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hand in hand, making a difference in our communities

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    (amount raised for local efforts)

  • Children’s Cancer Association (CCA)

    In 2011, Elmer’s Restaurants joined the Children’s Cancer Association Hearts of Joy campaign. We were inspired by the work the CCA does to support and embrace local families with seriously ill children. The Hearts of Joy campaign is supported at our 10 Portland-area restaurants beginning in January and ending on Valentine’s Day. Through the generosity of our Guests and team members, along with our company match, we have raised $128,068 for the CCA in the last 5 years. Please join us for the 2016 campaign - January 11, 2016 thru February 14, 2016 to purchase a $1 ... read more

    The Elmer’s Experience

    Introducing our latest commercial, "The Elmer's Experience". We'd like to thank all of our Guests who uploaded their fun photos using #iheartelmers and we're excited that you allowed us to feature them in our commercial. Additionally, thank you to everyone who has given us feedback on sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor. We love hearing from you! Watch it in our "latest video" section.

    2014 Bronze Telly Award

    We are very excited to announce our latest TV Commercial "Elmer's Family Photo Album" has won a 2013 Bronze Telly Award. The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Thank you to all of our Guests who uploaded their fun photos to Instagram and Facebook using #iheartelmers while dining at Elmer's. Keep them coming- you could be featured in our upcoming "Elmer's Experience" Commercial! (with your permission, of c... read more

    Portland Rose Festival

    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 $70,902 for the Rose Festival Foundation. Our feature Rose Meals include our Strawberry-Apple Poppyseed Salad, Fresh Fruit Waffle and Fresh Strawberry ... read more

    Welcome to the Elmer’s Family

    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