top of page

Refined menu from across the Mediterranean. Elevated service. Highly curated wine list. 

Dining Room at MEC

Hours

Contact Us

Dinner

Open Daily 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Happy Hour

Available Daily 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Exclusive to our Bar)

Phone:  (503)-222-0906

Email: hello@mecpdx.com

Social:  instagram.com/mecpdx

Parking

There is ample paid parking available. Street parking is available on all blocks nearby. Here are a few parking garages/lots in close proximity.

411-417 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

1201 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97205

1232 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

Mediterranean Exploration Company (MEC) is Sesame Collective’s flagship restaurant in Portland, Oregon. MEC serves up cuisine from the Mediterranean and beyond while drawing inspiration from extensive research and global travels. Located in the heart of Portland’s industrial Pearl District, MEC is a vibrant, energetic restaurant with an open hearth kitchen, and a playfully creative beverage program.

MEC Spread 2.jpg

Dinner

MEC

Salatim

Radicchio Salad

cherries. yogurt dressing. breadcrumbs. pecorino

$16

Salt Roasted Beets

pickled shallots. chopped herbs. tahina. poppy seed vinaigrette. urfa

$14

Fennel Salad

green s’hug vinaigrette. mint. orange. candied almonds

$14

Little Gem Salad

chili mustard vinaigrette. mama lil’s. dates. manchego. walnuts

$16

Octopus Salad

corona beans. celery. candied pepitas. herbs. curried almond aioli

$16

Mezze

Beef Bacon-Wrapped Data

almond. allepo honey

$3

Warm Castelvetrano Olives

olive oil. bay leaf

$9

Hamachi Crudo

smoked eggplant. tamarind soy vinaigrette. black harissa mayo. crispy ginger

$21

Labneh with Fried Artichokes

harissa vinaigrette. honey-soaked dates. pita

$16

Roasted Eggplant Dip

tahina. mint. smoked olive oil. pita

$16

Hummus Abu Hassan

tahina. chickpeas. parsley. pita

$16

Fasolakia Hummus

tomato braised beans. lemon. herbs. pita

$17

Crispy Lamb Hummus

lemon tamarind vinaigrette. serrano herb salad. pita

$18

Falafel

6 pieces. tahina. green s’hug

$14

Chicken Meatballs

cured olive lemon aioli. ras el hanout. smoked eggplant relish. almonds

$19

Piato

Greek Potatoes

oregano. garlic. lemon

$13

Braised Greek Greens

olive oil. chili flake. lemon juice

$14

Mejadara

rice. lentils. fried onion

$15

Roasted Broccolini

charred olive vinaigrette. miticrema. crispy garlic

$17

Fried Calamari

dill pickle tzatziki. spicy tomato sauce. ouzo

$20

Moroccan Brick Chicken

arugula. pecorino

$26

Pan Seared Scallops

greek fava dip. fresh fava bean vinaigrette

$38

Grill

Spiced Maitake Mushrooms

warm lentil salad. black garlic toum

$20

Chermoula Rubbed Shrimp

preserved lemon green chermoula. cabbage. crispy spices

$22

Charred Half Artichoke

green harissa hollandaise. preserved lime

$19

Grilled Octopus

lemon. espelette. dill

$21

Adana Lamb Kebab

ezme. labneh. sumac onions

$24

Hanger Steak

new potatoes. capers. roasted garlic. preserved lemon

$33

Greek Lamb Chops

oregano. garlic. lemon

$25

Oven

Baked Feta & Strawberries

black pepper honey. thyme. hazelnuts. challah

$19

Blistered Shishito Peppers

pistachio feta purée. herbs. hawaij. crispy chili garlic oil

$18

Spinach & Cheese Boureka

feta. sesame

$14

Chicken Boureka

sumac. onion nut jam. feta

$15

Butter Roasted Cauliflower

jalapeño tahina. tomato vinaigrette. pine nuts

$23

Food was delicious and service excellent. We sat outside and it was a lovely evening and a good time. Cocktails were extra-ordinary.

Judith H.

Amazing! We got the potatoes, lamb hummus, their pita is to die for and then the octopus was delish! Worth every penny! And the arak & a hard place is my fav drink.

Marissa W.

Nice selection of unique cocktails and dishes. It’s was a little loud but only because it was crowded and people were enjoying themselves. This is our second time and we will be back again.

Barb A.

Loved it! The host was incredibly friendly, hospitable, and accommodating. Food was delicious. Great date night experience.

Brandon
Kyle Burgres
Chef De Cuisine
Taylor Troy
Sous Chef
Brittni Armenta
Sous Chef

Photo Coming Soon!

Erica Namare
Service Manager

Photo Coming Soon!

Alex Vining
Bar LEad

Meet Our Team

Sesame Collective

RESTAURANT GROUP

333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Tel.  (5030-222-0906

© 2024  by Sesame Collective.

bottom of page