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Elephants Delicatessen

115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3503
+1 503-299-6304
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (31 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3503
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Elephants Delicatessen
1. Cheese and charcuterie
" Great choice of fine cheeses and salamis."
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2. Something for everyone
" Unreal variety and quality."
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3. Soups!
" The tomato-orange soup is particularly astonishing."
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1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We roamed from station to station, accepting samples and listening to the chefs promote their favorites. We picked a few items, paid, and collected our meals in just minutes. The toughest task is finding a place to sit at lunch in this busy deli. Everything...More

Thank Jcsepich
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The absolute ONLY reason anyone has ever given this place less than 5 stars is because they work for a competing business! This is world-class, handmade food at its best. Wonderful staff, beautiful locale. Unreal variety and quality. I will eat here with family and...More

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This little out of the way place is surprising. Its actually kind of large, but its tucked into the trees. Parking seems sparse, but I walked up here and just stumbled upon it about the time I was getting hungry. They have EVERYTHING. Deserts, pizza,...More

Thank le_meridional
Reviewed 1 week ago

In short: We all miss Roses once on 23rd, a traditional deli with 9"high cakes... twenty + years later I was glad to find Elephants to take over the neighbourhood. For casual feast, lunch or diner enjoy their many stands of warm food, pizza, deli...More

Thank ross086
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Tomato Orange soup, I am visiting from Seattle, but originally from Portland so make an effort to make sure I get a chance to visit. Had the Caprese grilled sandwich and great location down near Pioneer Square and Nordstrom's in site!

Thank whidbeycj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family goes to Elephants Delicatessen at least 8 times a year. They have an array of the most delicious food in which to take home and spare much cooking preparation. Healthy choices of foods are available too. Due to traffic in Portland, we usually...More

Thank abanner2016
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great deli, free parking, love this place, be it for a cookie & tea, or for a full meal. Great full menu, always flavorful, comfortable seating and excellent customer service and attentive, courteous staff. I always feel warmly welcome at Elephants Deli.

Thank Viajera-MLW
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Wow. It just doesn't get any better!! Unbelievable quality and selection of food. It's like everything I've ever dreamed of and more! Excellent service really adds to everything. Thank you!!

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

They not only serve food they are also a deli that offers delicious food to take home. We had the egg salad sandwich with soup. They were both very good I must say. Plus I had coffee. They serve Stumptown Coffee. What could be better?...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is the our second trip to Portland and this is our second trip to the Elephants Deli . . .which we consider the best Deli in the City. It offers eat in or take out and prepared items. We ate there twice the first...More

Thank Ken1054
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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