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The 5 best Mediterranean spots in Portland

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Looking for a yummy Mediterranean meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mediterranean spots around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

Winter is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Portland area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of marketing software and local advertising ideas for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Portland-area restaurants rose to $28 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 2% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Two Brothers Cafe And Grill

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First on the list is Two Brothers Cafe and Grill. Located at 829 S.E. 39th Ave. in Sunnyside, the Mediterranean and modern European spot is the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 167 reviews on Yelp.

2. Kasbah Moroccan Cafe

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Next up is Old Town-Chinatown’s Kasbah Moroccan Cafe, situated at 201 N.W. Davis St. With five stars out of 257 reviews on Yelp, the tea room, Moroccan and Mediterranean spot has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Mediterranean Exploration Company

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Pearl District’s Mediterranean Exploration Company, located at 333 N.W. 13th Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Mediterranean spot 4.5 stars out of 744 reviews.

4. Shalom Y’all Israeli Street Food

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Shalom Y’all Israeli Street Food, a bar and Mediterranean spot located downtown, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 418 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1128 S.W. Alder St. to see for yourself.

5. Tangier Moroccan & Mediterranean Cuisine

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Over in Old Town-Chinatown, check out Tangier Moroccan & Mediterranean Cuisine, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 360 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Moroccan, Mediterranean and Lebanese spot at 221 S.W. Pine St.

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