The mismatched throngs overtaking Cedo’s each lunch hour await tastes of Palestinian native Sam Hazza’s super-fresh hummus ($8) and lamb gyros ($10).
More than a dozen gyro, shawarma and kebab carts are crammed together at two pods downtown.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was once known as Union Avenue, and ironically, its 1989 renaming was one of the most divisive issues in the city’s recent history.
Gastro Mania is a lone herb-Parmesan swordfish swimming against the roaring current of Slabtown.
In Rust Belt cities with large Greek and Arab populations, there’s a spot like the Gyro House on every major thoroughfare.
Each of Gastro Mania’s gyros—whether lamb, chicken, salmon or tuna—is cooked fresh to order, not from spit or hot plate, and the herbs and spices that flavor them are equally fresh.
If you live or work in Northeast Portland, there is a nine-in-10 chance you will see someone you know standing in line during any given lunch rush at this narrow, bustling eatery.