In community, food, Portland, Vendors

Nothing hits the spot quite like good Mediterranean food, especially when prepared by someone who knows what they’re doing. That’s why Portland Pedal Power can’t get enough of Aybla Mediterranean Grill or its head chef, Saied Samaiel.

Saied was born in Syria, and trained on the Greek island of Crete. Saied spent ten years perfecting his work before coming to Portland to offer his authentic Mediterranean cooking.

Aybla first hit the Portland food cart scene with a cart at the SW 10th & Alder pod in 2004. Since then, Saied has expanded his business to include four food carts and a mobile food truck which are all supported by Aybla’s brand new commercial kitchen located in the inner Southeast.

In addition to their many locations, Portland Pedal Power also offers delivery for Aybla, meaning you can have this delicious cuisine delivered right to your doorstep! Check out some of the meals you can find on our menu:

lThe Gyro! – Grilled lamb or chicken served in a Greek pita with tzatziki, onion, parsley & tomato. An instant classic!

Grilled skewers of ground lamb served in Greek pita bread with lettuce, parsley, onion & tomato.

The Super Falafel – Ground garbanzo beans mixed with onion, coriander, parsley, & spices, quickly deep-fried and wrapped in a large Greek pita with hummus, tahini sauce, lettuce, & tomato. 

The Mediterranean Plate – Mediterranean Plate Lamb, Chicken or Kafta Kabob grilled over Syrian rice (uniquely flavored w/roasted wheat berries), with tzatziki, parsley & tomato served with Greek pita bread.

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get hungry. Check out our menu to start planning your lunch now, and we’ll get you set up with something delicious!