Thanksgiving may be over, but if you missed out on roasted turkey, coleslaw and mom’s good ol’ fashioned pumpkin pie, head on over to a Portland institution, Huber’s.
Claiming to be the city’s oldest bar, Huber’s began in 1879 and settled into its current location in 1911. Originally known for its cocktails, the resturant came into a necessary existance with 1920 with the Prohibition Era. The basic menu of lunchtime turkey sandwiches expanded to include steaks, seafood and pork chops. The hard stuff evolved as well – Manhattans were artfully served up in coffee cups.
Prohibition was eventually repealed, but the menu was not. Huber’s still prepares turkey every day of the year, along with steak, seafood and pasta specialties. These culinary delights are often prepared in hand with the restaurant’s namesake Spanish coffee featuring Kahlua, Bacardi 151, Bols triple sec, coffee and fresh whipped cream. On the weekends, roving bartenders will theatrically create these drinks up to 200 times!
If you go, make sure to check out the stained-glass skylight, mahogany paneling and terrazzo floor – all original 1911 fixtures.
Learn more about Huber’s at www.hubers.com.