Altabira City Tavern

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$30 and under
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American

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All Patio and Bar seating is available on a first come first served basis only. Reservation are available in the Dining Room.
Situated on the top floor of the Hotel Eastlund, Altabira City Tavern is an American beer-centric restaurant and bar by Portland chef/restaurateur, David Machado. The restaurant is perched high above Portland’s fast-growing Lloyd District on the city’s East Side. With sweeping views of downtown, Altabira City Tavern offers smart pairings of food and drink in a modern yet casual setting. Altabira features 16 tap handles of local craft beers, plus select European and Northwest wines and locally distilled spirits. Altabira’s dining room seats 50, the spacious rectangular bar seats 34. A gorgeous patio — with windbreaks, heaters and fire pits — accommodates 100. Five stunning private dining and meeting rooms — including the 3,400 square foot Cosmopolitan Grand Ballroom— feature floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The setting and the food as well as the service were excellent, however it took us a half hour to find parking on the street as the hotel did not have room for us to park. Even thought I called to say we were trying to park, I came home after dinner to find a message from the restaurant saying I had been a no show! The person greeting us was at the best unfriendly (the person with me thought she was rude) but the server was cheerful and quick even though she had a large table to cover as well as two additional tables. IF one could park without a problem I would return, but I probably won't because of the hassle we had and the unpleasant welcome once we got to the restaurant.

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place to eat! Reserving a table really improves the experience. My wife and I went before a blazer game, the place was noisy (not a problem for us). My grandparents wouldn’t have been able to hear. Great service and the food was good! My wife and I both ordered a steak... mine was about half the size, beware the portions are on the smaller end. The food presented well and tasted good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Drinks were slow in coming, got my drink wrong once. Food was hit or miss, mine was great but I tasted others meals and they were just ok.

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Catt
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. We like to take advantage of Portland Dining Month to try out new places. This was fantastic!

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Sonya
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went for the restaurant dining month special, it was good but maybe a little underwhelming. So I wonder if their regular menu would have wowed me more.

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vipKathyL
Atlanta
87 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views and a lovely ambiance. The entrees were just okay. The mussels were really good as was the chocolate peanut butter dessert.

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MichaelR
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It's always nice to know you can rely on a restaurant to be excellent when entertaining friends. Altabira is always the best.

MJ
ManuelJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My wife and I love this place! Because we reserved with open table, we were unable to sit in the bar and enjoy there happy hour. They refused to accommodate us because of the way we reserved our table. The restuarant was not full and the bar was 1/2 empty. This was lame. I will never use the app again because of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight! Got a great table!

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to go before an event at the convention center. Food was a little over priced. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in a cool spot! Perfect place for Valentines Day

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skooch
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great dinner, and good drinks while enjoying the beautiful view of the city. It was a busy night, and we had plenty of time to talk while we waited to place our food order. I think our server was just very busy, and didn't intend on making us wait. Other than that it was a fantastic experience.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on Valentines Day. We were seated early for our reservation. Service was quick and friendly. Food was excellent.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Their lunch menu and value is pretty decent but going here on Valentine's Day was a huge mistake.

Terrible value.

If you're going to advertise a Wagyu Steak, don't bloody marinate the thing so it comes out looking like a pot-roast made in a slow cooker.

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vipLonerunner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The dining section wasn't what I expected.....thought it would be a little bit more separated from the bar area. Not what I had in mind for Valentine's dinner. Kayla, our server, was wonderful, friendly and attentive. Food was good. We would definitely keep it in our rotation for a more casual dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Will not recommend any more for business or personal. Server was great but that is all. Parking and staff at the hotel reception was terrible .

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CaseyN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Hotel Eastlund and frequented Altabira three times. Excellent food and service.

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vipPatriciaO
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was very well flavored,, but lukewarm.

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vipPghdiner
Pittsburgh
98 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Altabira City Tavern last week. We visited our son in Portland OR and everything was perfect. We had the primo corner table with a view of the city. Our server, Rachel was so personable and efficient. Our dinners were excellent- lobster dumplings, Lamb Ragu bolognese pasta and Black Cod. This is really a great restaurant and a wonderful reason to stay in the Hotel Eastlund.

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vipMichaelD
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the city and a cool outside patio. Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s great food, great service, great setting and ambience.

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WilliamR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service and a million dollar view at a fair price.

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vipJonF
London
99 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was satisfactory......good but no longer very good to great....the portions are smaller and the Wagu steak was way over marinated/seasoned....something one does with a tough cheaper cut of beef! It was not that busy but we had to wait a long time for service!?? We will return but not as often .

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SelenaT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service could be better. The food had interesting concepts but the delivery wasn’t there. Overall, it was overpriced for the quality and delivery.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing here and the atmosphere even when it’s raining is wonderful. Highly recommend!

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blazerfan
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The happy hour menu food was fine and the service was great. The meal in the dining room was not so good. may return for happy hour someday, but definitely not the dinner menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely service and delicious food!

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vipgregoryc
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was good. Food was good. Drinks were good. Everything was good but not great. Overall it was a nice experience.

LH
vipLoriH
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great views, very clean and wait staff were very attentive.

LS
LauraS
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Our waiter was inattentive with us - never once asked how the meal was - and at one point tossed the menus on the table so we could preview dessert options as he rushed off to another table. All the staff seemed rushed and were very impersonal. The salad we shared was delicious. We ordered 2 of the dinner specials: pan seared salmon. Both of us agreed that the meal was not worth the hefty $30 price per plate. The salmon was fishy tasting and did not pair well with the other flavors - like cranberry - on the plate. Very disappointing service, meal, and overall experience.

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silverfilings
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

While I did like the view, our server was awful. Very inattentive. Took forever for him to greet me. Didn't ask if I wanted an alternative to the drink they didn't have. He never picked up our bill. Had to ask another waitstaff to run our cards. That person WAS nice.
Pretentious and lackluster...

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Ssss
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The view is amazing, the food was fine and so was the service. But the NOISE!! It was painfully loud. I was looking forward to a good visit, but it was impossible.

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BarryB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere with friendly service. Knowledgeable bar staff regarding the beers on tap.

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vipTravis
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations for two but we were 15 minutes late due to bad traffic. When we checked in with the host, it was no problem! He seated us right away even though the place was crowded. We were surprised when our waitress turned out to be someone we knew. Food and drinks came relatively quickly and we had a good experience.

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AmyW
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went with a party of 8. Service was terrific. Views were terrific. Food was good. Only complaint is our 1 GF person had a very hard time being accommodated. I was hoping to come back next month with the same group but she veto'd it. Too bad. Otherwise, highly recommended!

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vipDotdel
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

French fries as an appetizer were not very good. We think we got the remains of batch not nice cut fries. Otherwise food was fine.

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seanc
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fun place. Pretty busy usually and was again last Friday night, but our server was so excellent. Dude was attentive and helpful and helped make my daughter’s belated birthday night special. Food was solid and drinks exceptional.

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Meal
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had prior reservations to arriving. Due to MODA popular concert, the tavern was packed. They tried to seat my party of 2 & had some delay in doing so. They should have had more wait staff as once seated it took 20 minutes to get our initial drink order. Then another 10 min. to take our food order meaning we were already seated 30 min. before order taken. Because we observed orders were taking an extraordinary amount of delivery time, we ordered soup and salad. That took another 20 minutes to delivery rushing us to meet our concert time.
Food and drinks generally excellent, as is their Happy Hour. Volume is not generally as crowded but mgmt should anticipate and plan staff both wait and kitchen prep accordingly.

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beachgal
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tavern was fantastic! The food was marvelous! It did seem a bit short staffed because it took too long to get our drinks.

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beforetheater
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff Will go back Will tell friends

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