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Proud to be a b corporation

While there has been a lot of change, we remain committed to the values that we established in 1979: Serving great local foods from scratch and delivering an amazing dining experience to our guests while operating as a sustainable business in our community.

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Our Climate Action Promise

We’re committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2030. Here’s how:

1. Reduce electricity and natural gas use by 25%.

2. Continue Energy Trust’s Strategic Energy Management (SEM) program.

3. Convert 90% of light fixtures to LED.

4. Replace natural gas equipment with electricity-powered alternatives.

5. Assess new equipment for future energy draw.

6. Purchase renewable energy certificates equal to 100% electricity and natural gas use.

Sustainability Report

Elephants is proud to be a B-Corp. Read how dedicated we are to reducing our footprint and using business as a force for good.


2011, 2017, 2021, 2022

Oregon Business Magazine‘s “100 Best Green Companies” Award


National Restaurant Association’s Good Neighbor Award

2018, 2019

B Corporation Best for the World Changemakers Honoree


Certified B Corporation Inclusion & Diversity Challenge Honoree

2015, 2019

The Oregonian’s Oregon’s Top Workplaces

2019, 2020

Real Leaders Top 100 Impact Companies


Sustainable Business Oregon: Innovation Award for Small Businesses


The City of Portland’s Climate Champion Award (we were the third Portland-area business to receive this award)


Energy Star Award for Small Business