*We now have gluten free pita for $0.75 extra or by the bag - please ask about pricing...

Welcome to Karam Restaurant!

The Original Owners, The One & Only Karam Restaurant in Portland...

Now located at:
515 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

(between Alder and Washington on 4th, Next to Rialtos and Petersons Convenience Store.)

Serving Portland, Oregon for over 15 years. Beginning with Long Island Pizzeria in 1988, we eventually changed our name to Long Island Cafe adding a variety of traditional Lebanese dishes to our menu. Karam Restaurant started when we expanded our location to offer an even broader menu, featuring our delicious Lebanese and Syrian cuisine in a more intimate setting.

In 2011, the Karam family retired back to their village in Lebanon and their niece Magdalene, took over the restaurant to keep it in the family. At Karam Resturant, we wish to expand your food experience by bringing you the freshest, healthiest, and great tasting food around, all made from scratch, including our fresh pita, and gluten free pita.

Please try our new Express Menu. For take out only and $4.99 per item—a great deal! Available from 11am-3pm daily.

Call Now to Order: 503.223.0830


About the Owner...

 discovered her culinary talent at a young age while working beside her mother, aunts and grandmother in Syria. Preparing for a weekly family gathering was a tradition among these Syrian/Lebanese women, and they inspired the young Magdalene to watch and learn. She realized that ingredients don't make a dish special; there must be love and a passion for cooking to bring a dish to perfection. Magdalene quickly became the family's favorite cook, and was eager to take her talent to the next level.

Upon her arrival in Oregon, Magdalene was eager to show off her abilities. Drawing inspiration from the complexities of Lebanese and Syrian foods, she deftly began blending the distinctive flavors of home with the more familiar American ingredients. Her first step into the professional culinary world was in 2006 when she opened a food and catering kiosk at the Portland Saturday Market. Her success skyrocketed, and soon private catering was incorporated into the business. Frequent and persistent inquires from her loyal customers urged her to ponder the idea of a sit-down, family style eatery. When her aunt (the owner of Karam Restaurant) decided to retire and move to Lebanon, Majdolin saw opportunity knocking at her door and took over the business. Before she could catch her breath, news crews and critics lined the walls raving about the quality, fresh ingredients and the unique blended precision of spices on the updated menu.

thank you and enjoy,
Magdalene & Karam Restaurant

translated means "generous", a spirit and tradition which has been passed down in our family from generation to generation.

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We are now located at:
515 SW 4th Ave • Portland, OR 97204

The Original Owners, The One & Only Karam Restaurant in Portland

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