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Eleni's Philoxenia

112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
+1 503-227-2158
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 1/2 hours between plays at the Armory and had made reservations for 10 here based on location and its many good reviews. It certainly lived up to them. Appetizers, salad; delicious. Prawns in olive oil were very good. I had arni (lamb)...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I recently got together with some female friends for a happy hour at Eleni's. Soon after we arrived, the owner asked if we were in a hurry. We said no, because we weren't, but regretted our answer i the end. She took us seriously! We...More

Thank PJMS_11
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Enjoy Eleni's for its outstanding, genuine home-cooked Greek dishes, in the Crete style... but not necessarily for the service. Our moussaka was among the very best we've ever experienced, clearly a painstakingly-prepared recipe that rewards diners with rich, fresh flavors. Our grilled (not fried) calamari...More

Thank Projournalist
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Wonderful non pretentious pace Great house wine red and white, fresh ingredients and recipes from Eleni herself. Never had a bad meal or even a mediocre one here

Thank hAAydon
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was there with a large group. We had many different dishes and they were all outstanding! The flaming cheese was perfect for our celebration. We also had dolmas, beet salad, a bean dish, lamb shank, meatballs, moussaka, and baklava. All were tasty, beautifully prepared,...More

Thank cymbidian
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Delicious food in this restaurant but the portions are a bit on the small side by American standards! Most of the staff were friendly and helpful but Eleni herself was a little "cool" although in fairness she was rather busy. We would have no problem...More

Thank MikeandWendy01
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Tried Greek wine. Lamb was great, as were meatballs. Assorted dips were good. We sat at the bar and had good conversations with staff and guests. Just a very relaxed place, clean and shows the personal attention of the owner who was supervising the staff.

Thank L Frank
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

with her wonderful personality and her obvious love for her flavorful creations. We were a group of seven and did not know what to order. We asked Eleni to take care of us and she did. She brought out a 9 course tasting menu carefully...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visited Eleni's for the first time with friends. Dispute the noise level (which was high and it was a week night), we had a delightful time and the food was unusual and quite good. Our waiter was from Crete and brought a special touch, especially...More

Thank margaretcov
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went to Eleni's Philoxenia at 5PM on a Sunday evening, and were the first customers of the day. By 6PM the restaurant was 3/4 full. We were early, but it is obvious that the place is not a secret! There are good reasons for...More

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Billii A
15 September 2016|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in
Jackie A
19 March 2015|
Response from secluded | Reviewed this property |
I've only seen the front dining room, so don't know if there's another space in the restaurant for dancing. You should call and ask them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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