Karam Lebanese Cuisine

Downtown Portland

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Syrian-born restaurant owner blends the complex flavors of her home with familiar American ingredients in dishes made from scratch

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Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine

For more than 15 years, from within the same walls, the Karam family has owned and operated three restaurants, each evolving from the last. The family has remade and refined their eatery until both the menu and character better reflected their Lebanese heritage, transforming it from a pizzeria to an international café to their current iteration, Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine. Today, new chef/owner, Majdolin, infuses a fresh Syrian-style of cooking into the menu, channeling the knowledge she gleaned from working alongside her mother, aunts, and grandmothers in preparation for weekly meals.

Inside Karam's walls decorated with lively frescoes, the familiar scent of fresh-baked pita bread wafts through the dining room. The kitchen's emanating warmth hints at the chefs' made-from-scratch Middle Eastern creations, such as the shawarma plate with tender cuts of lamb that rest atop a fluffy bed of basmati rice. To create vegetarian-friendly fattee, Chef Majdolin layers bread with strips of roasted eggplant, garbanzo beans, yogurt, and pine nuts never tested on animals or pines. Diners can accent intricately flavored meals with glasses of tea freshly made from herbs grown in-house.

Customer Reviews

1190 Ratings

Excellent service and food. Good value. Reasonable corkage. Good reviews on Yelp.
Pam S. · September 24, 2015
The food was very good. They even have a gluten free pita option.
Claudia M. · March 28, 2015
Go hungry! Generous servings of outstanding Middle Eastern delights
Ron M. · February 18, 2015
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    Downtown Portland

    316 Southwest Stark Street

    Portland, OR 97204

    +15032230830

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