Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine builds on a family tradition of delicious food and warm hospitality. Owner and culinary master, Hoda, is a second-generation Portland restaurateur who grew up in Beirut where she cultivated a palate for the highest quality, authentic Lebanese cooking. After immigrating to the US in 1984 she attended Portland State while her parents opened the popular Nichola’s Restaurant. Hoda’s passion for fresh, delicious flavors led her to open Hoda’s with her husband, Hani, and their three children (including 3 month old twins). Today they carry on the tradition of Nicolas’s welcoming atmosphere with true Middle Eastern hospitality.
Every recipe has been developed by Hoda herself, and she still does all the cooking using only the freshest organic, locally-sourced ingredients. Hoda’s passion for flavor and freshness make her a regular at the local farmer’s market where she scouts the ingredients for today’s dishes. She also uses only olive and canola oils—never butter or shortening.
Offering vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free specialty dishes.