History of Elmerâ€™s â€“ A Family Experience
The first Elmerâ€™s Restaurant opened its doors in 1960. Located at N.E. 82nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon,.. read more this restaurant was the dream of Walt Elmer, a successful restaurant operator. Elmer ran the restaurant with the help up his family and a dedicated staff.
Hard work, loyalty and high standards brought success to Elmerâ€™s quickly.
In 1962 the next location was opened, and today there are 27 Elmerâ€™s restaurants in the Northwest.
In December 2000, Elmerâ€™s acquired five Mitzelsâ€™ American Kitchen restaurants in the Puget Sounds region of Washington state. With this acquisition, the company has solidified its place in the family dining market.
Make Yourself Comfortable
At Elmerâ€™s we want you to experience genuine hospitality through our welcoming, caring and cheerful service. Weâ€™ll make sure our restaurant feels warm, cozy and comfortable. We source fresh, local ingredients to prepare the variety of familiar dishes you love.
Elmerâ€™s Northwest Fresh Menu
As a local company, we celebrate the great Pacific Northwest by using locally fresh ingredients whenever possible. We celebrate each season with a new menu featuring dishes that emphasize whatâ€™s abundant and spectacular from our great Northwest. In the Spring, youâ€™ll find asparagus on your plate, or an explosion of marionberries; come Summer, the juicy watermelon and fresh blueberries will be calling your name; Winter brings us incredible seafood; Fall offers Walla Walla onions, sweet potatoes, and an abundance of Hazelnuts, just to name a few seasonal items right from our own backyard.
We donâ€™t just wait for the seasons to bring us local flavor. Even in the variety of dishes found on our core menu, youâ€™ll see Northwest Fresh elements in every category. Our burgers are made with Â˝ pound fresh Northwest beef patties; we offer choice prime rib and all-natural Flat Iron steaks, Dungeness crabmeat, Oregon hazelnuts, Washington State apples, Marionberries, Tillamook and Rogue Creamery cheeses.
We feature the best of what's in season.