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“FABULOUS” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flying Elephants at Fox Tower

Flying Elephants at Fox Tower
Ranked #297 of 4,238 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $10
Cuisines: American, Soups, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: 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.
Kirkwood, Missouri
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“FABULOUS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Organic homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, tea and sweets. Only a few tables, but it's great to get food to go and eat it right outside in Pioneer Square. Tomato orange soup was absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Visited October 2011
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Doha, Qatar
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Happy Excellence and Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

This review is of the Flying Elephant branch in the Portland Airport, visited twice in one week -- we went back not only because of the great food, service, and value; several places offer that. But the Flying Elephant staff is uniformly happy to work there, friendly beyond the standard "hi, how are you" phrase, and knowledgeable about their product and willing to express an intelligent opinion about the food. I even overheard the dishwasher happily commenting to a colleague how many dishes he had washed that shift. The soups are home-made and well-flavored, and the 3 beers on tap are fresh and delicious microbrews (I sampled two of them). It's a deli, not a full-service restaurant; but this is worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Choices for everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2011

No matter what you are craving these people have it. Sandwiches, salad, beverages, sweets and other hot foods. Soups are good, the pulled pork sandwich is super yum. They also have a few little quirky things like greeting cards the likes of which I had never seen, they are just a little off...just like me.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Khayes0419
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Montgomery, Alabama
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect downtown lunch spot.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

Ran over for a quick lunch between sessions of a conference at the Hilton around the corner. Awesome mac & cheese. In and out in 90 seconds. So good I came back a second time a few days later and grabbed a sandwich from their PDX location for the flight home. Do yourself a favor and try it.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ClintDEsq
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California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best soup and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2010

Local's favorite. Signature soup Mama Leone's was the best. I ate here three times. Breakfast choices were large portions of vegetarian and meat frittatas, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, true NY style bagels, plenty of pastries.
Fresh fresh fresh salads (I got hooked on the chop chop salad).
Wine and beer selections with a happy hour. Great coffee and tea.
Very friendly staff at both downtown and airport locations.
Coffee house family vibe.

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