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Flying Elephants at Fox Tower

812 SW Park Ave, Flying Fox Tower, Portland, OR 97205-3032
+1 503-546-3166
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (28 reviews)
“soups” (31 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
812 SW Park Ave, Flying Fox Tower, Portland, OR 97205-3032
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Lots of pre-packed meals, a decent variety of hot daily specials, and even beers and several other drinks. Located right off the MAX line and directly across from Director Park which is a nice place to eat if the cafe is really packed.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this deli one Saturday afternoon and it was crowded at 2PM. After surveying the many options I can see why. I chose a ready made tempeh-quinoa wrap that was superb. It was fresh and flavorful and very reasonably priced. There were so...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I recently visited Portland for the first time with friends and stayed in AirBnB condo that ended up being kitty-corner from the Flying Elephants. It was a great place to grab a quick, pre-made (but fresh!) breakfast or lunch. Their hot options were quite tasty...More

Thank 80leandras
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We were trying to find something different to eat after a week of food trucks (loved those too), especially something that I could buy only the portion I could eat at one sitting instead of trying to store and eat leftovers. We both loved their...More

Thank Anon58759
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Flying Elephants is a well-stocked deli with ready-made as well as made to order sandwiches and interesting prepared foods—no chicken noodle soup here. I've been in a few times on trips to Portland (and only to this downtown location at lunchtime, although there are several...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

A good place to have a quick lunch or breakfast. Many vegan choices. The coffee was good but not outstanding, and though the selection of baked pastries is good, they were over-priced.

Thank worldtreker10
Reviewed March 17, 2018

They have huge packed corned beef sandwiches. They have a hot bar with beautiful choices. They have the world's best soup--Mama Leone's--perfect for a rainy day. Beautiful pastry. Fabulous coffee. Comfortable seating. Great downtown shopping location. I wished I could take it with me on...More

Thank handsacross
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Excellent place for lunch but you better get there early or wait until lunch crowd disperses. Fab food

Thank Judy H
Reviewed February 17, 2018

After a few days of going to Starbucks, I found this place. Friendlier, better drinks, much better pastry and just as convenient.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite place for work lunches but it's a good place also to pick up a quick dinner before an event at the performing arts Center.

Thank irvingtonevk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 SW Park Ave, Flying Fox Tower, Portland, OR 97205-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-546-3166
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