you call this middle eastern food!.
Okay, where do I begin...Pars is an absolute disaster. When I heard of a middle eastern restaurant in Lake Oswego I was so excited, I usually have to drive to SE Portland to get mediterrian food and now I know why. It is definitely worth the drive. Let me start with the appitizers on the menu. Over half of the items were sold out or unavailable due to the fact that the cook did not show up! The guy filling in did not know how to make a lot.
I got some hummus, which was extremely dry and needed more olive oil, and some grape leaves, which were horrible and tasted like the filling was cooked in cream of mushroom soup. Advice to the foody if you try this place do not get mentioned items above. Then my server asked me if I'd like a drink. She then mentioned that she is the, "bartender extrodinare" I told her I'd stick to water. So I ordered a chicked and beef plate with some veggies and rice. Not good at all and when I got a look at the open kitchen and saw everything was being heated up in the microwave I lost it! I could have made better food at home. Bottom line...Pars is extrememly overpriced, bad food and poor management. They would not even honor my coupon for 50% off entire bill. I now know why my server wanted me to drink!
Food mediocre, service tries and cleanliness is sub-par. We went for dinner. They are seriously suffering (This is the 3rd name change in 4 years). With each change of management/name it has gotten worse. Food is ok, similar to street vendor food, if it's even that good. Service really tried, and our server was very sweet, but the glasses had food on them, silverware had smeary finger prints all over and it just wasn't very clean in total. Unfortunately, we love food from the Med, but this place isn't making standards. Spent your $ elsewhere