Lotus Cardroom & Cafe

Lotus

The Lotus boasts a storied history. Opening in the midst of Prohibition, the bar was once a card room dominated by gamblers, bootleggers, and Roaring '20s crowds. Nowadays, the bar has softened a bit. There's no bathtub gin, and no one's going to get in a fight over a lost hand of poker, but a bit of that history hangs around. A gigantic and gorgeous wooden bar dominates the main area, and the backstory of that particular piece of furniture is helpfully printed on the menus. The food and drink are all fairly straightforward, but for a small glimpse into Portland's past, the Lotus is worth it. JOE STRECKERT

Lotus Cardroom & Cafe

932 SW 3rd, Portland, OR 97204
503-227-6185
Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-12am, Fri 11am-2am, Sat 4pm-2am, Closed Sunday
Restaurant Details
  • Features Cheap Eats, Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Music, Wine/Beer, Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Cuisine Burgers, American, Pub Grub, Steak
Bar Details
  • Features Cheap Eats, Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Music, Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine/Beer
  • Scene Bar
  • Happy Hour Mon-Sat 3-6:30 pm ($2.50 PBRs, $3 craft pints & well drinks, nightly drink specials).
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