Altabira Late Summer Newsletter 2016

Altabira City Tavern Patio

The sweet last days of summer are upon us. The sun is still high but the nights carry hints of autumn. But for right now summer lives. And our patio is the perfect spot to squeeze out every last drop. Come by for lunch or dinner. Pair one of our craft brews with one of our new menu items. Downstairs at Citizen Baker, we’ve added some exciting new breakfast and lunch items. Who says August is a slow news month?

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New menu items for Altabira

Heirloom tomato salad | Altabira City Tavern

Heirloom tomato and cucumber salad with salmon pastrami and caper herb vinaigrette

We’ve tweaked our late summer menu for you. As always, seasonal, local produce is front and center. The dishes are a touch lighter, just perfect for the season and for a late summer’s night dinner. Imagine yourself on the patio, the city lights twinkling, your dish bursting with flavor. Here are a few delights to tempt you.

Pizza with Grilled Peaches, Rogue Smokey Blue and Crispy Prosciutto 14

Chilled Tomato Gazpacho with Oregon Bay Shrimp 9
Curried Coconut Mussels 13
Sweet Corn Hush Puppies with Piri Piri Sauce 8

Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber with Salmon Pastrami and Caper Herb Vinaigrette 12
Roasted Peaches with House Ricotta, Blackberries, Arugula and Saba 13

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Summer Squash, Leeks, Spinach, Tomatoes and Herb Breadcrumbs 17
Braised Lamb Shank with Summer Succotash and Mint Pesto 23

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Altabira autumn beer dinners

Creative dishes paired with Oregon’s best craft brews

Summer and autumn are both all about the beer. Oregon craft beer. Please join us this fall for a series of fun, inventive dinners that we’re cooking with some of the best craft brewers around our state. On tap is a 4-course gastropub style menu, by our chef de cuisine, Luis Escorcia. Luis’ menu will be paired with many of the seasonal craft brews being produced that month by our guest brew masters. It’s an exciting lineup, have a look below.

Call us at 503-963-3600 to make a reservation.*

Dates and breweries
Wednesday, September 28th – Commons Brewery
Wednesday, October 19th – Pfriem Brewery
Wednesday, November 9th – Worthy Brewery

More details
Reception begins at 6:30 PM
4-course dinner 7:00-9:00 PM
20 seats available
$75 per person, drinks, food and gratuity included

Join us, we’d love to see you.

Call us at 503-963-3600 to make a reservation.*

What they’re saying about Altabira City Tavern

“We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Altabira. The staff was very pleasant. The food was excellent. We had the curried mussels appetizer which had an amazing flavor. We headed to the outdoor view deck after dinner for cocktails and to enjoy the great view. It was great to see what the old Top of The Cosmos had become – finally a destination worth visiting.”

– Open Table Diner

New menu items at Citizen Baker

Artisan breads and dreamy pastries from our talented pastry chef Natalie Harkness. Portland’s own fabulous Ristretto coffee. All that, plus new salads, sandwiches and hot breakfast items, including French Toast. Breakfast at Citizen Baker: A brand new reason to get up in the morning.

Cinnamon Roll | Citizen Baker PDX
BLT | Citizen Baker,


What’s new for breakfast

  • Huevos Rancheros with crispy tortillas, chorizo, tomatillo salsa and two eggs    10
  • Avocado Toast with cilantro, lime, hot sauce and a poached egg    8
  • French Toast with local berries, creme fraiche, and maple syrup   9
  • Omelette with spinach, goat cheese, and piquillo peppers    11

Salads: new and different

  • Baby Kale Caesar Salad      7    add chicken   3
  • Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, and feta cheese  7
  • Chop Salad with romaine, radicchio, salami, provolone and green goddess dressing  8
  • Thai Noodle Chicken Salad with green onions, carrot, cucumbers and spicy peanut dressing   8

New sandwiches

  • House smoked Pastrami Rueben with Sauerkraut, Swiss and 1000 Island   10
  • Roasted turkey, bacon, avocado and arugula on ciabatta       9
  • Open Faced Tuna Salad Melt with Jarlsberg and tomatoes      10
  • Grilled summer squash with peppers and Romesco sauce on focaccia     8
  • Rotisserie Chicken with achiote mayonnaise, cabbage and lime slaw      9

Visit our Bakery-Cafe.
Downstairs adjacent to Hotel Eastlund.

Plan your best ever holiday party

Planning makes perfect, they say. Consider booking your holiday event now. By late September, most venues are booked. With chef Luis’ creative menus, stunning views of the city and beautiful rooms filled with natural light, your event will be more spectacular than you imagined. Our catering team is friendly and attentive and ready to help. To get started, call our catering sales associate, Brianne Rudolph at 503-963-3602.

Grand Cosmopolitan Ballroom | Altabira City Tavern

The Cosmopolitan Grand Ballroom
Altabira’s crowning jewel is the Cosmopolitan Grand Ballroom. Over 3,400 square feet, the Ballroom accommodates 200 for dinner and 300 for receptions. The Cosmopolitan is the ultimate room for a truly unforgettable event. The Cosmopolitan can be made into four separate salons for smaller groups.

Private dining | Altabira City Tavern
Private dining | Altabira City Tavern

Intimate dinners, receptions
For smaller gatherings — especially evening receptions and dinners — we have the Perle and Galena Private Dining Rooms. Separately, each accommodates up to 10 guests. Together, they hold 26 guests. Each features beautiful amber pendant lights, dark rich wood accents and stunning views of the city.

Season ticket holders make Altabira MVP

Portland Trail Blazers logo
Altabira is a two block walk to the Moda CenterOver the last year, Altabira has become the go-to spot for Blazer season ticket holders — and we hope to see everyone back this season. Preseason tip off is Monday night Oct. 3 vs. the Utah Jazz at the Moda Center. The season officially opens Tuesday night, October 25 against the same Jazz at the Moda Center.

If you’re not a ticket holder remember: we’ve got four screens and the game is always on.

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Situated atop the Hotel Eastlund, Altabira City Tavern is an American beer-centric restaurant and bar by Portland chef/restaurateur, David Machado. Altabira City Tavern offers smart pairings of food and drink in a modern, yet casual setting. Ask us about hosting your meeting or event. Choose from five stunning, well-appointed private dining / meeting rooms filled with natural light.

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1021 NE Grand Ave.
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232

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