Saturday, June 13, 2015
Byron Beck, GoLocalPDX Features Editor
Hotel Eastlund hosted a swanky Opening Gala on Wednesday, June 10. At the sun-lit indoor/outdoor gala guests were offered hors d’oeurves and beverages by Chef David Machado’s Altabira City Tavern and Citizen Baker.
Live music provided by platinum-selling UK recording artist Andy Abraham (of U.K. “X Factor” fame), Mike Pardew Trio, Third Angle New Music, and Dan Balmer’s Caminhos Cruzados also made for a festive atmosphere that supported the NW Film Center and Third Angle New Music.
Prior to the party was an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Hotel Eastlund’s owner Alan Battersby who was joined by Metro Council President Tom Hughes, Travel Portland CEO Jeff Miller, Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson, and Scott Cruickshank, CEO of the Oregon Convention Center.
Hotel Eastlund is the first contemporary, four-star boutique hotel located in downtown Portland’s Eastside. Developed by Grand Ventures Hotel, LLC, (Hotel Modera in Portland, Ore., Hotel Andra and Hotel Deca in Seattle) and designed by Holst Architecture. Hotel Eastlund is adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center, Moda Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Central Eastside’s culinary hub. The mid-century inspired Hotel Eastlund 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 hotel’s dining options include Altabira City Tavern, a rooftop restaurant and bar by celebrated chef David Machado that offers American cuisine with a beer-centric menu. Citizen Baker, adjacent to the lobby, is a casual daytime café and evening wine bar.
Hotel Eastlund is located at 1021 SE Grand. For more information click HERE.