Nicholas Family Restaurant in PDX  is a local ‘chain’ Lebanese restaurant.  We got a Google Offer for $15 for $30 worth of Lebanese cuisine.  Now if you’ll check out the menu, you can see that there are MANY vegan options and they are clearly marked.  Can I just say AGAIN how much I LOVE PDX?!  My husband ordered the Arabian Breeze Mezza and for $12.50 got an awesome (already vegan) meal of:  Tahini, Falafel (2 balls,) Garlic fried cauliflower, Roasted eggplant, Caramelized onions with tahini, and Hamara (roasted red pepper, tomato walnut paste.)  Wow…it was delicious, I love options and sharing, which my husband and Mom and I all were able to share as I had PLENTY of food to choose from. 

I ordered the Mjadra and for $10.75 he got a jasmine saffron rice and lentil dish.  Brown lentils carefully cooked with jasmine saffron rice olive oil, and their “secret spices” then layered with carmelized onions and a sprinkle of cumin.  I don’t know what was so awesome about this dish, but I honestly did not want to share it.  It was so flavorful and just tasty. 

Mom ordered the Lentil soup, which was vegan and AWESOME.  Delicious and filling! 

The other highlight from our visit was the bread that they bring out at the beginning, it is like a MASSIVE pita.  And just delightful.  I love the photo of my husband taking a giant bite…lol.  A fun atmosphere and awesome food.  And not to mention totally inexpensive as well.  We were not disappointed at all!

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