Autentica serves up high-end Mexican cuisine made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Their tortillas are handmade and they even make fresh tamales -a rare treat indeed. They have a cheaper lunch menu and kick-ass margaritas. What more could you want?
Hot restaurant in the Ace Hotel building. The European tavern-style restaurant is a wide-open space with an open kitchen, long communal tables and high ceilings. They offer an eclectic menu of new American and classic European cuisines. Sip specialty cocktails at the big bar or select from a moderate list of wines including a selection of $6 table wines. Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more.
They have such good bar food, I've gone there even without drinking a drink (I know, right?). But first and foremost, the Slow Bar is a hip bar, with giant booths, brick walls and frosted glass windows. It can get crazy some nights, and packed in beyond the seating, but damn good cocktails and one of the best burgers in town keeps people coming back.
With a refined, minimal, retro aesthetic, Rontoms is large and airy, yet it's reminiscent of your folks' basement den circa 1973 (minus the shag carpet or linoleum, plus hipsters). They boast a good selection of locally produced liquors along with the usual suspects and the shareable food choices have a distinct Scandinavian bent with cheese fondue, Swedish meatballs, and the like. And when weather permits, squeeze yourself into their popular back patio. This one's a keeper!
Serving the Sellwood-Moreland area for over 75 years, Kay's is a neighborhood bar with live music, comfort food, and plenty of your neighbors.