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TeaandCheese PairingwithSmith Teamaker

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A briny blue cheese with a smoky black tea? A fresh chevre with a fruity hibiscus blend? Turn over a new leaf and try pairing your favorite cheese with a cup of tea. Here are six sensational pairings, selected by Elephants cheese buyer Chris Remy and master tea maker Steven Smith of Smith Teamaker. Mt.…

FromtheHerd: Our Favorite Things

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Elephants is known for food. And our flagship location is jam-packed with glorious specialty foods. But our employees are truly what make Elephants unique and they are passionate about what we make and sell. You could say we have specialty employees.   Here, some of our NW 22nd team members share their favorites: Frankie Breaid…

The Sweet Spot

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Just as our food is made from scratch, our baked goods are packaged by hand. That’s where Michelle Mata comes in: She is responsible for packaging our cookies, candies, and other baked goods. She works magic in “the cookie and ribbon room” (yes, such a magical place exists!). She lovingly creates the beautiful, ribbon-festooned packages…

A New Elephant Takes Flight

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Keep your eyes on the skies in October! We will be sending our Elephant signal into the air to announce our new location, Flying Elephants at South Waterfront. It won’t be an elebird or a pachyderm plane, but it will be flying high. Located in the newly built Collaborative Life Sciences Building, the newest addition…

PDX Beer Week

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Portland Beer Week is upon us, and we’re kicking it off right by making every hour Happy Hour at NW 22nd Avenue. That’s right! From June 5th through the 15th all draft pints are $3.50 every day, all day. And if that doesn’t put a cheesy grin on your face, then perhaps… CHEESE will! Free…

Ancient Heritage Cheesemaker Dinner

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Thursday, MAY 29th • 6:30-9:00pm Enjoy Ancient Heritage Cheeses in a five-course dinner with wine pairings, prepared by Executive Chef Scott Weaver with special guest Emily Morgan of Ancient Heritage Dairy.  Appetizer: Adelle Cheese Pizza with Pear Conserve paired with Capitello Brut Sparkling Soup: Minestra de FarRo Lucchese withHannah Reserve Cheese paired with COR ‘Alba’ GewurZtraminer Pinot Gris Salad: Panzanella…

Celebrate Your Graduate!

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It's the loveliest of seasons again... Spring is in full bloom, Portlanders are venturing out into the sunshine, and hard working students are preparing for graduation. With so much to celebrate we think it's the perfect time to plan a party! The Elephants Herd knows a thing or two about throwing a great party. Combine…

Owen Roe Winemaker’s Dinner

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February's wine dinner was such a pleasure. We made new friends and welcomed familiar faces. Nick really loved sharing his wine knowledge, and we helped celebrate a birthday! Thank you to all of our guests for an evening of warmth and merriment. This month we are excited to welcome the always knowledgable and hillarious Garret…

Refreshing Additions at NW 22nd

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We have a number of new beverages on the wall at our NW 22nd location that we'd love to share. If you're looking for a thirst quenching pick-me-up, expand your palate with one of these unique new selections! Fentimans Botanical Sodas Fentimans is a tasty elixir maker out of the UK. They use botanicals and…

Howdy Neighbors!

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Our Neighborhood Party at Corbett was a great success! We had such a wonderful time meeting our neighbors, sharing stories and enjoying free concessions from some great vendors. A special thanks to PDX Wine, Zancanella Imports, & Anam Cara for their top-notch wine tastings; Oregon Natural Beef for their sustainable burgers; 444 Beverages for their specialty chai tea; and Ron Hughes for…

Spanish Wine & Paella Dinner

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Join us Thursday, January 23rd, at 6:30pm for a special dinner featuring the food & wine of Spain. Executive Chef Scott Weaver’s will be making his famous Paella right in the Garden Room, with Spanish wines presented by Store Director Nick Doughty. Seating is very limited, so call 503.299.6304 and make your reservations today!  Menu…

Cozy UpwithCocoaandCandles

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As our days of holiday indulgence wind down, there’s nothing sweeter than donning your new Christmas sweater, lighting a few candles and sipping on some of the finest hot chocolate around. In our quest to brighten Winter nights we’re taking 20% off all candles today through December 31st! We’ve also asked Marge, our gift guru, about…

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