About Our Name
Philoxenia means ''Hospitality''
We offer many more appetizers than you would normally find on a
menu. On the island of Crete friends will gather at an Estiatorio
or Taverna and enjoy long evenings of shared appetizers, wine
and conversation... lingering over the freshness. We invite you to embrace this amicable custom while we hand make each dish to order.
We believe that great food can only
come from great ingredients. Whenever available, we serve fresh
organic vegetables. All the meat we serve is raised respectfully
without hormones: Oregon Painted Hills beef, Carlton pork, Draper
Valley free range chickens and new Zealand lambs. The olive oil we use is a very fine,
first pressing 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 healthful cooking heritage with you.
Private Events and Engagements
We offer private banquets for up to 75 people at either location for weddings, birthdays, holiday parties, corporate or other special events, as well as off-site catering to make your next event special. Please call us at 503-227-2158 to enquire today!
Executive Chef: Eleni Touhouliotis
Philoxenia Chef de Cuisine: Rodney Mann
Going out to enjoy a relaxing evening should never be left to chance. Although we always will do our best to accomodate walk-ins, we suggest calling us to make your reservation today.
Philoxenia reservations: 503-227-2158