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Christmas Ornaments

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If you’ve visited our flagship store on NW 22nd during the holidays, you may have noticed our dizzying assortment of Christmas ornaments. For most of us, decorating the Christmas tree is a tradition unto itself. It’s that time of year we gingerly unpack the family ornaments that have been passed down for generations. We carefully…

Howtocarve a turkey

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Time to carve the turkey? Where do you begin? What tools do you need? Our Executive Chef Scott Weaver talks you through the process. Give us a few minutes and you'll be ready to take on that bird with finesse. https://youtu.be/QDhTLVIdumo    

Manzanita: Nov. cheeseofthemonth

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Manzanita is a rare raw goat milk cheese from Grants Pass, Oregon. This semi-hard cheese is buttery, creamy, salty, and tangy with a bit of stone fruit flavor. It melts in your mouth! Good to know: A rare find at most US cheese shops. Oak Leaf Creamery is the only commercial producer of thistle rennet cheeses (yes,…

Recipe: Northern Exposure Cocktail

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Perfect as the weather gets colder, this maple-tinged autumn sipper will keep you warm watching the leaves fall or snuggle up with you next to the fire.   Northern Exposure Food & Beverage Manager Nicholas Doughty Elephants Delicatessen   Ingredients 2 ounces Crown Royal whiskey 1/4 ounce Drambuie 1 barspoon Runamok maple syrup 3 dashes…

Christmas Menu 2021

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Christmas ordering is now closed. Thanks for your support, and happy holidays! Curbside pickup and delivery available Thursday, December 23rd and Friday, December 24th, 10am–6pm*. Pickup from one of our locations below. Elephants Delicatessen 503.299.6304 | 115 NW 22nd Ave. Portland, OR 97210 Elephants on Corbett 503.937.1099 | 5221 S Corbett Ave. Portland, OR 97239 Elephants…

Hanukkah Menu 2021

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Our Hanukkah menu is available for pickup November 28th–December 1st. In-store pickup available at our NW 22nd location only. All orders must be placed by 11/22. Please call us directly at 503-299-6304 to order. Menu PDF Reheating Instructions   ENTRÉES Our entrées include reheating instructions, ready to heat at home. Beef Brisket Brisket Slow cooked in…

Cironé: October CheeseoftheMonth

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Cironé is an aged raw cow's milk cheese from Switzerland. Hard and crumbly with an unusually creamy finish. A perfect balance of sweet and savory. Good to know: This is still a rare find at most US cheese shops. Complex flavors include hints of tropical fruit and oven coffee. Cave aged in the Alps. Serving…

Thanksgiving Menu 2021

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Online ordering for Thanksgiving has officially ended. Thanks for getting your orders in early! Contact our NW 22nd, Corbett, or Kruse locations for last minute Thanksgiving food–we might have what you need! Curbside pickup and delivery available Tuesday, November 23rd and Wednesday, November 24th, 10am–6pm*. Pickup from one of our locations below. Elephants Delicatessen 503.299.6304 |…

Maia: September CheeseoftheMonth

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A soft, washed rind cow's milk cheese from Briar Rose Creamery in Dundee, Oregon. Custardy and fudgy texture with flavors of clotted cream, sweet corn, melon, and straw. Made with organic Ayrshire cow’s milk. Approx 1.5 pound wheels. Good to know: Gets softer and more luscious with age. Maia is a Greek/Italian earth goddess of…

Recipe: Rosé salad dressing

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A staff favorite, this versatile salad dressing is used on our seasonal house salad. Its gorgeous pink hue, creamy consistency, and tangy flavor make it ideal for a range of recipes. A great use for leftover rosé wine! We use vegan mayonnaise, but substitute what you use at home. Ingredients: 1 cup rosé wine 2…

Cacciocavallo: August CheeseoftheMonth

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The name means "cheese on horseback" for how the duos of gourd-shaped cheese are tied together by a rope and draped over a wooden board to drain and age. It is a mild but complex “pasta filate” (or stretched curd) cheese, like provolone or mozzarella. That means the curd is kneaded and stretched while it’s…

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Menus 2021

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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, are two of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. Along with these days comes a special menu of celebratory foods like crown challah, beef brisket, and apricot chicken. Our High Holidays menu is available for pickup during the following dates: Rosh Hashanah:…

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