The ambience of the rooftop Altabira City Tavern has been hiding in plain sight for decades. Once, the former dive bar - Windows Skyroom & Terrace - squandered the splendid view property for years. Along came the folks from Hotel Modera and the signature patio bar at Nel Centro and voila! The whole facility evolves into a first-class accommodation topped it off with Altabira - destined to be a regular stop with the brew and food aficionados in Stumptown.
The place is, first off, beer forward. From the Farmhouse Ale Mussels to the beer-battered onion rings along the 16 craft beer taps, the beer is here to cajole and complement the kitchen fare.
The views from the deck are delightful during happy hour when specialty cocktails and wonderful pizzas and appetizers are plentiful. Hang around to mix things up with the Mixed Melons or the Roasted Baby Beets. Dive into the Smoked Beef Brisket or the Grilled Wild Salmon while enjoying a local IPA or Pinot Noir.
Don’t stop just yet. There’s still the black-bottomed cheesecake or blueberry crostata to give your dining experience a strong finish.
The space is modern and inviting with lots of natural light and superb service. That same spectacular view from the patio surrounds the restaurant inside, as well. Start early, stay late to catch the city lights begin their evening dance across the water as you decide to make this watering hole one of your favorites.