At the beginning of 2007 the Dibabu family took over the space next door to their unassuming restaurant, and the small, spartan dining room, home to some of the tastiest Ethiopian food in Portland, now includes a candlelit bar, as well. The menu remains the same—short and to the point—and the highlight of the house is still the vegetable platter ($4.99/$8.99), served with spongy folds of injera bread and four saucy sides including a spicy lentil stew and a rich sauté of cabbage, carrots and potatoes, heavy on the turmeric. The kitfo ($6.99/$11.99) is delicious—finely minced lean beef, cooked to order (they'll even prepare it rare) and sautéed in a spicy housemade butter. (LC)
By LIZ CRAIN
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