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Mediterranean Smokehouse located in the Portland neighborhood of Multnomah Village.

House Smoked Pastrami


Contact Us


Sun. - Thur. 4 PM - 9 PM

Fri. & Sat. 4 PM - 10 PM


Sat. & Sun. 9 AM - 2 PM

​Phone: (503)-206-4007




There is ample street parking throughout the village all of which is typically free. Please avoid parking in the lot  behind our restaurant. That parking lot is exclusive to John's Marketplace customers. Thank you!

 Yalla is a neighborhood Mediterranean smokehouse from the Sesame Collective restaurant group opened in summer of 2020.

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Fennel & Strawberry

sheep cheese. spiced hazelnut. tarragon


Turkish Carrot

dried cherry. almond. mint



pecorino. rye breadcrumb. spiced buttermilk dressing. red onion



Za’atar Almonds

sea salt


Warm Castelvetranos

citrus. coriander


Labneh with Green Chickpeas

fresh herbs. preserved lemon. harissa. za’atar. pita


Hummus Abu Hassan

tahina. chickpeas. parsley. pita


Hummus with Burnt Beef Ends

roasted poblano & garlic. pita


Fresh Burrata

grilled bread. snap peas. asparagus. mint. hazelnut dukkah



Roasted Cauliflower

almond romesco. mint. parsley. sunflower seed


Eggplant Carpaccio

freekeh. garlic. barberry. tahina. walnut. honey. parsley


Cedar Plank Salmon

levant marinade. salsa verde. grilled lemon


Fried Chicken

harissa honey. house pickles


Smoked Lamb Ribs

shashlik. roasted garlic. sesame


Bulgarian Lamb & Beef Kebab

pepper & eggplant. stewed tomato. tahina. pita


House Smoked Pastrami

horseradish beet. house pickles. mustard. house rye


Smoked Beef Short Rib

roasted mushroom demi glace. baharat


House Dry-Aged Ribeye

peppercorn butter. crispy leek




lemon zest. beet ketchup. horseradish labneh


Corn Ribs

urfa. harissa powder. cilantro. lime


Yellow Falafel

turmeric. coriander. tahina. mango amba


Schmaltz Cornbread

bourbon glaze. honeycomb butter. sea salt


Green Beans with Garlic Toum

almonds. parsley. fried shallots


Grilled Asparagus

harissa hollandaise. grilled lemon. garlic breadcrumb


Very good and imaginative menu. Excellent service and a comfortable dining room.

Joe G.

Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing atmosphere. One of my favorite spots! Corn ribs & burnt beef hummus for the win every time.

Alex F.

The food staff were wonderful. Our staff person assisted in selecting vegatarian and vegan options for us. We loved our meal and will be back!

Patricia F.

Outstanding food with a wonderful array of flavors and dishes. Lovely staff and beautiful restaurant. We will definitely be back. The only thing we’d love to see is additional vegetarian and vegan mains added to the menu.

Rosalind H.
Dan Valley
Chef De Cuisine
Patrick Lynch
Sous Chef
Anthony Cunningham
Sous Chef
Chase Riley
Service Manager
Justine Anderson
Asst. Service Manager

Meet Our Team

Sesame Collective



7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Tel. (503) 206-4007

© 2024  by Sesame Collective.

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