all, a wonderful evening.
Everything was beautiful and relaxing and the food and service was amazing
Great food and friendly service. I took my wife here for our anniversary and we had a wonderful time.
We made a reservation here for lunch and when we showed up it was closed. According to OpenTable and the sign in the door it should have been opened but it was not. We ended up having to go somewhere down the street.
I loved this restaurant (along with 5 of my friends)! The food is absolutely amazing. Love their Persian dishes and wine. Really great spices and flavors throughout. We have such a lovely intimate experience. Highly recommended! Have you had Persian food? Why not try?
It is unfortunate that they are not able to give separate checks to individuals. When a group wants to eat together, they are used to being able to get separate checks.
Had reservations for 5:30. Restaurant wasn't open. Called but no answer. Ended up going next door for dinner.
We were in Portland for our 55th wedding anniversary and accidentally found the Persian House which walking by earlier in the day. In the window we noticed a cozy little place with white table cloths and a unique arrangement of napkins rolled up and placed in water glasses that at first appeared to be candles. The service was especially personal, with maybe the owner spending time answering our questions about menu but also the history of the place and neighborhood. It was extremely quiet, unusual for most restaurants today, which provide the perfect atmosphere to talk to one another, with cell phones muted and pocketed. The prices were reasonable and food wonderful. We will be back for our 56th!
This is a long-time favorite - and my friends who attend Portland Baroque concerts (at First Baptist Church just a short walk away!) have embraced it with me when we have a pre-concert meal there. Highly Recommended!!
very cozy and warm restaurant. despite having only 1 server, there was no more than the usual wait for the food. food cooked fresh and after you order. FOOD was excellent.
Love the food and the service! Family run, large menu selection. Hard to choose which items to get. Tabouleh and hummus are awesome. Thinking about having Persian House cater my next birthday party!
Beautiful ambience and great food. Great for a date for anniversary.
Charming. Persia house is a delightful place that appears to be family run. It's quite, which is hard to find. It's elegant. The food is refined and understated - delicious. Enjoy your meal.
For 26 years this family owned gem has served authentic Persian cuisine. The delicious dolmeh was the best I've ever tasted. The fresh made pita bread was perfect with nazkhaun and yogurt dip. The chicken skewers smelled and tasted homemade. Nargesi is an an outstanding vegetarian dish. The location and ambiance made this the perfect choice at a surprisingly affordable price.
Persian House is rated 4.6 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.