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 U.S. 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 three-month-old twins). Today they carry on the tradition of Nicolas’s welcoming atmosphere with true Middle Eastern hospitality, serving recipes developed and cooked by Hoda herself, using only the freshest organic, locally sourced ingredients.