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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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Port Townsend, Washington
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243 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the traditional interior of a Greek restaurant, but elegantly modern. The food was not strictly traditional either, but interesting refinements of Greek food. It all made for a very good dinner.

Thank Stephen C
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Longtime fan of Eleni's delicious Greek dishes. Though aware the owner was prickly, our interaction was limited on earlier visits. But last week she was both hostess and server. Had a reservation for early evening, arrived as she was opening. It was difficult to ignore her brusk manner--order taking, service. Disappointing. Not going again.

Thank NaomiDagenBloom
Monmouth, Oregon
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The food here is fresh and carefully prepared. The flavors are bold and outstanding. A large variety of appetizers and main dishes will satisfy both carnivores and vegetarians. We had excellent service. Three different people stopped by throughout the meal to check up on the quality and our experience. I felt a bit sorry for the owner. The restaurant was... More 

Thank RhetoricRox
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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 22 December 2016

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 4 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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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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621 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 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 5 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

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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
US$ 30
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?