Elmer’s Restaurant Opens in East Portland (on 181st)

Portland, OR (May 2, 2017) – A longtime Portland family tradition continues with the addition of Elmer’s Restaurant to the East Portland community. “We are very excited to be growing in the Portland area in order to serve more local families! Everything we do at Elmer’s is done to support our three word mission statement – Delight Our Guests,” said Jerry Scott, President/CEO.

The newest addition to the Elmer’s Restaurants, Inc. family is a conversion of the former Francis Xavier’s Restaurant on 181st & San Rafael (near Halsey). Francis Xavier’s was opened in 1999 by brothers Frank and Keith Gaudette, who both had previously worked for Elmer’s.

Led by Julie Jimenez, General Manager, and Armando Benitez, Kitchen Manager, all Francis Xavier’s team members were hired by Elmer’s because of their great personality and commitment to Guest service. The entire team did a fantastic job learning the Elmer’s menu and getting the restaurant ready for the re-opening!

Along with signage, the interior artwork has been updated to reflect all that is wonderful about the Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood scenic area. New carpet and booth upholstery will be installed soon, along with a new roof and siding later this Summer.

Elmer’s East Portland is located at 1933 NE 181st Ave, Portland, OR 97230. The restaurant will be open daily from 6:30am-9pm. Lounge open from 7am-10pm.