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The Green Elephant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Deep Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Stuffed with vegetable and shiitake mushrooms. Served with tamarind sauce
Crispy Wontons
Stuffed with soy cheese and spinach. Served with chili sauce
Vegetable Dumplings
Stuffed with mixed vegetables. Served with ginger-soy sauce and spicy chili sauce
Steamed Edamame
Organic edamame seasoned with Maine sea salt
Roti Canai (pronounced Roti Cha-Nai)
Indian style flatbread. Served with vegetable curry dip
Hot & Spicy Soy Sticks (2 per serving)
Soy "chicken" on bamboo skewers with our homemade garlic-chili-cilantro sauce
Soy Nuggets
Served with chili sauce
Brussels Sprouts
Fried and seasoned with tamari
Asian Vegetable Stew
Chinese broccoli, green mustard, napa cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, carrots and tofu
Fragrant Coconut Soup with Tofu & Baby Bella Mushrooms
Cherry tomatoes, onions, scallions and cilantro
Spicy Green Leaves Salad
With a spicy bean curd dressing and crispy tofu. Topped with crispy rice noodles (Make it Gluten Free by substituting our ginger vinaigrette)
Tempura Asparagus Salad with Coconut Milk-Chili Dressing
Asparagus, red onions, red bell peppers, hard-boiled egg, cilantro, scallions and fried shallots
Larb Gai Jay Salad
Soy meat, mint, saw cilantro, shallots, rice powder, cucumbers and bell peppers with a soy-lime dressing. Served on a bed of lettuce
All entrees except noodle dishes come with jasmine brown rice
Stir-fry Asian Vegetables & Tofu
Chinese broccoli, napa cabbage, bok choy, snow peas and carrots with brown sauce (Make it Gluten Free by substituting tamari in place of our brown sauce)
Spicy Vegetable Medley Stir Fry
Broccoli, carrots, corn, mushrooms, zucchini, peanuts and soy-meat in a spicy red curry paste sauce. Garnished with shredded lime leaves
Steamed Assorted Vegetables with Peanut Sauce
Broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, corn, snow peas, carrot, green beans and steamed tofu
Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Breaded Soy Filet
Stir-fried broccoli, Chinese broccoli, carrots and Thai bird chili in a brown sauce. Moderately spicy
Hot & Sour Noodle Soup
Rice noodles, bean sprouts, tofu, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, scallions and cilantro. Garnished with ground peanuts and fried wontons. Moderately spicy (Make it Gluten Free without the wontons)
Organic Green Tea Noodles
Miso soup with napa cabbage, soy filet, seaweed and scallions
Pad Thai
Stir-fried small rice noodles with tofu, egg, broccoli, carrots, beans sprouts and scallion. Topped with ground peanuts and raw vegetables
Singapore Noodles
Stir-fried rice vermicelli with curry powder, egg, bok choy, snow peas, bell peppers and tofu. Topped with sweet pea shoots and fried shallots
Thai Ginger Noodles
Stir-fried wide rice noodles with egg, tofu, ginger, broccoli, carrots, onions, snow peas and scallions
Pineapple Brown Rice
Sun flower seeds, soy-meat, sweet corn, peas, carrots, scallions and egg (Make it Gluten Free by substituting tamari for our brown sauce and tofu for our soy-meat)
Thai Basil Fried Rice
Chinese broccoli, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and egg. Choose tofu or soy-meat (Make it Gluten Free by substituting tamari for our brown sauce and choosing tofu)
Peanut Curry
Slow cooked in coconut milk with soy-meat, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, carrots and onions (Make it Gluten Free by substituting tofu or tempeh for our soy-meat)
Tofu Tikka Masala
Spinach, edamame and chickpeas in a Masala curry sauce. Served with brown rice seasoned with curry powder, peas, carrots and shallots
Panang Curry Vegetable & Tempeh
Thai eggplant, red peppers, green peppers, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, buttercup squash, Thai basil and lime leaves in a Panang coconut milk curry. Served with jasmine brown rice
Steamed Vegetables
Brown Rice
Peanut Sauce
Tofu (Steamed or Fried)
Tempeh with Sweet Chili Sauce
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Thai
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for dinner, it was delicious. This is definitely a popular spot, we were lucky enough to get a table but about five minutes later all the tables had filled up! So I don’t know if they take reservations but if you have you...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at The Green Elephant shortly before closing time due to traveling that day, but the waitstaff was still friendly and willing to answer our questions. We also did not feel like they were trying to push us out the door which I really...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank peaceloveelina
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Delicious food. I usually don't enjoy a vegetarian meal,but every time I eat at this restaurant I am pleasantly surprised how much I enjoy the food. It is consistently good. The staff is always pleasant and eager to please.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank barbara267
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We had a very pleasant and delicious lunch recently at the Green Elephant. The server was very nice and the variety of dishes was wonderful. Three of us sampled a variety of things and everything was good and beautifully presented.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Had a very tasty meal reasonably priced and pleasantly served. Learned after I ate that I could have the same preparation with tofu instead of tempeh, which I would have preferred. Good to know for a future visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Charles A
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Excellent Thai food that is exclusively vegetarian (most dishes are vegan as well). As a comitted carnivore I was skeptical, but the food was very flavorful and tasty and the tofu was divine. Service was extremely quick as well. Plenty of food for a good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bradr757
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a casual restaurant offering first rate vegetarian and vegan Thai food. Prices are quite reasonable, and service is good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed December 24, 2018

We didn't realize this was a vegetarian restaurant, but weren't disappointed with the flavour or the portions. We left feeling full and healthy at the same time. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judah B
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We had good personal recommendations of this restaurant. We knew they didn’t take reservations so got there early on the Friday night, got a table quicky and the food was soooo good....on Saturday we could only think of more food from this restaurant so had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harshbutfair50
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

It was hard to choose from this expansive menu - they were nice to let me tack on a couple extra veggies to one dish to create my ideal curry and it was amazing. Really good appetizers. The vegan pumpkin cheesecake special was perfection, compliments...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank pondo17
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Diana M
February 26, 2018|
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Response from LisaW6688 | Reviewed this property |
No clue, sorry. Also sorry that I just saw this question!
June 4, 2017|
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It's a casual and friendly place and the food is amazing!
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Response from HarleyL588 | Reviewed this property |
From the middle of downtown portland you can walk over to Park Street and Congress where the cabs are. It will take about 15 min and $15 to get to the airport, there is no downtown shuttle. All are correct about this being... More
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