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Eleni's Philoxenia

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112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
+1 503-227-2158
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your usual Greek restaurant. Eleni has a blend of dishes that are both healthy and tasty. Try the cabbage salad or calamari that is grilled with a great sauce rather than being breaded and deep fried. Great ambiance too and a lot of fun tucked away in the Pearl District. Check it out.

Thank Vancouverdiva
Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

looking for good food near The Gerding Theater and found this one. Had never been but will go again. The food is as near to authentic Greek cuisine as being in Greece. All the dishes were well prepared, tasty & well served.

Thank wjj3
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a family outing to Elenis and loved it. The owner greeted us and suggested we allow her to select some dishes for us to share family style - she did a great job. We had items like calamari, spanakopita, a really nice salad, a fantastic eggplant dish, and others. Also very reasonably priced. The house wines were very... More 

Thank Robert G
portland oregon
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is genuine food from the island owner from Chania, and though sardines and their ilk are not available, the erst is well prepared, carefully mixed and not salted to ruin Wine excellent and fairly priced Gracious and quiet atmosphere Can not be beat, though without pretension and high end reputation around town

Thank hAAydon
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

If the prospect of sharing small plates of excellent Greek food and good wine with friends in a comfortable, but lively, setting appeals, you will enjoy Eleni's Philoxenia on 9th Avenue in Portland. There is an extensive menu of appetizers or small plates that are quite shareable. This allows the opportunity to try many different things and everything we tried... More 

Thank Ron98642
Salem, Oregon
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574 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I am very stingy with my Excellent ratings. I have been to Greece also, so I have some familiarity with the real thing. Our experience here was amazing. Six of us walked in on a Sunday evening after a play. We discovered we were there for happy hour. The variety of items on the happy hour menu was extensive. The... More 

Thank pkrissel
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at this restaurant. The owner is fantastic. The food is fantastic. The ambience is fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant. If Eleni is there just let her do all the ordering for you. She knows what you want more than you do.

Thank mattdowl
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Cozy, warm atmosphere with cloth napkins and tablecloth's. Delicious food, impeccable service by the staff and owner make this dining experience one of my favorites in Portland.

Thank Jamico99
Lincoln City, Oregon
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Wonderfully warm setting. Excellent dolma's and pita bread with tzatiki sauce. The pasta dishes my friends had were delicious. My lamb in filo dough was Devine. Elina is from Crete, a favorite place I have visited several years ago. They had wine from both Crete and Santorini. Place fills up so make a reservation. I will return. Lamb filled filo... More 

Thank LCVickie
Portland, OR
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This restaurant is located just a couple blocks from Portland Center Stage theater. This makes it a perfect place for us to dine before a performance. The menu is interesting with item I've not seen in other Greek restaurants. Staff is friendly and service is quick. This is great when going to the theater, but might be a little too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?