Persian House

★★★★☆
  • 1026 SW Morrison St

    Portland, OR 97205

    Cross street: SW 11th Avenue

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  • 503-243-1430

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Persian House offers great lunch deals and a decent buffet (only one trip to salad bar!). Best for folks with a liking for strong spices.

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★★★☆☆

Persian House offers great lunch deals and a decent buffet (only one trip to salad bar!). Best for folks with a liking for strong spices.

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Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. The Prices are great and the portions are big. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to try great Persian Food. If you are looking for authentic Iranian food this is the place to go!

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★★★★★

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. The Prices are great and the portions are big. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to try great Persian Food. If you are looking for authentic Iranian food this is the place to go!

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I am new to Persian foods and the food at the Persian house is amazing. I never used to like eggplant but Nazkhatun appetizer is downright delicious. I have tried the Lamb Shank and it is fall off the bone goodness. I have been back and had the Salmon Fessenjan is a perfectly cooked salmon fillet with a pomegranate sauce that is a wonderful compliment to the fish. The saffron rice is some of the best rice I have ever had, the dill rice won't disappoint. I had their Baklava, a very tasty desert.

The family run staff are very nice. The location is really close to a Max Line stop.

It is truly nice to experience a bit of Iran in Portland, OR.

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★★★★★

I am new to Persian foods and the food at the Persian house is amazing. I never used to like eggplant but Nazkhatun appetizer is downright delicious. I have tried the Lamb Shank and it is fall off the bone goodness. I have been back and had the Salmon Fessenjan is a perfectly cooked salmon fillet with a pomegranate sauce that is a wonderful compliment to the fish. The saffron rice is some of the best rice I have ever had, the dill rice won't disappoint. I had their Baklava, a very tasty desert.

The family run staff are very nice. The location is really close to a Max Line stop.

It is truly nice to experience a bit of Iran in Portland, OR.

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We love Persia House & dine there whenever in Portland. Family run, the service is attentive and the food is always freshly prepared, hot and delicious. Best Lentil soup in the city, according to the local paper. And the Lamb Shanks are to-die-for. Proper, tasty Saffron rice and all the goodies at a very modest price. And contrary to some opinions, the lunch buffet is a real deal for the price. Comfort food, for sure. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

We love Persia House & dine there whenever in Portland. Family run, the service is attentive and the food is always freshly prepared, hot and delicious. Best Lentil soup in the city, according to the local paper. And the Lamb Shanks are to-die-for. Proper, tasty Saffron rice and all the goodies at a very modest price. And contrary to some opinions, the lunch buffet is a real deal for the price. Comfort food, for sure. Highly recommended.

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A truly mediocre lunch buffet for the price of most large buffeted . They offer a very limited selection of watery stews and some dry chicken. The salad bar is not Persian in any way and is limited to a single serving on a plate the size of a standard bread plate. Likewise a single small bowl of soup is permitted. All in all a stingy and unwelcoming experience with very limited food options. Definately will not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

A truly mediocre lunch buffet for the price of most large buffeted . They offer a very limited selection of watery stews and some dry chicken. The salad bar is not Persian in any way and is limited to a single serving on a plate the size of a standard bread plate. Likewise a single small bowl of soup is permitted. All in all a stingy and unwelcoming experience with very limited food options. Definately will not return.

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Business Response:

Your experience Dear Rikky L. We're sorry that your experience at the Persian House Restaurant turned to be negative. We offer a wide variety of Vegetarian Stew (7) in our Buffet that are cooked freshly every day. We invite people nevertheless to experience the Buffet more than once during Lunch, our customer can go help themselves 2-3 times if they want. The soup & salad bar is 1 trip only but most important, the Persian House Restaurant is a Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern Restaurant. We do not serve exclusively Persian Food. Last but not least, if our $8.99 Buffet didn't satisfy your needs, we have a $5.99 Lunch Special Menu (Tue-Fri) also that you can ask to our waiters/waitresses.
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it stinks with smell/ Foold was too ordinary and cold/ Bread was pita bread form market/
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONYEY
The place looked shabby. Parking is also difficult/ I have eaten much better and in much less price.
One of the worst ever. Spiled the taste of persion food for ever

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★☆☆☆☆

it stinks with smell/ Foold was too ordinary and cold/ Bread was pita bread form market/
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONYEY
The place looked shabby. Parking is also difficult/ I have eaten much better and in much less price.
One of the worst ever. Spiled the taste of persion food for ever

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Business Response:

Your experience Dear Mike S. We're sorry that your experience at our Restaurant turned to be negative. We recently remodeled the entire restaurant and we would love to see you again. The bread is bought daily and freshly done by an Artisan Bakery in the Portland metro area. You can also park your car in the Smart Park on 10th Avenue. Our food is a blend of traditional Mediterranean & Middle-Eastern recipes. We do serve for example 3 different kind of Paellas for Dinner or different kind of Fresh Kabobs. Our appetizers are a blend of traditional Greek, Lebanese and Persian Cuisines also. We're looking forward to serving you in a near future. Our waiters/waitresses are available if you have any questions about the food.
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I am not usually excited about Mediterranean food, but the Persian House is a wonderful treat with its richly flavorful dishes. Never has eggplant been so delicious as in their naz khatun ?? my pita bread wipes the plate clean every time. The lentil soup is also the best in town. What a treat to have such a unique family-run restaurant, where I can experience flavors and culture from Iran right here in downtown Portland, Oregon.

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★★★★★

I am not usually excited about Mediterranean food, but the Persian House is a wonderful treat with its richly flavorful dishes. Never has eggplant been so delicious as in their naz khatun ?? my pita bread wipes the plate clean every time. The lentil soup is also the best in town. What a treat to have such a unique family-run restaurant, where I can experience flavors and culture from Iran right here in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Pros: Best lentil soup in town

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I've eaten Persian food in LA, Seattle and Portland. I'm happy I live here because the Persian House is my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. The naz khatun (sp) and hummus are excellent. I am not an eggplant fan, but would eat it here any time. As for people who say the food is bland, I'm surprised. The ghormeh sabzi (herbal stew) and lentil soup is delicious. Persian food (and other Mediterranean food) may not have all the hot spices that some are accustomed to, but that makes the in depth flavors all the better. Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

I've eaten Persian food in LA, Seattle and Portland. I'm happy I live here because the Persian House is my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. The naz khatun (sp) and hummus are excellent. I am not an eggplant fan, but would eat it here any time. As for people who say the food is bland, I'm surprised. The ghormeh sabzi (herbal stew) and lentil soup is delicious. Persian food (and other Mediterranean food) may not have all the hot spices that some are accustomed to, but that makes the in depth flavors all the better. Highly recommended.

Pros: The food is good and very reasonably priced.

Cons: If they're busy it may take extra time, lean back/relax.

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I had been here once a year ago and remembered the food being great, which it mostly is, having sampled several dishes last night with friends. However, the portions were painfully small on the 4 seasons appetizer, which consists of baba ganouj, hummus, dolmas, and taboulleh. Our host and waitress were both very attentive and helpful recommending items on the menu. Everything was very tasty, except I agree with most posts here on the rice; that was not very compelling. With vegetarian entrees at $14 each, I expect a pretty stellar dish. I love the atmosphere and that this is family owned, but the price for the quantity in the end is not totally balanced by quality in my opinion. I like it, but the price and portions won't have me coming back often.

1
★★★☆☆

I had been here once a year ago and remembered the food being great, which it mostly is, having sampled several dishes last night with friends. However, the portions were painfully small on the 4 seasons appetizer, which consists of baba ganouj, hummus, dolmas, and taboulleh. Our host and waitress were both very attentive and helpful recommending items on the menu. Everything was very tasty, except I agree with most posts here on the rice; that was not very compelling. With vegetarian entrees at $14 each, I expect a pretty stellar dish. I love the atmosphere and that this is family owned, but the price for the quantity in the end is not totally balanced by quality in my opinion. I like it, but the price and portions won't have me coming back often.

Pros: very attentive service

Cons: small portions, uninspiring rice

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I have to say after reading some of the reviews I am pretty shocked that people do not like the persian house. It was the first place I ever tried mediterranean food and my first time was amazing! Granted, each time I have been back I have ordered the same dish (nargesi), which is wonderful, so I really can't say much about there food as a whole. The pomegranet chicken that my roommate ordered was also delicious, but a little bland. I also went with a co-worker and she got a different type of chicken that didn't have much flavor to it at all. All in all, the people are nice and the resturant is quiet and quaint. For the price and location it doesn't get much better.

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★★★☆☆

I have to say after reading some of the reviews I am pretty shocked that people do not like the persian house. It was the first place I ever tried mediterranean food and my first time was amazing! Granted, each time I have been back I have ordered the same dish (nargesi), which is wonderful, so I really can't say much about there food as a whole. The pomegranet chicken that my roommate ordered was also delicious, but a little bland. I also went with a co-worker and she got a different type of chicken that didn't have much flavor to it at all. All in all, the people are nice and the resturant is quiet and quaint. For the price and location it doesn't get much better.

Pros: Nargesi and service

Cons: a little pricey and no parking

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The menu and staff (family:-) are wondeful. The leg of lamb is out of this world fantastic. Yummy Persian tea too. I'm gluten, potato and soy intolerant and can choose from many items on the menu. The staff is very helpful making sure I order per my dietary restrictions. Oh and the sour cherry chicken, pomegranate sauce, and more. I hope to be going back soon.

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★★★★★

The menu and staff (family:-) are wondeful. The leg of lamb is out of this world fantastic. Yummy Persian tea too. I'm gluten, potato and soy intolerant and can choose from many items on the menu. The staff is very helpful making sure I order per my dietary restrictions. Oh and the sour cherry chicken, pomegranate sauce, and more. I hope to be going back soon.

Pros: Right on the max line

Cons: Right on the max line

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Whoever thinks this place serves good Persian food must have never eaten out in their life or has never had good Persian food. People in Portland are fooled by this place! This isn't Persian food. Persian food isn't watered down, made of tasteless tomato sauces! I went there for their lunch buffet and the only meat they had was chicken thighs with skin and lamb meatballs that tasted like Chef Boyardee. I came from a city there buffets had barg, koubideh, grilled chicken, the most elaborate salad bar with grape leaves, hummus, taboulei, olives. There was rice that was actually made of SAFFRON...not yellow food coloring. Seriously, who does that? That's just cheating! You pay $9 for a buffet and you expect to have some rice that at least has a strand of saffron. There was NOOO one inside for lunch when we went around 12:30 p.m.!!! This place didn't even offer tea and dessert! It's $9 for lunch...RIP OFF!

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★☆☆☆☆

Whoever thinks this place serves good Persian food must have never eaten out in their life or has never had good Persian food. People in Portland are fooled by this place! This isn't Persian food. Persian food isn't watered down, made of tasteless tomato sauces! I went there for their lunch buffet and the only meat they had was chicken thighs with skin and lamb meatballs that tasted like Chef Boyardee. I came from a city there buffets had barg, koubideh, grilled chicken, the most elaborate salad bar with grape leaves, hummus, taboulei, olives. There was rice that was actually made of SAFFRON...not yellow food coloring. Seriously, who does that? That's just cheating! You pay $9 for a buffet and you expect to have some rice that at least has a strand of saffron. There was NOOO one inside for lunch when we went around 12:30 p.m.!!! This place didn't even offer tea and dessert! It's $9 for lunch...RIP OFF!

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We just moved to portland a year ago! This restaurant was recommended to us by several of our friends. We are now addicted to their delicious food and have become regulars. In my opinion you rarely find a restaurant that has it all, fresh quality food, outstanding service, and warm ambiance. There's a reason they have been around so long. Because my wife and I are in the health field it is very important to us the kinds of food we put into our bodies. We never knew persian cuisine was so healthy! My wife is vegetarian and I'm not, so there menu works for the both of us! Try it. It will not disappoint. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

We just moved to portland a year ago! This restaurant was recommended to us by several of our friends. We are now addicted to their delicious food and have become regulars. In my opinion you rarely find a restaurant that has it all, fresh quality food, outstanding service, and warm ambiance. There's a reason they have been around so long. Because my wife and I are in the health field it is very important to us the kinds of food we put into our bodies. We never knew persian cuisine was so healthy! My wife is vegetarian and I'm not, so there menu works for the both of us! Try it. It will not disappoint. Enjoy!

Pros: Great food, reasonable Prices, attentive service

Cons: long prep. time for some items but worth the wait

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This was my first time having Persian food and I anticipated something tasty, because the door had so many Willamette Weekly and Oregonian awards. However, what I got was the biggest let down ever.
The service was INCREDIBLY slow, as in my friend and I received water refills once ever 20 minutes and had to wait an hour for microwaved saffron rice and some chicken with sauce. I would have been more understanding, had the food been fantastic, but it was very dry, bland and stale. Even the pita, which was supposed to tide us over for that godforsaken hour was thin, hard and tasted like it'd been bought from Safeway several weeks earlier.
I ordered a simple side of saffron rice because I wasn't particularly hungry [my friend was, and I offered to go along in the hope of discovering a decent restaurant to go to] and my friend ordered the same, but with some kind of pomegranate/walnut sauce. Simple, and what should have been delicious. However, it was the most unappealing dish I've had in a long time. The rice itself tasted like nothing, was dry and had no enjoyable qualities. I could tell they'd microwaved it, because had it been made fresh, it would have been steaming and at least sort of soft. Instead, it was coarse, hard and not worth the six dollars it costed.
If you're looking for good Persian food, or good food at all, don't go to Persian House. Between the service, shoddy food and constant rumbling of the passing MAX, it's not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was my first time having Persian food and I anticipated something tasty, because the door had so many Willamette Weekly and Oregonian awards. However, what I got was the biggest let down ever.
The service was INCREDIBLY slow, as in my friend and I received water refills once ever 20 minutes and had to wait an hour for microwaved saffron rice and some chicken with sauce. I would have been more understanding, had the food been fantastic, but it was very dry, bland and stale. Even the pita, which was supposed to tide us over for that godforsaken hour was thin, hard and tasted like it'd been bought from Safeway several weeks earlier.
I ordered a simple side of saffron rice because I wasn't particularly hungry [my friend was, and I offered to go along in the hope of discovering a decent restaurant to go to] and my friend ordered the same, but with some kind of pomegranate/walnut sauce. Simple, and what should have been delicious. However, it was the most unappealing dish I've had in a long time. The rice itself tasted like nothing, was dry and had no enjoyable qualities. I could tell they'd microwaved it, because had it been made fresh, it would have been steaming and at least sort of soft. Instead, it was coarse, hard and not worth the six dollars it costed.
If you're looking for good Persian food, or good food at all, don't go to Persian House. Between the service, shoddy food and constant rumbling of the passing MAX, it's not worth it.

Pros: nothing

Cons: service may as well not exist, food tastes like nothing, boring

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It was a nice, family-run restaurant with great food! The Persian tea and baklava were delicious, as were the entrees and appetizers. We were very, very happy with everything.

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★★★★★

It was a nice, family-run restaurant with great food! The Persian tea and baklava were delicious, as were the entrees and appetizers. We were very, very happy with everything.

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Overall this place is good; especially recommended for lunch. They get you in and out in an hour. Haven't tried it for dinner, but would if I stayed downtown.

1
★★★☆☆

Overall this place is good; especially recommended for lunch. They get you in and out in an hour. Haven't tried it for dinner, but would if I stayed downtown.

Pros: on the MAX line; great food and friendly service; relaxed atmosphere

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Not only was the service great-but by the time we left, I felt as if I had known our waitress for some time.

Granted Ihad the buffet, so we did not have the experience of a long wait for a meat dish to be prepared. The buffet was hugely conducive to a vegetarian diet, and every dish was remarkable. Each dish was used with olive oil, and one could tell. There was no walking out feeling terribly full, yet the meal was amzingly satisfactory. In addition, this restaurant knows how to use spices. Not over done, but they certainly had an enjoyable presence.

This was the kind of experience that had us checking out our schedules to plan our next visit. If you like variety, and new experiences, you will not miss Persia House...

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★★★★★

Not only was the service great-but by the time we left, I felt as if I had known our waitress for some time.

Granted Ihad the buffet, so we did not have the experience of a long wait for a meat dish to be prepared. The buffet was hugely conducive to a vegetarian diet, and every dish was remarkable. Each dish was used with olive oil, and one could tell. There was no walking out feeling terribly full, yet the meal was amzingly satisfactory. In addition, this restaurant knows how to use spices. Not over done, but they certainly had an enjoyable presence.

This was the kind of experience that had us checking out our schedules to plan our next visit. If you like variety, and new experiences, you will not miss Persia House...

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The menu literally says, "please be patient, 45 minute wait on all meats." This is by far the wierdest thing I've ever read. I've had kubidehs from places in Virginia, Atlanta and NOOOOO one has ever taken 45 minutes to cook kubideh. If your grill is right, it wouldn't take that long. Needless to say, since we were trying out new places, we stuck it out and waited 45 minutes. After we got our food, the meet was wayyyy over cooked. Not to mention, there were only 3 tables occupied in the restaurant and it took them 20 minutes to fill glasses of water. Not to mention, the lady was constantly on the phone every time we came to our table.

All in all, that family who owns it is very sweet but something has got to be done about the cooking time. Maybe they need to go see how another restaurant operates.

1
★★☆☆☆

The menu literally says, "please be patient, 45 minute wait on all meats." This is by far the wierdest thing I've ever read. I've had kubidehs from places in Virginia, Atlanta and NOOOOO one has ever taken 45 minutes to cook kubideh. If your grill is right, it wouldn't take that long. Needless to say, since we were trying out new places, we stuck it out and waited 45 minutes. After we got our food, the meet was wayyyy over cooked. Not to mention, there were only 3 tables occupied in the restaurant and it took them 20 minutes to fill glasses of water. Not to mention, the lady was constantly on the phone every time we came to our table.

All in all, that family who owns it is very sweet but something has got to be done about the cooking time. Maybe they need to go see how another restaurant operates.

Pros: Family owned

Cons: Poorly operated

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I've been coming here off and on for 9 years.
The food is freshly made and it's worth the wait.
The service is friendly and reflects the family-ownership of this restaurant.

Often Persian cuisine served in restaurants is limited to meat kebobs and oily stews. This restaurant stands out for having traditional Persian foods prepared in a healthful manner & yet being quite tasty.

Great vegetarian selection--creatively adapating the not-so-veggie friendly Persian cuisine for the PDX vegetarians.

A great choice.

Try their $20 tour of Persia--you'll be stuffed.

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★★★★★

I've been coming here off and on for 9 years.
The food is freshly made and it's worth the wait.
The service is friendly and reflects the family-ownership of this restaurant.

Often Persian cuisine served in restaurants is limited to meat kebobs and oily stews. This restaurant stands out for having traditional Persian foods prepared in a healthful manner & yet being quite tasty.

Great vegetarian selection--creatively adapating the not-so-veggie friendly Persian cuisine for the PDX vegetarians.

A great choice.

Try their $20 tour of Persia--you'll be stuffed.

Pros: Food & service

Cons: waiting a bit long

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This restaurant is a true Gem. They have been in business for 17 years (WOW)! You have to be good to be in business for that long. It is family owned and operated and you can taste this in the food ( it's is definitely made with love). I have had just about every item on the menu and have never been disappointed. Great selection for vegetarians and vegans. There are many regulars like me that go here weekly. I'm shocked about any bad reviews. If you don't try it you've missed out! One last thing about this family........they are in the heart of many in the portland community.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is a true Gem. They have been in business for 17 years (WOW)! You have to be good to be in business for that long. It is family owned and operated and you can taste this in the food ( it's is definitely made with love). I have had just about every item on the menu and have never been disappointed. Great selection for vegetarians and vegans. There are many regulars like me that go here weekly. I'm shocked about any bad reviews. If you don't try it you've missed out! One last thing about this family........they are in the heart of many in the portland community.

Pros: Food quality, Service

Cons: Long wait for some items but well worth it!

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I have been a regular customer since 1994. The first thing that drew me to the place was the intriguing, mystic of the decor, which I could see through the window. That quaint little stretch of Morrison Street is like a world of it's own. Upon entering the domain, I was graciously greeted by the most charming woman I have ever met. The atmosphere was foreign to me, yet it somehow felt like home; very comfortable and cozy.

As a vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide assortment of dishes to choose from. My favorite became the Veg-Paella, and remains one of my favorites to this day. It is moist with olive oil, not soggy, soaked in sauce, as is most other paella. Persian House paella is generously seasoned with expensive saffron, along with many other fine, tasty herbs. It is a mystery to me how they can use so much saffron on so many dishes, and manage to keep the prices so affordable.

Now it's only fair warning, as it clearly states on the menu, that there are certain items which require a maximum of 40 minutes preparation time; paella is one of them, but it is well worth the wait. Other dishes, such as Fessenjan, can be served much sooner. Fessenjan is another of my favorites, crushed walnut with pomegranate sauce over chicken or salmon; absolutely delicious.

For lunch there is a daily buffet, which consists of a wide assortment of wonderful dishes to choose from. It's all set to go, for a fast, healthy, gourmet meal, for less then the price you would pay at Chipotlle. Kabobs are a specialty, and are one of the dishes that take a while to prepare. The meat is marinated, and melts in your mouth. Kabobs are offered on the dinner menu only. I recommend the lamb and chicken, twin skewer.

There are many exotic dishes which may be unfamiliar at first. The gracious waitresses will be happy to describe for you in detail, and no matter which you choose, you will be most satisfied.

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★★★★★

I have been a regular customer since 1994. The first thing that drew me to the place was the intriguing, mystic of the decor, which I could see through the window. That quaint little stretch of Morrison Street is like a world of it's own. Upon entering the domain, I was graciously greeted by the most charming woman I have ever met. The atmosphere was foreign to me, yet it somehow felt like home; very comfortable and cozy.

As a vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide assortment of dishes to choose from. My favorite became the Veg-Paella, and remains one of my favorites to this day. It is moist with olive oil, not soggy, soaked in sauce, as is most other paella. Persian House paella is generously seasoned with expensive saffron, along with many other fine, tasty herbs. It is a mystery to me how they can use so much saffron on so many dishes, and manage to keep the prices so affordable.

Now it's only fair warning, as it clearly states on the menu, that there are certain items which require a maximum of 40 minutes preparation time; paella is one of them, but it is well worth the wait. Other dishes, such as Fessenjan, can be served much sooner. Fessenjan is another of my favorites, crushed walnut with pomegranate sauce over chicken or salmon; absolutely delicious.

For lunch there is a daily buffet, which consists of a wide assortment of wonderful dishes to choose from. It's all set to go, for a fast, healthy, gourmet meal, for less then the price you would pay at Chipotlle. Kabobs are a specialty, and are one of the dishes that take a while to prepare. The meat is marinated, and melts in your mouth. Kabobs are offered on the dinner menu only. I recommend the lamb and chicken, twin skewer.

There are many exotic dishes which may be unfamiliar at first. The gracious waitresses will be happy to describe for you in detail, and no matter which you choose, you will be most satisfied.

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The food is poor in taste and portion yet high on price not to mention the slow service with an attitude. We stopped going and recommending.

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★★☆☆☆

The food is poor in taste and portion yet high on price not to mention the slow service with an attitude. We stopped going and recommending.

Pros: TUNE out the slow service and bad food by the Max convenience

Cons: Tasteless food combined with SLOW service

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The food is very bad, micro waved and absolutely not fresh! The service is horrible. This place has nothing to do with great Persian food and is a major disappointment. The buffet is horrible! Bland food, dry rice. Don?t waste your time in Persian house restaurant!

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food is very bad, micro waved and absolutely not fresh! The service is horrible. This place has nothing to do with great Persian food and is a major disappointment. The buffet is horrible! Bland food, dry rice. Don?t waste your time in Persian house restaurant!

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I went here for my birthday and had my favorite Persian dish (khorme-sabzi). The place was pretty busy for late at night (after 7:00pm) in the middle of a weekday (one couple inside and 2-3 pick up orders). The decor was not chic or upscale by any means, but did proudly display all the typical Persian ornaments and decorations from the homeland. So it has its own charm. The food, however, varies. My dish was microwaved (I could hear it in the back) and wasn't good but not spectacular. My friend's dish, however, was excellent. The overall service and complimentary foods were very disappointing. No refills on any of your juices, water refills are had to come by, and the pita bread is bought from Safeway (very low quality and not baked or heated). Furthermore, the cups for water and cutlary were very low quality and small. Basically, you could tell that they were cutting a lot of corners to save some money. I rather pay a couple bucks more for good service and proper food. I know other Persians who've gone there and also had a similar luke-warm feeling.

1
★★★☆☆

I went here for my birthday and had my favorite Persian dish (khorme-sabzi). The place was pretty busy for late at night (after 7:00pm) in the middle of a weekday (one couple inside and 2-3 pick up orders). The decor was not chic or upscale by any means, but did proudly display all the typical Persian ornaments and decorations from the homeland. So it has its own charm. The food, however, varies. My dish was microwaved (I could hear it in the back) and wasn't good but not spectacular. My friend's dish, however, was excellent. The overall service and complimentary foods were very disappointing. No refills on any of your juices, water refills are had to come by, and the pita bread is bought from Safeway (very low quality and not baked or heated). Furthermore, the cups for water and cutlary were very low quality and small. Basically, you could tell that they were cutting a lot of corners to save some money. I rather pay a couple bucks more for good service and proper food. I know other Persians who've gone there and also had a similar luke-warm feeling.

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the food is nothing special! the service horrible, we were ignored by our server most of the night!

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★☆☆☆☆

the food is nothing special! the service horrible, we were ignored by our server most of the night!

Pros: none

Cons: food, service

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This place is my favorite for a leisurely meal out. The food takes a long time to prepare, but is worth the wait. We often order an apetizer. My favorite dish of all is the addas polo, a vegetarian rice dish. The baklava is the best I have had anywhere.

2
★★★★★

This place is my favorite for a leisurely meal out. The food takes a long time to prepare, but is worth the wait. We often order an apetizer. My favorite dish of all is the addas polo, a vegetarian rice dish. The baklava is the best I have had anywhere.

Pros: food, flavor

Cons: long wait for entree

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I don't care much about the buffet since to me it is not very authentic.
But if you go there at night and order the authentic Persian food (Kabab, Ghormehs, lima beans and rice....) It is very good.
Great people and very friendly place.

2
★★★★★

I don't care much about the buffet since to me it is not very authentic.
But if you go there at night and order the authentic Persian food (Kabab, Ghormehs, lima beans and rice....) It is very good.
Great people and very friendly place.

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I advise everybody in Portland to go in this place. It's a very tipical restaurant where you spend very good times. Excellent food for vegeterian too. This restaurant isn't a fast food which serve you the food after 10min, you may order an appetizer which are very good like the Baba Ghannooj or the excellent Nazkhatun. After that, the Entrees are good, I've tried the Fessenjan, which is chicken with a pomegranate sauce. I've tried too the Lamb Shank, the Vegi-Paella and the Kabob Shish Leek.
Well everybody will find his perfect food. They have Chicken, Lamb, Kabob, Seafood and Vegi food which are very good.
They have an excellent Persian Hot Tea and the best Baghlavah I ever eat. Not soo sweet as everybody know it.

So if you have a free night on Portland and you are hungry, I advise you to go there.

2
★★★★★

I advise everybody in Portland to go in this place. It's a very tipical restaurant where you spend very good times. Excellent food for vegeterian too. This restaurant isn't a fast food which serve you the food after 10min, you may order an appetizer which are very good like the Baba Ghannooj or the excellent Nazkhatun. After that, the Entrees are good, I've tried the Fessenjan, which is chicken with a pomegranate sauce. I've tried too the Lamb Shank, the Vegi-Paella and the Kabob Shish Leek.
Well everybody will find his perfect food. They have Chicken, Lamb, Kabob, Seafood and Vegi food which are very good.
They have an excellent Persian Hot Tea and the best Baghlavah I ever eat. Not soo sweet as everybody know it.

So if you have a free night on Portland and you are hungry, I advise you to go there.

Pros: Persian Music, Staff, Food

Cons: Hard to find a parking

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Thijs place shines for dinner, especially during the week. Very vegetarian friendly, with some two dozen options. Weekends are busy, but my wife and I went on a Thursday night at 8 p.m. and were the only ones in the place! For apps, we had the lentil soup, which was excellent, as well as the cucumber salad, which also was very good. For entress, we had the green bean kohresh(sp?), which was delightful, and the Dolmahs, which were top notch. We also had a nice bottle of wine (yellow tail shiraz), and the bill was $50.

2
★★★★★

Thijs place shines for dinner, especially during the week. Very vegetarian friendly, with some two dozen options. Weekends are busy, but my wife and I went on a Thursday night at 8 p.m. and were the only ones in the place! For apps, we had the lentil soup, which was excellent, as well as the cucumber salad, which also was very good. For entress, we had the green bean kohresh(sp?), which was delightful, and the Dolmahs, which were top notch. We also had a nice bottle of wine (yellow tail shiraz), and the bill was $50.

Pros: reasonably priced, nice staff, good service

Cons: , self-serve salad

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I recommend this place for dinner but not for lunch. I went there for the lunch buffet and was not really impressed (although it was quite inexpensive). However, when I lived in Portland I liked to go there for dinner and particularly enjoyed the Chicken Cabernet and another dish which I cannot remember the name (something like Chicken "Frenejan", which had a pomegranate sauce). The appetizers are also very good (there are two yogurt-based dips and a couple of eggplant-based that were particularly good).

2
★★★★☆

I recommend this place for dinner but not for lunch. I went there for the lunch buffet and was not really impressed (although it was quite inexpensive). However, when I lived in Portland I liked to go there for dinner and particularly enjoyed the Chicken Cabernet and another dish which I cannot remember the name (something like Chicken "Frenejan", which had a pomegranate sauce). The appetizers are also very good (there are two yogurt-based dips and a couple of eggplant-based that were particularly good).

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The food is good, the service is friendly. Be aware that some items can take up to an hour to prepare, the waitstaff should inform you of this when you order. The salad bar should be skipped, at 7:30 on a Friday it was empty of many things, including two out of three dressing selections, and I was informed that they had no more of the missing items, the soup on the other hand was fantastic.

2
★★★★☆

The food is good, the service is friendly. Be aware that some items can take up to an hour to prepare, the waitstaff should inform you of this when you order. The salad bar should be skipped, at 7:30 on a Friday it was empty of many things, including two out of three dressing selections, and I was informed that they had no more of the missing items, the soup on the other hand was fantastic.

Pros: menu selection, flavor, cheap parking nearby

Cons: long wait, salad bar not maint.

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This was one of the best restuarants I have been to in a long time.Wonderfull atmosphere,great quality and good service.Make sure to try there Fessanjan .It is amazing how inexpensive this place is compared to the amount of food you get.Good place to take vegatarians.I would for sure recommend this place to everyone.

2
★★★★★

This was one of the best restuarants I have been to in a long time.Wonderfull atmosphere,great quality and good service.Make sure to try there Fessanjan .It is amazing how inexpensive this place is compared to the amount of food you get.Good place to take vegatarians.I would for sure recommend this place to everyone.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Quality, friendly Inviroment

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I thought the food was pretty good, although it probably would have been better if we had ordered from the menu (we had the lunch buffet). The cheese tortellini with tomato sauce was strange thing to see in a Persian restaurant, but several of the vegetable dishes had a nice flavor. Much milder than I expected. Bread would have been nice, but there was none on the buffet. This restaurant's best feature is the service which was excellent. The lunch buffet was also very inexpensive.

2
★★★★☆

I thought the food was pretty good, although it probably would have been better if we had ordered from the menu (we had the lunch buffet). The cheese tortellini with tomato sauce was strange thing to see in a Persian restaurant, but several of the vegetable dishes had a nice flavor. Much milder than I expected. Bread would have been nice, but there was none on the buffet. This restaurant's best feature is the service which was excellent. The lunch buffet was also very inexpensive.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: No parking

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Note: if more than half your reviews are 10s and you believe this place and Taco Bell to be authentic, then please get out more! Taste is relative, but everyone I've met that has a flare for Persian food, thinks this place is a major dissapointment. A previous review was accurate: the buffet is horrible! Bland food, dry rice.

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★☆☆☆☆

Note: if more than half your reviews are 10s and you believe this place and Taco Bell to be authentic, then please get out more! Taste is relative, but everyone I've met that has a flare for Persian food, thinks this place is a major dissapointment. A previous review was accurate: the buffet is horrible! Bland food, dry rice.

Pros: nice servers

Cons: Persian food, everything else

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It has been years now that I have heard good things about this place. So finally my mom and I decided to go.It surely lives up to its reputation.Excellant food and a warm and friendly atmosphere.There food was fresh and athentic.The servers were so so nice and helped us choose the perfect dinner.I would 100% recommend going.

2
★★★★★

It has been years now that I have heard good things about this place. So finally my mom and I decided to go.It surely lives up to its reputation.Excellant food and a warm and friendly atmosphere.There food was fresh and athentic.The servers were so so nice and helped us choose the perfect dinner.I would 100% recommend going.

Pros: warm atmosphere, inexpensive, fresh ingredients

Message from Persian House

Specialties

The Persian House Restaurant is specialized in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods. Our menu is a blend of French, Italian, Spanish, Persian, Lebanese and Greek foods.



The Persian House puts a special consideration on Vegetarian with more than a dozen of Entrées in our Menu and one of the most famous lentil soup in town.



We also have a special Halal Menu.

History

Established in 1991

The Persian House Restaurant was established in 1991 by Moe Houranpay.



The Persian House moved from Market Street and 1st Street to Morrison St. between 10th and 11th Street. The previous name of the Persian House was Market Plaza Restaurant & Bar.

 

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