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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. Energy, consisting of electricity and natural gas, accounts for 80% of our company’s emissions.

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.


Looking to reduce your energy use? Here are 5 ways to get started.

The true cost of a sandwich

Ever wonder what goes into the cost of a sandwich at Elephants Delicatessen? Every bite supports our employees and the local business community.



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.

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impact Report

This just in! Read our 2023 Impact Report.

CEO and executive chef Anne and Scott Weaver winning the good neighbors award

Restaurant Neighbor Award

This award is presented by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and American Express to recognize restaurants that make their communities better places to live and work.



Real Leaders Top Impact Companies


Best Caterer - Willamette Week Best of Portland Awards


Best Deli - Willamette Week Best of Portland Awards

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