The Find: Spices—from Lebanon to Sri Lanka
Bazaar International Market is the source of all manner of imported global goodies. You’ll find Spanish wafer cookies and Bavarian malt beverages here, but the store’s bountiful rows of Middle Eastern ingredients are the real draw—curry powders and pastes, garam masala, anistar, kala jeera (black cumin), cardamom, and dried chiles—and family-size bags of whole omani lemons, rice and dal, jars of pickled eggplant, stuffed grape leaves, foul mudammas , hummus, and tahini. Regular patrons of this Iraqi-owned store head straight to the back corner, where the butcher prepares fresh goat meat, lamb, and chicken shawarma.
Find more in The Food Lovers’ Guide to Portland