elenis restaurant
Philoxenia - Pearl: 112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209   Dinner: 5PM-10PM, TUE-SUN   503-227-2158
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MENU - PHILOXENIA RESTAURANT in THE PEARL

Our Menu
We offer many appetizers on our menu. On the island of Crete, friends gather at an Estiatorio or Taverna and enjoy long evenings sharing appetizers, wine and conversation; lingering over the freshness. We invite you to sit and embrace this amicable custom while we hand make each dish to order.

Our Ingredients
We believe that great food can only come from quality ingredients. Whenever available, we serve fresh, organic vegetables. All of our meats are raised respectfully without hormones: Oregon Cascade Natural Beef, Draper Valley Free Range Chickens, and New Zealand Lambs. The olive oil used is a very fine first press from the island of Crete.

To Your Health
A study of diets of the world reported in Scientific American concluded that the diet of Crete, with its emphasis on fresh vegetables, olive oil and small amounts of meat, is the healthiest diet on Earth. Eleni's is pleased to share this healthy cooking heritage with you.

Our Nightly Specials
Your server has details and pairings for this evening's featured entrées. We take pride in preparing all of our dishes fresh and from scratch each day. The availability varies according to season, selection and quality. We are happy to prepare your meal vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free whenever possible. Ask your server for details.

Catering and Private Parties
Eleni's also offers catering services, corporate buyouts and private party rentals. Please see server for details.


MEZEDES
(small plates)
LAHANIKA | VEGETABLES

ELIES DIAPHORES ME PITA 8
A succulent bowl of mixed olives, fresh tomatoes, and feta cheese served with grilled pita bread and olive oil.

DOLMATHAKIA 9
Homemade stuffed grape leaves. Served with Tzatziki.

GIGANDES 9
Ask your sever about daily variations on our vegetarian Lima Beans special.

MANITARIA 10
Seasonal selection of mushrooms sautéed in olive oil with garlic and fresh herbs.

PANTZARIA ME SKORDALIA 10
Creamy Yukon Gold potato and garlic purée with roasted beets, dill, and green onions.

HORTA ME SKORTHO 8
Sautéed Laciento Kale. Lightly spiced with roasted garlic and fresh lemon juice.

SPANAKI ME STAFITHES KAI KOUKOUNARIA 8
Spinach sautéed with onions, golden raisins and pine nuts; finished with fresh lemon and olive oil.

SPANACORIZO 8
Spinach and Kale sautéed with onions, dill and rice; finished with fresh lemon and olive oil.

MELITZANES
ROASTED EGGPLANT STUFFED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF:
  YEMISTES Seasonal vegetables, kasseri and feta 10
  PAPOUTZAKIA Spiced ground beef 11

MAKARONIA | PASTA

CRETAN RISOTTO IS AVAILABLE AS A GLUTEN-FREE OPTION

SPAGHETTI WITH YOUR CHOICE OF:
  ME KIMA 14
  Spiced ground beef with marinara.

  ME SOUTZOUKAKIA 14
  Greek meatballs with marinara.

  ME MIZITHRA 12
  Olives, capers, feta, mizithra, basil

LINGUINI WITH YOUR CHOICE OF:
  KOUKOUNARIA 13
  Walnuts, pinenuts, garlic, feta, dill

  STEAMED CLAMS 13
  Tomatoes, capers, garlic, ouzo & butter

MANITARIA MANESTRA 14
Seasonal mushrooms sautéed in olive oil with garlic and fresh herbs over orzo pasta.

MAKARONIA ME ARNI KOKONISTO 15
Braised lamb with tomatoes, herbs and white wine. Served over orzo pasta.

MAKARONIA ME CRÉME SPANAKI 13
Fusilli pasta with spinach, tomatoes and mixed olives, in a creamy Greek cheese sauce.

MAKARONIA ME GARITHES CHANIA 15
Wild Prawns served with fusilli pasta in a creamy feta sauce with spinach, zucchini, and fresh herbs.

MAKARONIA ME GARITHES BASILICO 15
Wild Prawns with basil, ouzo, garlic & feta over orzo.


TYRI ME MEZETHES
(small plates)
CHEESES and SPREADS


Dips – your choice of one 7
  REVITHIA - Puréed garbanzo beans.

  TZATZIKI - Greek yogurt.

  KTIPITI – Whipped feta with chili flakes.

  MELITZANES - Eggplant dip.

Combination Platter—All Dips 15
Served with grilled pita bread and vegetables.

SAGANAKI 10
Kefalograviera cheese lightly dredged in flour, pan-fried in olive oil and served in flaming cognac; extinguished with fresh lemon. (Can be prepared gluten free)

FETA FILO 10
Feta cheese baked in filo dough with ouzo and drizzled with honey

SALATES | SALADS

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All of our salads are dressed to order with salt, pepper, olive oil, oregano, garlic, and balsamic vinegar unless otherwise noted. Please inform your server if you would like feta or kasseri cheese on your salad.


HORIATIKI SALATA 12
Tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, capers, green onion, mixed olives, roasted garlic and feta. Dressed in house vinaigrette.

KRITIKIA SALATA 12
Green and red leaf lettuce with tomatoes, English cucumber, peppers, seasonal fruit, mushrooms, onions and currants. Dressed in honey balsamic vinaigrette.

LAHANO SALATA 12
Thinly sliced cabbage with shaved fennel, toasted almonds and lemon smoked paprika dressing.

PANTZARIA SALATA 12
Roasted beets, seasonal greens, seasonal fruit, dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette.

MINOAN SALATA 12
Eleni's Seasonal Garden Salad tossed with mixed nuts and dressed in a lemon vinaigrette.

MEZEDES
(small plates)
KREATIKA | MEATS

SOUTZOUKAKIA 12
Cascade Natural ground beef meatballs.

ARNI 13
Grilled lamb served over seasonal vegetables.

THALASSINA | SEAFOOD

SCHARA 12
Grilled calamari finished with fresh lemon, olive oil and ground pepper.

MITHIA CHANIA 11
Mussels steamed in a spicy broth with feta, capers and fresh tomatoes finished with harissa and butter.

STEAMED CLAMS IN OUZO 11
Steamed clams in a spicy broth with tomatoes, capers and garlic finished with harissa and butter.

GARITHES - Wild Prawns sautéed with your choice of:

  Me Skortho - Olive Oil, Garlic, Lemon & Sherry. 12
  Me Koukounaria -Basil, Garlic, Pinenut, tomato, Feta. 13
  Me Manitaria - Seasonal Mushrooms Herbs, Spinach. 13
  Me SPanicorizo - Spinach, Dill & Rice. 13

KYRIA PIATA | ENTREES

-SPECIALTIES-

Your server will provide you with the details, availability and pairings of our seasonal entrée specials and sides

KOUNELI STIFATHO (RABBIT) 28
RACK OF LAMB (Market Price)
BRAISED LAMB SHANK 17
FISH SPECIAL 28

ARNI ME FILO 14
Braised Kokonisto style lamb and Greek cheeses wrapped in filo dough, topped with seasonal vegetables and baked to perfection.

MOUSSAKA (VEGETARIAN OR MEAT) 12(VEG)/14(MEAT)
Traditional eggplant casserole.

TOU PSARA 28
Clams, mussels, prawns and calamari in a spicy white wine broth over arborio rice.

SPECIALTIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR HAPPY HOUR.

DESSERTS

BAKLAVA  8
Filo dough pastry, layered with pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts.

RICE PUDDING   8
Spiced with Cinnamon.

CRÉME CARAMEL  7
Greek custard.

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE  8
Topped with homemade whipped cream and berry preserves.



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Eleni's Philoxenia - Pearl District
112 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503-227-2158

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