After exploring Portland for the morning I was famished. My sister, who lived in Portland for a bit recommended a little Lebanese place she had fallen in love with. We visited Nicholas’ Restaurant located at 318 SE Grand Ave. in Portland, Oregon. The restaurant had white walls with blue accents and some really nice paintings on the walls. The tables and chairs were pretty simple and standard; no tablecloth but a pho granite look was applied to the tabletops.
We entered the restaurant and seated ourselves; water and menus were delivered to us within minutes. The server came back in less than five minutes with bread and it was wonderful! The bread was really light, it was kind of like a big, light tortilla and it was immediately consumed (the bread was a good deal bigger when it first got to our table). I like to consider myself somewhat of a gyro connoisseur and I had noticed the spit of meat roasting in the back (which is Gyro meat done right; preformed patties of meat are a joke) so I ordered the Lamb Gyro that came with tomato, onion, olives, lettuce, and tzaziki for $8.50; I also decided to add feta cheese to it for an extra $1.00.
The food was brought out right away, which was excellent news for my growling stomach. My Gyro did not disappoint; it was one of the best I’ve ever had. The lamb was spiced and cooked perfectly; the tzaziki was yogurty, cucumbery deliciousness and the little crispy pita chips that came with it were the perfect texture to add in-between gyro bites. My meal was perfect and the amount of food was great for the price.
Nicholas’ really satisfied and it didn’t break my wallet either; if you live in Portland or are planning on visiting, it is well worth it to make a stop at Nicholas’ Restaurant to eat.