Eleni’s Philoxenia

Location -
112 N.W. Ninth Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Neighborhood - Pearl District

Categories - Greek

Features - Gluten Free Options, Near Portland Streetcar, Vegan Options

When Eleni Touhouliotis left the island of Crete in 1974 for the United States, she brought with her a Greek cookbook one of her cousins wrote. She worked in a few cafes and saved her money until finally opening her own Greek restaurant in the Sellwood area six years ago. Then she opened a second one, Eleni’s Philoxenia. In this dimly lit and intimate atmosphere, she prepares Cretian-style food with an abundance of olive oil, garlic and fresh vegetables.