East side energy: Altabira, Citizen Baker and Hotel Eastlund

Travel Portland | David Machado Restaurants

Hotel Eastlund brings new energy to east side

Hotel Eastlund rendering

Hotel Eastlund rendering

Opening in June, the Hotel Eastlund in the Lloyd District will offer boutique accommodations within blocks of the Oregon Convention Center and the Moda Center on Portland’s east side. Nearly one year and $10 million in renovations has transformed a ‘60s-era structure into a plush, modern establishment with breathtaking views of the city skyline. Featuring mid-century-inspired design and floor-to-ceiling windows, the 168-room property boasts two executive boardrooms, a ballroom and two private dining rooms.

Backed by Grand Ventures Hotel (developer of the local Hotel Modera and Seattle’s Hotel Andra and Hotel Deca), Hotel Eastlund’s crowning glory is its rooftop restaurant, Altabira City Tavern. Led by David Machado (of Nel Centro), the beer-centric restaurant comes complete with 16 taps for local craft brews and a bounty of Northwest wine and spirits. American cuisine dominates, incorporating local, seasonal ingredients throughout. The views are inspiring from inside as well as out, where an expansive patio with fire pits and heating elements beckons guests. Downstairs, Citizen Baker, a daytime café and evening wine bar adjacent to the lobby, also showcases Machado’s exptertise. Artisan breads and pastries accompany soups and salads, along with coffee from local Ristretto Roasters.

Hotel Eastlund rendering

Hotel Eastlund rendering

Hotel Eastlund is easily accessible by Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail, making the hotel an ideal jumping-off point for exploring all corners of the city.

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