Authentic Lebanese Cuisine




Belly Dancing

Fri-Sat 8pm



If these beautiful brick walls of the historic Bishop’s House that Al-Amir calls home could speak… Oh, the stories they could tell.

The happy chatter of family and friends gathering.

The rhythm and flourish of Lebanese music and dance.

The laughter of once-in-a-lifetime celebrations.

The quiet, loving gazes across a table for two, relishing a fine dining experience together.

Since 1988, Al Amir has made these moments possible for guests just like you.We only create our dishes from scratch using the finest of ingredients, carefully spending hours each and every day to create our exquisite cuisine.

Come join us as we bring you the delights of Al-Amir!


Al-Amir offers flexible and affordable catering for all of your events: intimate dinners, weddings, corporate parties, holiday or group parties, and even large off-site events.

Our historic Bishop’s House restaurant can accommodate private parties for up to 100 people. We offer full-service catering, including but not limited to food, beverages, servers, rental supplies, and entertainment. We accommodate your needs from A to Z.

Our catering menu features food from our traditional Lebanese cuisine to standard fare of your choosing. Let us know what inspires you and accommodates your budget.

We look forward to making your event memorable!

Please contact us:
+1 (503) 539-4210


(503) 274-0010

223 SW Harvey Milk St.
Portland, OR 97204

Mon-Fri 11 am - 230 pm

Su-Thu 430-900 pm
Fri-Sat  430-1100 pm



Call (503) 274–0010  or book online with OpenTable.
Reservations required for parties of 6 or more.

Al-Amir was chosen as this years Diners' Choice by OpenTable!

Al-Amir was chosen as this years Diners' Choice by OpenTable!

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“Excellent Lebanese food at affordable prices! Al-Amir is our “go to” place for large family gatherings and catered events. Moe and Lydia are excellent hosts that will take care of your every need. The Maza Al-Amir sampler platter is a must have. And, be sure to try one of their famous Spanish coffees!”


“A wonderful experience! Thank you for sharing your food with us and treating us like family.”

-April L.

“You are truly amazing, inspirational, and such a genuine sweet heart. Such a blessing to be around every time we see you. Thank you!

I love your great explanations about how to make your recipes. Your flexibility with the ingredients makes me feel like I can’t make a mistake if it’s not exact. 

I love that you have the food ready to eat before-hand. I always go away stuffed!”

-Melinda V

" I have had the pleasure of dining at Al-Amir many times. I consider Al-Amir to be not only one of my most favorite restaurants in Portland, but my second home. Moe and Lydia warmly welcome you into their fabulous restaurant, as if you were walking into their family dining room.

The wonderful aromas of exotic spices fill the air. The smooth and silky hummus, the slightly smoky flavor of the baba, the amazing tabouli, fabulous grape leaves, fresh fattoush salad and delicious kibbi are meals in themselves.

But, when you order the maza platter, the table is cleared and refilled with the most amazing grilled chicken, shrimp, lamb shanks, kafta arayes, and some of the most flavorful rice with tomato sauce that you’ve ever tasted.

My daughter is a vegetarian and loves Al-Amir because their vegetarian options are fantastic. One of her favorites is the batinjan (egg plant).

You really need to pace yourself because you just don’t want to stop eating! The food is so amazing. If you can, finish the meal with a flavorful Turkish coffee and Al-Amir’s baklawa dessert.

I have also had Al-Amir cater an open house for me, and it was wildly successful.

I encourage you to try Al-Amir.  It will become one of your most favorite restaurants as well.”

-Lou T.

“If you are looking for an amazing Lebanese restaurant, Al-Amir is the place. Feels like a delicious home cooked meal every time. The hummus is the best in town by far, and the atmosphere and wait staff are warm and friendly. I dine here often on my lunch-hour downtown. It’s such a pleasure to be served so quickly and have a relaxing meal during lunchtime.

I recently dined here with my family on a Friday night. It was such fun. Great food, amazing cocktails, and a belly dancer all together in one place. An authentic restaurant and a memorable experience each time!

Not only is dining in at Al-Amir wonderful, but also the catering is too. The rants and raves from my guests are endless in both business and personal events. Al-Amir goes above and beyond every time. Love it!”

-Anna B

“Our decision to have Al-Amir cater our wedding was the best one we could have made! Moe and Lydia are a dynamic duo that handled all the details of our big day gorgeously, and with such ease.

From the flowers to the music, the belly dancers, and–of course–the delicious food! All of our guests absolutely loved the experience. Beyond that, we appreciated that Moe and Lydia really make you feel like family.

Having Al-Amir as part of our wedding was an amazing experience, making the day that much more memorable.”

-Lisa W.