TarBoush Lebanese Bistro & Bar - Willamette Week 2011 Restaurant Guide
Want to get a measure of a Lebanese restaurant? Order its veggie mezza ($12). The traditional assortment of hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, grape leaves and tabbouleh is as good a metric as any in determining a kitchen’s acumen. TarBoush’s accompanying pita bread, which comes out of the kitchen hot and appropriately puffed, ably serves as a vessel for the spreads, but lacks the slight yeasty tang of the best examples of this staple. The tabbouleh is great with everything—an unusually high parsley-to-bulgur ratio gives the salad a bright, astringent quality with a subtle nuttiness. Nice and crispy, the falafel is at its best when you assemble an ad-hoc sandwich with the other mezza accompaniments. Over on the hot side of the menu, The grilled chicken ($14) is tender and succulent, with a lovely garlicky finish, and the kafta kebab ($14) is easily one of the best versions in town, substantial and filling while still moist
Tantalize Your Tastebuds at TarBoush - Portland Cooks & Eats
So Rob and I wanted to try something new for happy hour. Unfortunately, we took so long trying to decide where to go, that it was too late for the drink/food specials we so love.....so, we jumped in the car to see where it would take us. We ended up on SE Hawthorne, where TarBoush suddenly jumped out at us....Read more!!
TarBoush Lebanese Bistro & Bar - South East Examiner
For owner Pierre Boutros, TarBoush is more than a restaurant. "It is my home, and I want people to feel confortable, whether coming here to dine or to watch a game....Read more!!
Tarboush Lebanese Bistro on SE Hawthorne Blvd. at SE 32nd Pl.
The beautiful if not overly-ornate Sunnyside Victorian building that graces the corner plot at SE Hawthorne and 32nd Place used to house Belly Timber, which ended its run early in the summer of 2010. Immediately afterwards, signage went up for what promised to be a well-funded and expertly-planned Lebanese bistro, something fairly-well needed in the SE Hawthorne neighborhood...Read More!!