Ramy’s Lamb Shack

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Ramy's Lamb Shack

Ramy’s Lamb Shack

Location: NE 52nd and Sandy, Roce City Food Park
Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-7pm

The Story:

Ramy of the Lamb Shack is a character. When I met him, he corrected the pronunciation of how I pronounced his name – “say it like raw meat.” All I could do is chuckle. This is the kind of cart owner I enjoy chatting with.

Ramy’s Lamb Shack focuses on Mediterranean gyro and kabob dishes. Having grown up in Egypt with Egyptian and Italian parents, Ramy has a lot going for him in the kitchen. After working as a butcher, he wanted to try something new and the cart came to be. I chatted with him about the ingredients he uses and loved that he included fresh cucumbers from his personal garden in my gyro. How cool is that?

Falafel from Ramy's Lamb Shack

Falafel from Ramy’s Lamb Shack

The menu offers up lamb, chicken, kafta and falafel gyros along with kabob plates. In my quest to expand my falafel palate, I decided to check them out. Made with fava beans, some parsley and onion, these falafel were some of the best I’ve found. I was surprised by the green, but when I learned it was from fava beans, it made sense. The wrap is grilled before everything is added to create a crunchy warm vessel for the falafel, cucumber, tomato, tzatziki, tahini and fresh cut onion. So many amazing flavors and so fresh. I’ll be back.

Cartlandia continues to add great new carts like Ramy’s and now has a beer garden. Check it out, enjoy some of Ramy’s lamb or falafel and let him know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

[Ramy moved his cart to the Hillsdale Food Park in November of 2012]

Ramy move his cart to Rose City in November 2013

Sample Menu (see website for current menu and pricing):

  • Lamb Gyro
  • Chicken Gyro
  • Kafta Gyro
  • Falafel
  • Baklava
  • Lamb Kabob plate

Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-7pm
Phone: 503.381.7783
Facebook: Ramy’s Lamb Shack

Comments

  1. Had dinner the other night after meeting Ramy at work, he told me that it was different, but hey lets go see how different it is since i have gyro’s all the time.
    Different it was he mixed Tzatziki Sauce and Tahini Sauce together it was different i will give him that on but i am going to go back, Ramy said he would do one with just Tzatziki on it, i told him he was on so every one get out there and try it tell em Rick sent you & enjoy Keep Portland weird & eat at the Carts.

  2. teri speelman says:

    You ran out of tzatsiki sauce on thursday…what a disappointment.

  3. Hands down one of the best Lamb Gyros I have had in a long time! I’m picky about what I say let alone eat and this man has his act together! I am Greek and LOVE lamb this guy does it right!

  4. I tried some baklava at Eatmobile and it was amazing! I think I agree that it is the best baklava ever. At least that I have tried.

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