Welcome to Bete-Lukas

We are happy to have you enjoy the different Ethiopian cuisine. We serve many vegetarian and
various meat dishes as well as seafood.

Experience Bete-Lukas's exceptional cuisine featuring a complete                         with everything
from salad, tibs (meat), alicha, vegetarian dishes, sambusa in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. The
Ethiopian art decorated dining room with warm walls, and the stylish artistic photos in the wall,
nurture the setting.

The restaurant is located at 2504 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206. There is a map and direction at
the end|"{of this page. Its actual location is on 50th Ave on the second floor. There is a stairway to the
right of the building and an ADA ramp to the back of the building.

Unlike the food of almost any other country, Ethiopian cuisine has grown in a vacuum, undiluted
by outside forces. Its mountainous geography kept it largely isolated from its neighbors, and unlike
other African countries, Ethiopia escaped European domination, except for a five-year Italian
occupation/war with Italy. Only its position as a stop on ancient trade routes brought Ethiopia the
cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, fenugreek, turmeric and other spices that are used so creatively.

Ethiopian food is served on centerpiece platters over injera, accompanied by plates of more injera,
rolled up like so many dish towels. To eat, you simply tear off pieces of injera and scoop up bites of
food. Our traditional menu incorporates beef, lamb and chicken. And due to the Orthodox Church's
fasting seasons vegetrian dishes come in abundance and variety of flavors.

The flavorings are usually cooked slowly in kibe, a clarified butter with Ethiopia-grown chili
peppers combining with ginger, garlic, onions, spices, basil and a host of less familiar flavorings like
bishop's weed, which resembles thyme, and 'enset' (banana tree like) plant powder.

Berbere : A popular Ethiopian seasoning prepared from Ethiopian red chili peppers, garlic, & other
spice. Berbere is sun-dried then mixed with more spices & used in wots.

Kibe : Another Ethiopian basic, Kibe is pure clarified butter seasoned with several condiments and
used in traditional sauteeing.

Key Wot : A lively sauce prepared with berbere, niter kibe & meat, fish or legumes.
Alecha : A delicately mild sauce made from meat, legumes or beans with garlic, ginger and curry.

Mitmita : Bird's eye red pepper spiced with cardamom & salt, usually served with Kitfo.
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2504 SE 50th Ave
Suite D
Portland OR 97206  
On 2nd Floor
(503) 477-8778
Open for Dinner ONLY
Tuesday thru Sunday
from 5pm to Close

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