Valentine’s Day Newsletter 2020

Valentine's Day at Altabira City Tavern

Please join us for a special and unforgettable meal on Valentine’s Day. Chef Scott Shampine has put together a beautiful menu for the occasion, with dishes designed to help you fall in love all over again.

Our Valentine’s Day dinner specials are below. Our regular menu will be available as well.

Valentine dessert at Altabira


Valentine’s Day Specials

(Available February 14)

Reserve your table >>

Lobster Bisque with Crab and Chive Salad

Roasted Scallops with Crispy Chicken Wing and Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Prime Rib with Rose Potato Puree, Cherry Mostarda, Brussels Sprouts and Rose Jus

Atlantic Halibut Marinated with Huckleberry, Roasted Kuri Squash, Persimmons, Kumquats and Nut and Seed Honey

Neapolitan Panna Cotta with Strawberry Meringue Cookies

Chef de Cuisine, Scott Shampine
Pastry Chef, Keri Hammericksen

*Our regular dinner menu is also available Valentine’s Day.

Dumpling Week

dumpling week at nel centro

The 6th Annual Dumpling Week is happening in just a few days! From February 1st through the 8th, we are joining with select group of Portland restaurants to offer a special dumpling for this week only. Chef Scott Shampine created a truly remarkable dumpling for the Dumpling Week. His Lobster Shumai Dumplings with Scotch Ponzu are a unique twist on a classic Chinese steamed dumpling.

These dumplings are a delight, and should not be missed! Be sure to stop in between February 1st through the 8th to try this special creation.

Pullman Winebar shelves of wine

Browne Family Vineyards at Pullman Wine Bar

Located at the base of the Hotel Eastlund – right below Altabira – Pullman is an intimate and stylish wine bar and retail shop, with over 135 Pacific Northwest and international wines available by the glass, bottle, and case.

Pullman will be hosting a free tasting on Thursday, February 20th, from 5:30-7pm. The tasting will feature wines from the Browne Family Vineyards portfolio. Based in Columbia Valley, WA, Browne is known for big, bold reds, and award-winning wines.

This tasting will feature the following wines:

2016 Tribute Red Blend: A Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, & Cabernet Franc- a perfect wine for food pairing.
2013 Petit Verdot: 100% Petit Verdot, with black plum & smoke aromas, and a lovely tannin structure.
2013 Malbec: 100% Malbec, with bursting blackberry notes

There is no fee for the tasting, so bring a friend and come try some fabulous wines from Browne Family Vineyards!

 pFriem + Altabira Beer Dinner

pFriem + Altabira Beer Dinner

Join us on February 26th for a very special dinner with our friends at pFriem Family Brewers. Chef Scott has created a five course dinner, paired with all our favorite pFriem beers.

$60 a person (20% gratuity will be added)
Five courses, with beer pairings
Call 503.963.3600 for reservations

Passed Appetizers
Beer-Braised Elk Quesadilla with Avocado Crema
Paired with pFriem Pilsner

First Course
Truffled Foie Gras Mousse with Hop Salt, Endive-PilsnerMarmalade, Nuts and Seeds
Paired with pFriem Belgian Blonde Ale

Second Course

Seared Maine Diver Scallop with Grapefruit, Kabocha Squash, Persimmon and Chicken Skin
Paired with pFriem Citrus Zest IPA

Third Course

Beer-Braised Short Rib with Hop Honey, Pecans, Sweet Potato and Vanilla
Paired with pFriem Belgian Strong Dark


Imperial Brown Chocolate Cake with Dark Cherry, Scotch Powder and Crispy Amaranth
Paired with pFriem Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Brown

Citizen Baker: Artisan Breads, Hot Breakfasts, Lunch

Our Lloyd District cafe is an urban dweller’s dream. Coffee for the most passionate connoisseur. Freshly baked pastries and artisan breads. Hot breakfasts. Soup, sandwiches, salads. If the day calls for an almond croissant, or a Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich on Levain Bread, or a Chop Salad, we stand ready. Come have lunch!
Citizen Baker pastries

1089 NE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

David Machado Restaurants

Set in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District, Tanner Creek Tavern emphasizes seasonal, approachable Tavern fare with some global inspirations.
The classic dishes of Northern Italy and Southeast France meet David Machado’s passion for culinary tradition coupled with locally sourced, seasonal food.
Altabira City Tavern is a rooftop, beer-centric restaurant, and bar, with smart pairings of food and drink in a modern, yet casual setting.
Citizen Baker is an urban bakery-cafe offering handmade, hearth breads, select pastries, fine coffees, hot breakfasts, soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Gift Certificates are available.
Nel Centro Gift Certificates
Altabira City Tavern Gift Certificates
Citizen Baker Gift Certificates

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1021 NE Grand Ave.
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232

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