Queen of Sheba review

Good Evening my tried and true intrepidarians! Bienvenues a  Intrepid Venture! Bienvenidos a mi blog!

I like to try some of the local cuisine wherever I go. Portland, in particular has a small but notable international scene. Allow me to tell you about a recent experience.


A couple of weeks ago I checked out a local delicacy here in Portland: Queen of Sheba. It was a warm sunny day and I had just gotten off work. Boy, was I tired and looking forward to a nice meal! My friend Phil and I decided to see if this Ethiopian was worth the hype.

My verdict: the service was good; our waitress continually refilled our water glasses and the food didn’t take long. It was warm and we were given enough napkins. The food itself was very delicious! The flavors and aromas were so delectable and pungent. All those hot flavors made me think of Arab cuisine and Indian cuisine, both of which I like. My friend and I ate with our hands as per Ethiopian custom.

injera bread

As per the ambience it fell a little flat to me. Maybe it was just this location, but the scenery felt like I was eating at a friend’s low lit apartment and not at a nice restaurant. The trappings and decorations were cool. But the plaster walls and poor lighting gave off a minimalist feel. I was looking forward to a nice restaurant with an exotic atmosphere, but sadly the restaurant interior projected a low-key, moribund vibe.

The price, on the other hand, was a bit high but the food was very good and quite filling. The delectable food was worth the price. I have no complaints with regards to cost. I’d rate Queen of Sheba 3.9 out of 5.

So, if you’re ever in Portland and craving ethnic African cuisine give Queen of Sheba a try. And let me know when you’re in town. I always love meeting people over a good meal.

queen of sheba

Thanks for reading!


21 thoughts on “Queen of Sheba review

      1. Grace says:

        Ha. You like spicy ? I like spicy food. I stay in India so I know the kind off spice that Indians use. Maybe you tasted like the African spice.


      2. intrepid8 says:

        Yeah. It wasn’t as sweet as curry and lacked a certain saltiness I’ve tasted in shawarma. The spice was like nothing I’ve ever had before and I’ve had Nigerian and Haitian too.

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      3. Grace says:

        Wow. You talking to a Nigerian here. Haha. I love me some Nigerian food. My dad is Nigerian. Mom is Indian. I have tasted awesome food from both world. Currently staying in India. 😦 I miss my Nigerian food so much. I sometimes find myself dreaming about the food. Lol 😉 most people in india who hv had some delicacies from Nigerian culture hv mixed feelings becz of the differences. I want to know what are the delicacies you have had. ? And what’s ur view overral? If you don’t mind answering lol. Just curious. ❤ ❤ I already like you. Haha

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      4. intrepid8 says:

        There’s a Nigerian guy at work. He shared some of his Jolof Rice. That was some of the hottest food I’ve ever had. Do you feel more Nigerian or Indian? Indian food is my favorite. Butter Chicken and Curry Chicken are my faces.

        Ha ha thanks.

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      5. Grace says:

        Jollof rice!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ yummy. That's one of Nigeria's famous and tastiest food. I try to make it here in India. Lol. Butter chicken is tasty too. But, you should definitely try goan food. My mom is from goa, one of the best places in India. Lots of awesome delicacies. I feel more Nigerian because I was born in nigeria. I grew up there. My family shifted to India 7 years back. So basically I hv all my awesome childhood memories and taste buds inbred in Nigerian culture. ❤ ❤ ❤ 😉 😉


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