Founded in 1960 by Walt and Dorothy Elmer under its original name, Elmer’s Colonial Pancake House, our values have always been to provide quality food ingredients, gracious service and the clean surroundings that make you feel at home. Walt, Dorothy and their three sons worked hard to bring home-style cooking to those of us lucky enough to live in the Northwest! Elmer’s Restaurants began with breakfast… and rumor has it that Walt Elmer kept the original pancake batter recipe locked in his safe. Even as the menu changed over the years, we still use Walt’s original... read more
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The National Restaurant Association created the Restaurant Neighbor Award to help honor restaurants in the field of outstanding community service and involvement. In 2013, Southern Oregon Elmer's received this award for the positive contributions that were made in our local communities.
With its beginnings in the early 1900s in downtown Portland, Oregon, as Boyd’s Coffee, Tea and Spice Company, Boyd Coffee Company is a true, family-owned local Northwest company. Boyd's re-partnered with us in early 2008 by aligning with Elmer’s Northwest Fresh philosophy: the desire to bring the best quality Northwest products to our guests. Great coffee is a product of dedication, experience and skill. For more than a century, this has been the passion and commitment of four generations of coffee stewardship by Boyd Coffee Company. To learn more about Boyd Coffee C... read more
Our #1 selling product is bacon, so you bet we’ll only go with the BEST! Daily’s Premium Meats, a division of Seaboard Foods, guarantees 100% satisfaction. Born in 1893 in Missoula, Montana, Daily’s has built a reputation as a premium supplier of processed meats. Using Seaboard Foods Quality Circle, Daily’s incorporates 11 quality control points to deliver only the finest pork products. We appreciate their dedication to quality! To learn more about Daily's Premium Meats, visit ww... read more
Our award winning Rose Meal program supports the Portland Rose Festival Foundation and the work they do to keep the 100+ year old Portland tradition alive. Each year, in May and June the Elmer’s menu features seasonal menu entrées identified as Rose Meals. For each Rose Meal purchased by a Guest, we donate $1 to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation. Since our Rose Meal program began in 2010, together we have raised $55,969 for the Rose Festival Foundation. Past featured Rose Meals have included our Strawberry-Apple Poppyseed Salad, Fresh Fruit Waffle and Chocolate... read more