Altabira City Tavern

4.2
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$30 and under
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American
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to spend Christmas Eve with us at Altabira City Tavern! We will have our traditional menu on offer as well as Chef's specials of Prime Rib and Cedar Plank Salmon. Please note that we do close a bit early at 9pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us on New Years Eve! We will be offering our full dinner menu on this occasion, with specials from our Chef. We do require a credit card to hold this reservation. The card will not be charged unless you do not show up for the reservation. See you soon!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 448 People Are Saying
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LS
Portland
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
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.

S
Portland
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
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.

BB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Portland
21 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.

AW
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!

D
Portland
4 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.

s
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.

M
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.

b
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.

b
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff Will go back Will tell friends

JF
London
83 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very good and consistent food. My favorite server Heather is great. Reasonable corkage fees.

JT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good but it was pretty noisy to carry on conversation.

g
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

My steak was good and so were the Brussels sprouts. Potatoes were cold. Service was mostly MIA.

HS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Service was horrible

V
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and classy without having to dress up. The waiters were very respectful and accommodating.

EW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST Tuna Nicoise salad I've ever had. Beautiful ambience and fantastic server! I'll be back!

LH
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, food was good. The tables are close together, but you can have a conversation and not feel like you are yelling at each other. Would go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service interesting menu. A bit pricey

S
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Outstanding beer selection and truly excellent food. I had a wonderful time here. The place is quite loud - and I think maybe it is meant to be. The view was terrific. Service was good, not great. Overall, I give it a very high recommendation.

MR
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently a great spot to dine. I always know I can bring guests to Altabira and we will have an excellent experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Came here with 12 friends for my birthday. The service was good - they were ready right when we came in and sat us at a table with a nice view. It did somewhat feel like we were crammed into a corner of the restaurant, though. The food was sub-par. Not nearly as good as I’d expected...the flavors just weren’t there. Bland & unrefined. For this reason I won’t be coming back, there are many places with much better food in Portland. Expected more for the price. Drinks were delish.

L
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starters and entrees were impressive. We had a group of 5 with a cross section of both. Service was excellent and we are planning to come back.

AN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish from appetizer thru dessert was delicious... over the top delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Less than impressed. We had reservations as we were celebrating a birthday with friends from out of town. I had made a point to call in advance day of to arrange to have a bottle of champagne waiting at the table when we arrived. Since the restaurant didn’t open until 4pm, I left a message as the greeting instructed to do. When we arrived, our table was not ready which also meant, no champagne at the table. I had discreetly excused myself to notify the host to please have a bottle delivered. He told me price, which I hadn’t asked, I confirmed and 10 mins later our waiter arrives empty handed and asked the table if we had asked for brut. I gave him a look to carry-on and bring to table. So much for that surprise. The whole experience was unprofessional and awkward. The night did not improve. Grossly understaffed and extremely long wait time. We easily could have spent more on cocktails, but our server was spread so thin.

RT
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I booked in advance and requested a window table for quiet and more privacy yet was told on arrival that no window tables were available. What’s the point if advance booking and return visits if you can’t be accommodated?

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great for our mother/daughter dinner before a concert. We had a wonderful experience and server!

c
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We went to Altibira for a birthday. The wait staff was slow, unfriendly and they don’t even do anything for Birthdays! Would not recommend this place if you are wanting good service or to celebrate any special occasion. Will not be returning.

DR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately the lobster risotto was without a hint of lobster and the short ribs, while delicious were served Luke warm. The view is great!

NC
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would recommend the rooftop bar. The night we ate in the dining room. it was busy. Our waitress was not very attentive. Service was slow.

RP
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Altabira provided delicious food & excellent service at our celebratory group lunch (12 at our table). I will be back!

NO
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good news: The good views of Downtown Portland, the Convention Center, and the West Hills are mostly NOT diminished by the tall, newly-constructed convention center hotel.

The food and libations menus are as inviting as ever.

a
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was such a great lunch break after a nice hike in the morning. My friends loves the food and sitting outside was so nice and the music was great.

KP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful evening. We were a group of 11. The service was prompt and attentive, the wine suggestions were spot-on and the food, was as always, delicious. From the risotto, to the steaks and shepherd's Pie, we all enjoyed our food.

SK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tried to sit outside but the lighting was awful. Felt like you were sitting in a hockey rink.

LK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

After visiting Altabira a few times on the rooftop, my birthday experience on a Saturday night was more than shocking. They didn't have enough servers on staff and we received less than adequate service and long waiting on everything from drinks to giving our food order. Must have been an off night.

K
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere -

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to eat before an event at the Moda Center!

JF
London
83 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fortunately some good things never change… Good vibes and atmosphere with stellar view of the city at night… Fantastic preparation of chicken dinner I always get … My favorite server Heather waited on us and she is very poised and professional with a great personality.

SF
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Menu descriptions are distant from the reality of the over priced food. Odd and overpowering sauces used to hide mediocre quality meats. Super noisey with slow, disengaged service.

SK
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had the salad niçoise. It was delicious, but it was very small! I think for the price a little more tuna, potatoes & green beans should have been included with the entree. Next time I would get that, but include a starter with my meal! The other three members of our party had a salad and two sandwiches. I was the only one who finished my meal! I’ll definitely return!

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