First View Atop The Eastlund Hotel
Friday, April 10, 2015
Byron Beck, GoLocalPDX Features Editor
In May of 2015 Hotel Eastlund will be opening their doors for the first time. Here’s a look at the space in progress. The view featured here is from inside the Altabira City Tavern, helmed by acclaimed local chef David Machado. Portland’s newest boutique hotel will feature rooftop dining, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious work-friendly lobby, and a beautiful view of the Portland skyline.
The first contemporary, luxury boutique hotel of its kind on Portland’s Eastside, it is developed by Grand Ventures Eastlund Hotel, LLC, who also developed the renowned Hotel Modera in Portland, Ore., as well as Hotel Andra and Hotel Deca in Seattle.
Hotel Eastlund is adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center, Moda Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Central Eastside’s creative hub. The hotel will offer easy access to both of the cities rail lines — the Portland streetcar and MAX Light rail. Hotel Eastlund, with its mid-century inspired design, features 168 rooms and suites, a flexible ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, two executive boardrooms and two private dining rooms overlooking downtown Portland.
The downtown skyline comes to life with the views from these outstanding venues. The rooftop restaurant and bar, Altabira City Tavern by celebrated chef David Machado, offers American cuisine with a beer-centric menu and Citizen Baker, adjacent to the lobby, is both a casual daytime café and evening wine bar.
Altabira City Tavern offers regional American cuisine focused on updated classic dishes with 16 taps of local craft beers, select Northwest wines and locally distilled spirits. The Tavern is open for lunch and dinner in a modern setting with large floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Portland’s downtown skyline and inner eastside. The dining room seats 60, the indoor bar area seats 76 and the expansive outdoor rooftop patio – with windbreaks, heaters and three fire pits with lounge seating — accommodates 103.
Citizen Baker is a locally owned, urban bakery/café located adjacent to the hotel’s mid-century modern lobby. The artisan bakery and gourmet coffee bar serves freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, soups, fresh salads and sandwiches as well as single origin coffee from Ristretto Roasters. During happy hour, the bakery transforms into a cozy and casual wine bar with local wine and beer on tap.
Hotel Eastlund is located, 1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon 97232.