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Flying Elephants at Fox Tower


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sack or box lunches include paper service. All substitutions will be billed at a la carte prices. Most menu items can be modified for dietary needs. If you have dietary concerns, please call to discuss your options.
Sandwich Sack Lunch
Your tasty sandwich, petite chocolateolate chip & shortbread cookies, & 1oz sea salt kettle chips. Simply choose your sandwich.
Salad Sack Lunch
Your delicious entrée salad, petite chocolateolate chip & shortbread cookies, & fresh baguette slice & butter. Simply choose your salad.
Sandwich Box Lunch
Your‎ tasty sandwich, petite chocolateolate chip & elephant shortbread cookies, 1oz sea salt kettle chips & fresh fruit salad. Simply choose your sandwich.
A la carte
Turkey, tillamook cheddar, tomato, leaf lettuce & mayo on our multigrain bread
Turkey Club
Turkey, bacon, swiss, leaf lettuce, tomato & mayo on our pugliese bread
Jambon et Fromage
Ham, swiss, butter & dijon on our ficelle
Toscano Salami
Salami,‎ fontina, roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts & mixed greens on our focaccia
Fresh mozzarella, basil & roasted tomatoes in olive oil & garlic on our focaccia
Shelly’s Vegan Wrap
Kale, sugar peas, cabbage, broccoli, hazelnuts, apple, grapes & stackhouse dressing in a tortilla
Egg Salad
Egg salad & leaf lettuce on our multigrain bread
Bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce & mayo on our English muffin bread
Albacore Tuna Salad
Albacore tuna, mayo, tomato, pickles & leaf lettuce on our multigrain bread
Baked from scratch daily
Petite Elephant Shortbreads
Available‎ by half dozen
Petite chocolateolate Chip Cookies
Available by half dozen
French Almond Macaroons
Available by half dozen
Coconut Macaroon
Plain‎ or chocolateolate, ½ dozen
Elephants Big Cookies
Please order day ahead chocolateolate chip, cowboy (oat chocolate chip), peanut butter or oatmeal raisin
A la carte
Chicken Caesar
Grilled chicken breast, romaine, croutons, lemon wedge, parmesan & our caesar dressing
Classic Cobb
Chicken breast, romaine, hard boiled egg, bleu cheese, bacon, tomato & our French vinaigrette
Chop Chop
Turkey, salami, provolone, romaine, olives, parmesan, tomato, garbanzos, scallions & our balsamic vinaigrette
Willamette Valley
Mixed greens, oregon hazelnuts, blue cheese, apples & grapes w/ our raspberry vinaigrette
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Chicken breast, frank’s hot sauce, blue cheese, romaine, celery, carrots & scallions w/ our blue cheese dressing
Wheat Free
Chop salad, 1oz kettle chips & seasonal treat
Shelly's wrap, 1 oz kettle chips & fresh fruit salad
Kale Slaw Side Salad
Kale, green onions, carrots, red cabbage & garbanzo beans w/ our vegan dressing
Quinoa & Black Bean Side Salad
Quinoa, black beans, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro & green onions w/ our smoky lime dressing
Spinach & Mixed Green Side Salad
Baby spinach, mixed greens, mushrooms, gruyere & bacon w/ our honey–mustard vinaigrette
Shelly's Vegan Side Salad
Willamette Valley Side Salad
House Side Salad
With our sherry vinaigrette
Fresh Fruit Side Salad
American Potato Salad
Goat Cheese Pistachio & Crostini
Apple & Caramel Snack
2 Oz
Sea Salt
NY Cheddar
Salt & Pepper
Sweet Onion
Backyard BBQ
Bottled Water or Soda
Coke,‎ diet coke, root beer, sprite, diet sprite
Sparkling Juice/Water
Honest Ade
Cranberry lemonade or pomegranate blue
Gold Peak Teas
Sweetened, un-sweetened, lemon or green
Steven Smith Iced Tea Gallon
Service for 16
Lemonade Gallon
Service for 16
Water Gallon
Service for 16
Stumptown Coffee or Decaf To Go
Service for 12
Hot Tea To Go
Service for 12, Steven Smith tea
Drop by Flying Elephants at Fox Tower for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Enjoy our outdoor seating overlooking Director Park. Browse our great selection of sassy gift cards, candy, wine & chocolates from around the globe.
$7 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
American, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Needed lunch and had time to waste and came upon this deli-restaurant. It was noon and very busy and not knowing what we wanted made us hurry thru the menu. . It was a chilly November day and something warm sounded good. Had a fantastic...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Denise M
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2017
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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank handsacross
Reviewed March 4, 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2017
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
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