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Elephants Deli in Portland, Oregon - YUM!

Updated on April 16, 2015

Great, Fresh Food is at Elephants Delicatessen in Downtown Portland, Oregon!!!

Elephants Deli in Portland, Oregon is a delight. Casual, yet at the same time elegant, this super yummy and fun hot-spot is a "don't miss" destination when visiting the beautiful City of Portland.

Whether folks drop in for a fun coffee or Italian soda drink, a sweet snack, or a full meal, they leave happy. Need food for a crowd? Elephants does catering on a small or grand scale and has a lovely garden patio area to rent for special occasions.

When on a shopping trip or when running errands downtown, we usually make a point of stopping into this fun and truly unique spot to grab a treat or to sit down at one of the casual tables to eat well and people-watch.

From Elephants website:

"Since 1979, Elephants Delicatessen has proudly served our community as Portland's premier catering company and specialty foods retailer.

We make all of our great local foods from scratch every day for your eating enjoyment. We've had the pleasure of cooking for so many of you over the years, and we truly appreciate the opportunity to share our passion for good taste.

Elephants is committed to providing you and your family with delicious foods, friendly and knowledgeable service, and to reducing our impact on our community and the earth. We're working each day to exceed your expectations, and to engage and delight your senses. Come visit us! We look forward to serving you soon."

Everyone Who's Anyone Walks into Elephants Delicatessen

Elephants Makes FRESH and Unique Salads!

Elephants Makes FRESH and Unique Salads!
Elephants Makes FRESH and Unique Salads!

Delicious Treats - Bakery Goodies!

Delicious Treats - Bakery Goodies!
Delicious Treats - Bakery Goodies!

A REVIEW OF ELEPHANTS DELICATESSEN - Fabulous Eating in Downtown Portland, Oregon


Fabulous Eating in Downtown Portland, Oregon

A review by Janienne Jennrich

Unique even on the outside, with a rounded front, colorful green and reddish paint, a patio with umbrella-covered tables, and a dish of water just for canine visitors. It is easy to see why this Portland eatery has become an out-of-the-way popular treasure with the locals.

Once inside, one must take a moment to take in all the alluring sites and tempting aromas that suddenly surround you. There are cute curtained tables for two, a huge rustic wooden table for ten or twelve, and a coffee and drink bar sporting cool stools. Part of this drink bar is portioned off with myriad breakfast buffet items, an anti-pasta bar or the treats of the day for dinner.

Further on are large deli cases. On one side are casseroles and hot dishes like vegetarian lasagna, old-fashioned Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Enchiladas Verde, Squash & Black Bean Enchilada, and much more. In the other cases one finds cold freshly made salads and side dishes such as Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad, Elephants Chicken Caesar Salad, Orzo Greek Metala Salad, Nutted Wild Rice and Classic Cobb Salad.

There are also a fabulous bakery, a real fired pizza-oven, a sandwich spot (where they make yummy paninis), an amazing cheese section, a cold drink and take out item fridge, and a freezer full of take-home entrees and appetizers... all freshly made then frozen.

Elephants has very cool gifts too. Candies in fancy packages, delicious baked goods, fine wines, homemade breads of many types, tableware in awesome colors and styles, and other neat presents one won't find just anywhere.

If you're in the area, drop in for a cup of coffee, snack, a great meal, or take-out beyond any other take-out. Oh, and if you have a party in the plans, check out the lovely Garden Party Room. Perfectly beautiful.

The main Elephants Deli location in Portland is at 115 NW 22nd Avenue.

For Garden Party Room bookings and information, contact:

Allison Lew

Tel: 503-299-6304 ext. 216

Elephants Delicatessen

115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland 97210

Tel: 503-299-6304

Fax: 503-274-1025

Store hours:

Mon-Sat, 7:00 am-7:30 pm

Sun, 9:30 am-6:30 pm

The two best ways to describe Elephants Delicatessen?

"Extraordinarily Delicious and Enormously Divine"

(At top - Watercolor of the charming Garden Room at Elephants Deli)

Custom Picnic, Anyone?

Custom Picnic, Anyone?
Custom Picnic, Anyone?

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    • Mandy Stradley profile image

      Mandy Stradley 

      6 years ago

      I've been there once and it was delicious!

    • Einar A profile image

      Einar A 

      6 years ago

      Looks like a great place to visit1

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      9 years ago

      Love Elephant's Deli! Great food.

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'll have to check this out next time I'm in Portland. I'm there once a year usually. Nice work!

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      The deserts look delicious!

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      9 years ago

      This place looks wonderful!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      Looks yummy!

    • howdoyouspellst profile image


      9 years ago

      I LOVE Elephant's!!! They have a fantastic selection of AMAZING food. Great lens! I love all the pictures and fun Portland products!


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