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Eleni's Philoxenia

112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
+1 503-227-2158
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“saganaki” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I had the heads up to make a reservation as this restaurant fills up fast. Open space is inviting and encompassing. Not a huge menu but certainly something for everyone. Everything I tried was delicious. Staff was very attentive without hovering. Certainly a...More

Thank Chloris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the nearby Hampton Inn and were in the mood for Greek food. We met some friends there during the "Happy Hour" and shared the combination dips plate and Saganaki (flaming cheese). Both were delicious. I had the Arni Me Filo (lamb...More

Thank SeismicGuy
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Five of us went to enjoy the excellent Cretan food. We wanted to have a relaxed meal and to sample a variety of dishes, so we ordered wine and an assortment of small plates,ordering from both the happy hour and the main menu. Our choices...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had 2 1/2 hours between plays at the Armory and had made reservations for 10 here based on location and its many good reviews. It certainly lived up to them. Appetizers, salad; delicious. Prawns in olive oil were very good. I had arni (lamb)...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I recently got together with some female friends for a happy hour at Eleni's. Soon after we arrived, the owner asked if we were in a hurry. We said no, because we weren't, but regretted our answer i the end. She took us seriously! We...More

Thank PJMS_11
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Enjoy Eleni's for its outstanding, genuine home-cooked Greek dishes, in the Crete style... but not necessarily for the service. Our moussaka was among the very best we've ever experienced, clearly a painstakingly-prepared recipe that rewards diners with rich, fresh flavors. Our grilled (not fried) calamari...More

Thank Projournalist
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Wonderful non pretentious pace Great house wine red and white, fresh ingredients and recipes from Eleni herself. Never had a bad meal or even a mediocre one here

Thank hAAydon
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was there with a large group. We had many different dishes and they were all outstanding! The flaming cheese was perfect for our celebration. We also had dolmas, beet salad, a bean dish, lamb shank, meatballs, moussaka, and baklava. All were tasty, beautifully prepared,...More

Thank cymbidian
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Delicious food in this restaurant but the portions are a bit on the small side by American standards! Most of the staff were friendly and helpful but Eleni herself was a little "cool" although in fairness she was rather busy. We would have no problem...More

Thank MikeandWendy01
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Tried Greek wine. Lamb was great, as were meatballs. Assorted dips were good. We sat at the bar and had good conversations with staff and guests. Just a very relaxed place, clean and shows the personal attention of the owner who was supervising the staff.

Thank L Frank
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Billii A
15 September 2016|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in
Jackie A
18 March 2015|
Response from secluded | Reviewed this property |
I've only seen the front dining room, so don't know if there's another space in the restaurant for dancing. You should call and ask them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighbourhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-2158
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