This press release is the most information I’ve seen about restaurateur David Machado’s new restaurants in the Hotel Eastlund on Grand Avenue. He is the current owner of Nel Centro on SW 6th Ave.
Hotel Eastlund’s Altabira City Tavern, Citizen Baker
Portland, OR – Acclaimed Portland chef and restaurateur David Machado is launching two new restaurants in the Hotel Eastlund, the newest luxury, boutique hotel on Portland’s Eastside. The hotel is set to open in late-spring at 1021 NE Grand Avenue, across from the Oregon Convention Center.
Altabira City Tavern will feature spacious rooftop dining with sweeping views of the downtown Portland skyline and the Willamette River. The beer-centric menu will pair Regional American cuisine with local craft brews, Northwest wines and local distilled spirits. Hotel guests and locals alike can mingle as they gather around the rooftop patio’s glowing fire pits or relax in the restaurants chic, modern interior space.
Citizen Baker will be a lobby-level bakery/cafe/wine bar serving freshly baked artisan breads and Europen pastries alongside creative fresh soups, salads, and sandwiches. Citizen Baker will transition from a neighborhood cafe into a casual, cozy wine bar each day for happy hour. Gourmet coffee from Portland’s Ristretto Roasters as well as a carefully chosen selection of wines by the glass will be available throughout the day and evening, seven days a week.
Both restaurants are designed by the young creatives at Holst Architecture and echo the contemporary decor of Hotel Eastlund, the finest luxury hotel in Portland’s Eastside. Hotel Eastlund is destined to be the centerpiece of one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in Portland. Hotel Eastlund rooms and suites will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, tremendous city views, luxury amenities, and state-of-the-art technology throughout.
Hotel Eastlund is the latest project by Pacific Northwest based Grand Ventures Hotel, LLC. The group is recognized for re-developing hotel properties, installing advanced technology, and partnering with celebrity chefs to produce marquee culinary destinations. Former projects include Portland’s Hotel Modera and Seattle’s Hotel Andra and Hotel Deca.
According to his website, on the top floor of the six-story building, Machado will run a full-service restaurant with a rooftop deck and three fire pits. On the street level and spilling into the hotel lobby, he’ll open a bakery-cafe and wine bar.