Food & Drink

Mississippi goes Middle Eastern

Published On 01/15/2013 Published On 01/15/2013
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1. Yara Lebanese Cuisine 3928 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 (82nd Ave)

Back in the early '90s, the staff of President George H.W. Bush nicknamed Portland "Little Beirut" in reaction to violent protests surrounding the prez's visit. In other news, Oregon has been blue since '88. Anyway, the name stuck but the restaurants of PDX didn't really follow the lead and open a ton of Middle Eastern joints. Thankfully, Yara has stepped in to fill that void, serving up kababs, falafel, shawarma, and other traditional dishes on Mississippi Ave.

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