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Jarra's Ethiopian Restaurant - CLOSED

1435 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3640
+1 503-230-8990
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
1 Jul 2014
“Best Ethiopian food in portland”
12 May 2014
“My favorite restaurant of all time!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
1435 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3640
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I have been going to jarra's for over 20 years and the food has never disappointed me. Maybe it is because it has been cooked by the owner's wife all this time. Never outsourced. Authentic and friendly. Ignore the decor or atmosphere. Just enjoy the...More

1  Thank suggnarayan
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Anytime someone asks me here I want to go (that will eat this kind of food in general), this comes up. The family that owns this place is so kind, and always gives me a wonderful experience. I've gotten many a friend addicted over the...More

Thank c k
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Jarra's had some mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, but the negatives did not concern me. Mostly it was slow service and decor. Yes it is a basic place, but one goes for the food especially with African restaurants. The owner was very friendly and he...More

Thank GreggeryPeccary
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Jarra's flavour and quality control have been consistently excellent for the 30 years that I've been a repeat customer. When I was in Ethiopia, I was hard pressed to find Berbere Lamb or lentils that tasted as good as that at Jarra's. Order more Injira...More

Thank PortlandJeanette
Reviewed 28 August 2012

On a recent trip to Portland, our friends took us to Jarra’s in celebration of their wedding anniversary. They are native to Portland and spoke very highly of Jarra’s. According to them, Jarra’s has the best Ethiopian food in Portland. They weren’t lying! The food...More

1  Thank Gherkin3
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I have been a Jarra's regular for nearly 25 years and the quality of Ina's cooking is remarkable. I've tried Ethiopian food all over the world - and my daughter and I recently returned from a trip to New York City where we ate at...More

Thank LegacyPlanner
Reviewed 26 September 2011

I have been going to Jarra's for years. Almost from day one. At one point we were there once a week to get our "fix". The owners are the sweetest people and run the place pretty much on their own. Yes, service is on the...More

1  Thank shewholovestoeat
Reviewed 30 March 2009

Let me start by saying that my wife and I absolutely LOVE Ethiopian food. I'm talking last-meal-before-execution love it. I drove the 120 miles home to (Ethiopian food-free) Eugene from Jarra, ready to write on TripAdvisor that perhaps the recent hard times for restaurants had...More

1  Thank IslandInnkeeper
Reviewed 22 November 2008

This was my first time eating Ethiopian and I was pleasantly surprised. This is quite a hole-in-the wall type of place, but the food was exquisite. The service left a lot to be desired. We didn't get our drinks for a good half-hour after we...More

1  Thank MVPgirl
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Reviewed 19 August 2008

OMG!!! Freakin' hot food, but oh, so good.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
Open Hours
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1435 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3640
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-230-8990
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