Queen Mama’s Kitchen — bringing a taste of Saudi to Portland, Oregon 

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LONDON: As Maha Alharbi looks out into the chic dining room of Queen Mama’s Kitchen, past bubbling pots of lamb shank mandi and rows of golden dallah coffee pots, it is not only Arabs who have stopped in for iftar, but Americans. 

Here in Portland, Oregon, in one of the only Saudi Arabian restaurants in the United States, the Kingdom’s richly diverse cuisine is more than a taste of home — it is an introduction to a culture that is often misunderstood around the world. 

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