Downtown Portland's Persian House restaurant closing after 30 years

The business has struggled to get by through the pandemic and downtown protests, and was even vandalized and looted last spring.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Persian House is closing its doors at the end of the month after 30 years in downtown Portland. 

The immigrant-owned Mediterranean restaurant has struggled during the pandemic, and it was even vandalized and looted shortly after the protests began in May of last year. 

Owner Shahryar Houranpay expressed sadness and frustration with the landlord of his family’s business for ending their lease agreement so that new tenants can move in.

“The past 30 years were filled with great memories with

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