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Elephants Delicatessen

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Pepperoni $2, Grilled chicken $2, Vegetable $0.50, Cheese $1, Split pizzas $1
Butternut Squash & Gruyere Pizza
Butternut squash, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, onions, brie, Gruyere, cherries, olive oil and parsley
Moody Blue & Bacon Pizza
Potatoes, mozzarella, mascarpone, garlic, Moody Blue cheese, bacon, spinach, walnuts, olive & canola oil
Fig & Prosciutto Pizza
Figs, prosciutto, arugula, blue cheese, mozzarella, mascarpone, garlic, scallions, salt, pepper
Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni, mozzarella and San Marzano pizza sauce
Margherita Pizza
Mozzarella, basil, garlic olive oil and San Marzano pizza sauce
Cheese Pizza
Mozzarella and San Marzano pizza sauce
Shepherd's Pie
topped with mashed potatoes, Piedmontese beef, onion, carrot, mushrooms, peas, celery & herbs
Chicken Pot Pie
topped with our housemade biscuit, Chicken, carrots, fennel, celery, peas, potatoes, onion and creamy herb sauce
Carolina Pulled Pork
Roasted pork, BBQ sauce and tangy coleslaw on our sesame seed bun
'Grown Up' Mac & Cheese
Creamy mac & cheese with applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, Parmesan, parsley and lemon zest breadcrumbs
Uptown Burger*
with side of fries, Angus beef, onions, mushrooms and porcini steak sauce on our sesame seed bun
Patty Melt*
served with potato salad and a pickle spear, Angus beef, Swiss, bacon, onion, pickles, Russian dressing and Parmesan on our sourdough
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Chicken breast, Frank's RedHot, tomato, onion, lettuce and blue cheese dressing on our focaccia
Park Burger*
with side of fries, Angus beef, burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles on our sesame seed bun
Mahi-Mahi Fish Sandwich
with fries & a pickle spear, Grilled mahi-mahi, lettuce, Cuban dressing and coleslaw on our sesame seed bun
Black Bean Burger
with side of fries, Black bean burger, pepper jack, chipotle BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickle & onion on our sesame seed bun
Classic Pastrami Reuben
with potato salad & a pickle spear, Pastrami, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and Swiss on our dark rye
Baja Fish Tacos
Grilled mahi-mahi, mango pico de gallo, Cuban sauce, lettuce & cabbage on flour tortillas
Grilled Quesadilla
with side green salad, Cheddar jack, cilantro, scallions and roasted poblano peppers in a flour tortilla, served with sour cream and Cabo sauce
Mahi-Mahi Fish & Chips
with tartar sauce and lemon
Sponsored by: Elephants Delicatessen

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Cheese and charcuterie
1. Cheese and charcuterie
" Great choice of fine cheeses and salamis."
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2. Something for everyone
2. Something for everyone
" Unreal variety and quality."
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3. Soups!
3. Soups!
" The tomato-orange soup is particularly astonishing."
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Reminiscent of an old-world épicerie or European market, Elephants Delicatessen at NW 22nd is Portland’s treasured destination for specialty foods and warm hospitality.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Soups, Deli
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would recommend for a pleasant and quick bistro lunch or coffee and treats . Just around the corner from Nordstroms. Very popular and in turn very busy. Lots of take out. Seating was tight but we were ok with it. If weather had been...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sherrymac
ElephantsDeli, Owner at Elephants Delicatessen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We appreciate you stopping by and we hope to see you in again soon.

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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We always stop here to grab the amazing cheese twists and other snacks. This time however we also tried the shrimp tacos and quesadilla. Both were amazing and can be eaten there or taken back to your hotel. Also I can’t say enough about the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tac0matraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a coffee and pastry. Place is cute, employee's very friendly and the atmosphere was fun! Coffee was excellent and the pastry and cookie we had were fresh and oh so tasty. A great little place, and a pleasant find.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank thebrigans
ElephantsDeli, Owner at Elephants Delicatessen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We appreciate you stopping by and we hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed February 28, 2019

I'm a native Oregonian, but Portland has never been one of my haunts. Luckily my brother-in-law is and always has a great place for breakfast lunch or dinner. In this case you could have all three depending on the time of day you are there...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

I've been there a few times. The first time I went I Loved it. The next, not so much. Every time after I found what to order and it was good. They have a huge selection of different kinds and types of foods - From...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kaemicha
Reviewed January 1, 2019

We walked about 30 mins to get to this deli. the pastrami sandwich was tough and a bit too greasy. It also took a long time to make. I'm from the east coast, so maybe I have high expectations. The gentlemen working the bar were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine L
Reviewed November 24, 2018

When our family of eight needed to get some dinner on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, we chose Elephants Deli. We had been there last year, and as usual the food and the staff made our eating experience a positive one! Becuase of the group...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank POLO47
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We kind of stumbled upon this deli and boy are we glad we did. It has different stations you can go to to get a wide variety of delicious foods. I couldn't choose! A pizza station, a sandwich station, a entre' station, a drink station,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Grabbed quick takeout after shopping for granite countertops in the NW Industrial district; happy to find free parking spot in the deli's lot around 1 PM. My sister had a generous egg salad sandwich that she later shared with her spouse at home; as a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jolagitane
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I love this deli - it has great food, both to eat in or to purchase to take home. The prepared foods are excellent, the breads are excellent and the wine selection is small but very high quality and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
I too saw plenty of vegan options, plus there are clerks at the deli counters to steer you towards vegan options for takeaway items.
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