Incoming Glisan Restaurant Tréla Wants to Help Keep Portland’s Greek Culture Alive

Growing up, Napoleon and Anthony Tzakis’s lives were built around their church and their family’s food. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, perched on Northeast Glisan, is perhaps best known by the secular as the site of the Portland Greek Festival, where locals flock to eat loukoumades straight from the fryer, or coat themselves in the powdered sugar of kourabiethes. The brothers made close friendships within their church, particularly with fellow parishioners Emmett Fraser and Jordan Johnson; all four grew up eating in each others’ homes, or visiting the Tzakis grandparents’ house for dolmades. Helen and Denny Tzakis — Napoleon and Anthony’s parents — owned restaurants, places like Touch of

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