For Pat Hammond & Sassafras - just saw your responses to my mid-August post -- not knowing if you're checking down there, thought I'd follow up re: the Afghan restaurant in Portland. There is indeed one here, right on Congress St. Haven't been there since last year (had a yummy spicy eggplant thingie for lunch, and the bread w/ cilantro was nice too), but I assume it's still in business?
Link to their website below -- there's a number to call if you want to confirm that they're still in business. It may be owned by the same folks who own the Afghan Restaurant located at 190 U.S. Rte. 1 in Falmouth (or may have relocated there? The Falmouth phone number is 781-9998). The Herald gave the Falmouth place 4 stars for food and service, too.