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Eleni's Philoxenia, Portland, OR

Eleni's Philoxenia

4.6
4.6
797 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
About Elenis:
Fresh Greek Cuisine.
We have been serving Portland’s favorite gourmet
Cretan cuisine for two decades. We source our ingredients both locally and from Greece, always choosing quality.

Our Menu:
We believe that quality food can only come from quality ingredients. Whenever available we serve organic vegetables and produce: all of our meats are respectfully grown without hormones. We proudly serve Oregon Cascade Natural Beef, Draper Valley Free Range Chicken and Eggs, New Zealand Lamb and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in all of our cooking and dressings.

Our Expertise:
Flamed Cheese, Lamb, Seafood, Whole Fish, Rabbit, Greek Salad, Cocktails, Meatballs, Pasta Entrees, Moussaka, Dip Platter Tour, Baklava, Happy Hour, Local & Greek Wine

Final Word:
Here at Eleni's we put our heart and soul into our restaurant. We hope you come in and enjoy this (amazingly delicious) piece of Portland history for yourself.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 227-2158

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Moses S.

  • Catering

    Interested in Catering let us help

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Available Year Round with Custom Menu

  • Neighborhood

    Pearl District

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 797 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Romantic

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  1. N

    Nicky

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not like it used to be since Eleni sold the business. There is nothing that sparkles.
  2. LS

    LynneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is such a pleasure to find that Eleni’s is all the good things I remember it to be. It used to be my neighborhood hangout. I’m told they’ve changed ownership, but I wouldn’t have known. You will find quality and great taste everywhere. The warm and welcoming vibe, tasteful decor, creative experts in the kitchen as well as the bar, they are talented and highly skilled. If you are looking for quality without pretension you’ll find it here.
  3. KP

    Kur0Pala

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, small portions, high prices
  4. JS

    JayS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with great food!! Lamb shank was tender as advertised. Our waitress was available and always addressed our needs
  5. RS

    RobbStL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a tray of dips (all were good, but the tzatziki was terrific), gigante beans in a tomato sauce with crumbled feta (excellent), meatballs, and the mizithra pasta with olives and capers. Really good service, all nicely presented and prepared. Would go back.
  6. JH

    JohnH

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and very good service. A good menu with reasonable prices
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal! The service was welcoming and hospitality is top notch. Our favorites- the dolmades, warm pita w/all the dips, the clams, the orzo with lamb, and the moussaka (totally worth the wait)! Grab a rabbit if they have it for a special!
  8. NC

    NicC

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in Portland.
  9. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing and the evening was a perfect connection back to our honeymoon in Greece 25 years ago! The experience made for a very special silver anniversary. Thank you! We only wish the saganaki wasn't sold out. We will definitely be back with friends!
  10. K

    Katiel

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and service. Love this place!
  11. MV

    MarcV

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience, excellent food. We will be back!
  12. JB

    JeanieB

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    OMGosh. An authentic Crete restaurant in Portland. My first visit. Wonderful staff, waitress, food to drool over. I'll be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great cocktails, appetizers, service on a Saturday night. Fairly loud w large parties celebrating. Still excellent!
  14. PE

    PaulE

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff was helpful, friendly. And the food delicious.
  15. EG

    EdeeGee

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Makaronia Me Mydia and Orzo Me Arni Kokonisto for our entrees. Both were absolutely delicious. Even the tomato sauce to go with the warm pita slices was great. We topped it off with chocolate mousse and baklava -- yum! This was our first time to Eleni's Philoxenia -- so wonderful to find a fabulous Greek restaurant. The restaurant was clean, quiet and comfortable. Everyone was attentive and welcoming. We most certainly will be coming back to Eleni's!
  16. P

    Pavlos

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was excellent. Party of six and everyone described their meal as excellent. Service was definitely not at same level unfortunately. We never felt welcome and were given some attitude from one of our servers. A pity since I am greek to finally find a great greek restaurant and made feel uninvited. Unfortunately will NOT be going back
  17. JS

    JohnS

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here, loved the food, with great service
  18. LS

    LenaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were expecting better food . From that we ordered only pasta and salad was good . Calamari were burned, prawns wasn’t good at all . Very strong burning smell from kitchen
  19. m

    michaell

    Portland

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We had a reservation for two at 7:30, showed up at 7:25 and were sat rather quickly, within 10 minutes were brought water and pita. We were asked by the server if we had time restraints and we replied "not particularly". There was a large party of 10 sitting in the middle of the dining area deep into their dinner. By 8:05 we were not attended to, not even asked if we wanted a drink. The staff seems overwhelmed (even thought there were 6 empty table). So we got up and left. Very disappointing!
  20. b

    boston1

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a cute local place with outstanding food. We had the flaming cheese-- impressive presentation- as a starter. My main course was the moussaka, which was loaded with vegetables. My guest had the whole fish and said it was excellent. No room for dessert. Service was attentive without being oppressive. Definitely, a fun night out
  21. A

    Arcs

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Overpriced and small portions. Good atmosphere though.
  22. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Greek food and always seek it out when traveling. Eleni’s is perhaps the best Greek food we have ever tasted. Everything about the evening was exceptional.
  23. BS

    BelleS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was wonderful! Both casual and elegant. Loved the saganaki, dolmas and calamari. Only minor negative was lack of fans and it was a hot evening, but it was very pleasant and they kept the water flowing!
  24. LB

    LindaB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wonderful servers! Food is always delicious. This is a very special place and we will be coming here for our special dinners. Thank you so much!
  25. KC

    KennyC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I went there at 5pm for an early dinner before going to a show. After we were seated, the staff told us to let the server know if we had any time constraints. I thought this was a nice touch and something I don't see in many restaurants. We mentioned to the service about our time constraint and she did a great job confirming that our orders would be out in time; she also checked on us to remind us of the time towards the end of our meal. I really appreciated her attention to our time constraints! The food was also plentiful (large dishes) and delicious!
  26. WF

    WilliamF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is my favorite restaurant in Portland. The place is just all around excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food
  28. CQ

    ColleenQ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food! We can’t wait to eat there again.
  29. E

    Elspeth1

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We had a lovely meal.
  30. SB

    SethB

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service!
  31. TF

    TammiF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food!! Great place to eat before a show!!
  32. PL

    PatriciaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eleni's was wonderful - the food was so good, the ambiance lovely, and the service excellent.
  33. HR

    HoodRider1999

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always, Eleni’s delivered! Food was delicious and service was friendly.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, we had an incredible meal and overall dining experience. Our server was helpful in working with us to select a Greek wine that paired nicely with a range of dishes. Instead of ordering off the menu ourselves, we asked for the chef to create a family dining experience for our family. The chef did an excellent job of preparing dishes that gave us a range of exposure to the Greek cuisine. Great way to celebrate a college graduation and wedding anniversary.
  35. DK

    DanielleK

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner at Eleni's last night. The food was fantastic - we started with feta filo, followed by the Arni Me Filo (lamb, veggies and cheese baked in filo) and the lamb shank. All was delicious, but indulging in a starter meant taking half of our meal home! No regrets. The service was also super friendly and efficient. We never waited for anything. Only a smidgen complaint was it was fairly loud, making it difficult for us "old" folks to have conversation. But that is a common theme for most restaurants anymore. When you see critics of couples on their phones in restaurants, consider that they may be texting each other as we joked of doing last night rather then yelling at each other.
  36. D

    Danny

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely wonderful. The restaurant was lively and crowded but very comfortable. Service was perfect.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Elena’s never fails to impress!
  38. JP

    JohnP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great creative food with excellent service and a health wine pour
  39. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great; good pre-show option for the Armory.
  40. BR

    BRSeattle

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and really good Greek food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Eleni's Philoxenia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 227-2158.

Eleni's Philoxenia is rated 4.6 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Eleni's Philoxenia

112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pearl District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Moses S.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 227-2158

  • Catering

    Interested in Catering let us help

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Available Year Round with Custom Menu

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