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Elephants Delicatessen

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115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3503
+1 503-299-6304
07:00 - 20:30
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Sun 09:30 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm super lucky and live just around the corner so I'm a regular at Elephant Deli in NW. Although they open fairly early this place is not busy on weekdays for breakfast. If you just want to sip your cuppa joe and read the newspaper or interact with local regulars at the communal table, this is your time of the... More 

Thank Ellen S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neat and eclectic deli style eatery in downtown. I had an excellent Reubens sandwich and my colleague enjoyed their fish tacos. Lots of variety, beautiful food displayed, and a cool vibe in the place. Worth the trip.

Thank Kirby293
Miami Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not inexpensive as an adult or in any way the best deli you'll ever eat at, but it delivers tasty, fast, serviceable food for prices that are reasonable in the touristy section of town, where you can easily feed your kids for $2 - $3 a pop at the deli counters.

Thank tepsicity
Sapporo, Japan
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

They have all kinds of food, snack and drinks. There is a large space to eat in. It's a great place for lunch.

Thank Tosh S
Greeneville, Tennessee
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390 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a great find. It's just a short walk from Williams and Sonoma, the Pottery Barn and other shops on 23rd Ave. They have a wide selection to choose from. Make your own deli sandwich, have a pizza or a drink at their cosy bar. We had Mediterranean sandwiches and a Pinot Grigio. Delightful. We will definitely return... More 

Thank Vicar100
Yreka, California
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248 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Way to many pre-made cafeteria style offerings for my taste. I prefer fresh made to order food. The Ruben was marginal at best, the potato salad tasteless. Sorry to say, didn't care for the food.

Thank monsoons2013
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We love Elephants Delicatessen - it's an experience! Go hungry, they sample their food and you can select many different options, cuisines, beverages, desserts. The most fun is picking out what you're going to nibble on while looking at the various displays and mounds of steaming hot food. It's the kind of place that makes you want to try something... More 

Thank Hannah-Ms-26
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Elephant's Deli is our 'go to'...For so many reasons...Yes, the food...Go for happy hour and get the Bistro sliders or the Mahi Mahi fish tacos (with that outrageous sauce or, indulge in the calamari... I've had calamari all over country and Elephant's is in the top two! Even if you have to wait... SIT AT THE BAR!!! Eric, Kelly, John,... More 

Thank G9300
Portland, Oregon
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was a really great place to get breakfast and was always very busy. Then, 'someone' (Home Office bean-counter?) decided that the excellent oatmeal should be prepared by chefs not the counter staff. Now oatmeal is off the breakfast menu!! Oatmeal is part of breakfast in every diner/restaurant. The array of offerings this morning was just four fried items. And... More 

Thank Michael W
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in with my friend for lunch and it's a very nice place . I can say its like a mini New Seasons , they have different stations and you can pick food from them and find a open seat and enjoy your meal . Nice presentation and displays for the food . The prices are on the top... More 

Thank Ileana N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-299-6304

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?