Small Event Space in a Tap Room in Oregon
It's fun place with a wide variety of snacks and craft beer. Come on in and have a seat. We have socially distant seating and follow all protocols to make our venue a great place to just relax and have a drink. We can customize a menu for your private dining - be it casual dinner, cocktail party or wedding related small events.
Middle Eastern Restaurant in Oregon
Our specialties include fire-grilled meats and in the Iraqi tradition, along with many exciting vegan and vegetarian dishes like our Mahshi Stuffed Onions (layers of onion stuffed with basmati rice, infused with flavors of sundried tomato and pomegranate), our Beet Salad (a beautiful, naturally fuscia-colored salad of beets, yogurt, and fresh lemon), and our Pickled Mango Salad. We are proud to offer wonderful Middle Eastern beer and wine imports as well! We create Iraqi foods with a rare fusion of authentic and contemporary, keeping traditional methods, along with current dietary needs at the forefront of everything we do. Our patrons enjoy an incredible flavor experience, while staying true to a variety of nutritional preferences. We have one of the largest and loveliest street-front patios in all of the Alberta Arts district. Our patio walls are covered in hand-painted murals by Pablo Garcia, depicting vibrant images of Old Baghdad. It is our mission to give people a dining experience that goes beyond great food, providing a cultural experience that expresses the unique beauty of the people, landscapes, architecture, music, dance, and rich history of Iraq. As a multicultural Iraqi-American family, it is our greatest desire to see peace and reconciliation in our world. Here at DarSalam, we hope to contribute to that in our kitchen and dining room every day.
Established in 2012.
Ghaith Sahib began his venture in the food industry in 2011 with their food cart "Aladdin's Castle Café" in SE Portland. In his first year of business, he experienced incredible enthusiasm for his food and story. He was featured in a variety of media, from news articles, to film, to local, national and international magazines. In 2012, Ghaith opened DarSalam. At DarSalam, the Sahib family is able to provide their customers with the warmth and hospitality of the Middle East, welcoming guests into their dining room, sharing the culture, people, music, landscapes, textiles, aromas and tastes of Iraq. Their menu is a fusion of Ghaith's rich knowledge of authentic recipes and passion for providing delicious options for all types of eaters; vegan, gluten-free and halal.
Meet the Owner
Ghaith Sahib and his family own and run DarSalam and DarSalam Lazurdi restaurants. They provide their customers with the warmth and hospitality of the Middle East, welcoming guests into their dining room, sharing the culture, people, music, landscapes, textiles, aromas and tastes of Iraq. The Sahibs fuse Ghaith's rich knowledge of authentic recipes with the passion for providing delicious options for all types of eaters, especially those living a vegan or gluten-free life-style.
Speakeasy Style Jazz Club
The Venue is the Pacific NW’s new destination for Jazz. Located in the historic Alder Building in downtown Portland, OR, the Jack London combines the classic speakeasy feel of an historic basement Jazz club with the modern bells and whistles of a cutting-edge 21st Century club.