The first place our daughter and her husband took us after we landed in Portland was to Ya Hala Lebanese Restaurant for lunch. What a wonderful place! I haven't been a big fan of pita bread because, like flour tortillas, if you get it at the grocery store it may not be that good. But made fresh and served directly to your table, it's awesome, especially with the hummus! I had chicken shawarma with hummus and my husband had a beef kafta sandwich. Everything was so yummy! Great restaurants is just one reason we love Portland.
Ya Hala Lebanese Restaurant
8005 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
open Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Among other places that afternoon, we visited Penzeys Spices in Beaverton and picked up some Ceylon cinnamon and "Sunny Paris" spice herb blend (can't wait to try this in scrambled eggs). Steve also bought some breakfast sausage spice mix so he can make his own sausage. I picked up their catalog, which has recipes as well as their product line. Penzeys Penzeys has locations all over the country, so you can look for one near you or order online.
I’m having fun--come on along!