Alto Bajo restaurant in the Hi-Lo Hotel has changed its name and focus from Mexican food to an eclectic American menu.
The executive chef is Bryant Kryck who previously worked as a banquet chef for Omni Hotels & Resorts in Austin, Texas. He’s a graduate of Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. He joined Alto Bajo in 2018, replacing opening chef Chip Barnes. Craft PDX has a breakfast/brunch and an all-day menu, featuring an eclectic selection of starters – Hummus Platter, Oregon Bay Shrimp, Ceviche, Fries and Steak Tartare. Follow that with three salads, a make-your-own “Burger Lab”, and 4 sandwiches. Under Mains, they offer CBD Beer-Battered Fish and Chips, Macaroni and Cheese, Fish Tacos, Brisket Tacos, a Quesadilla and an Avocado Rice Bowl. It’s an odd mix that seems to have been written when someone was very high.
Alto Bajo which focused on classic Oaxacan cuisine opened with lots of press but quickly fell off the radar after a series of lukewarm reviews. With all the hotel restaurants which have opened in Portland over the last few years, it must take a huge effort and a lot of luck to be successful.
Hours of operation:
Breakfast (Mon-Fri) 630 am- 11 am
Breakfast (Weekends) 7 am- 1 pm
All Day Lunch and Dinner (Mon-Fri) 11 am- 11 pm
All Day Lunch and Dinner (Weekends) 1 pm- 11 pm
Craft PDX restaurant is located in the Hi-Low hotel at 320 SW Harvey Milk Street in Portland. Map