We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eleni's Philoxenia

112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
+1 503-227-2158
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“saganaki” (9 reviews)
“baklava” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3304
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (87)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Although we enjoyed our meal we need to go back again with friends and order other dishes! We enjoyed what we ate-highlights were the Branzino, octopus, and Saganaki. This restaurant has been at this location for about 13 years and we just "discovered it". Nice...More

Thank richard g
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Eleni's is not so much like the tourist Greek food most Americans are familiar with, but lighter and more seasonal fare like on the Greek islands (specifically, Crete) - more of an emphasis on vegetables and seafood. Also making Eleni's like a trip to Crete...More

Thank BaddMonkey
Reviewed 19 May 2017

There are several fantastic dishes on the small plates menu--the mussels, the grilled calamari, and the Saganaki (Kefalograviera cheese lightly dredged in flour, pan-fried in olive oil and served in flaming cognac; extinguished with fresh lemon) being three of the best. The atmosphere is comfortable....More

Thank Rhonda R
Nearby Restaurants
Little Big Burger
211 reviews
.11 km away
Thai Peacock
190 reviews
.14 km away
Pearl Bakery
140 reviews
.03 km away
Sizzle Pie
272 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pearl District
899 reviews
.24 km away
Portland Center Stage at The Armory
141 reviews
.14 km away
Museum of Contemporary Craft
26 reviews
.14 km away
Blue Sky Gallery
6 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Billii A
15 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing