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Huber's
Huber's

Huber's

9.19 reviews
$$$$
American, Bar
Ranked #49 in Portland restaurants
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411 SW Third Ave, Portland, OR 97204
(503) 228-5686
http://www.hubers.com/
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Huber’s was established in 1879 at the corner of 1st and Alder in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was originally called “The Bureau Saloon” until it was purchased by Mr. Frank Huber and the name was ... Read more
changed to Huber’s. In 1891, Mr. Huber hired Jim Louie, a Chinese immigrant, to do the cooking. In those days if you bought a drink you would get a free turkey sandwich and some coleslaw. With just a few booths and bench seats in the old bar, most of the patrons would go around and converse with a drink in one hand and a turkey sandwich in the other. This is how the turkey tradition started at Huber’s.

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA
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I got a map that told me about all the places to eat within an easy walk of the Convention Centre. Since I wasn't in the mood for Red Robin or Applebee's, I took the Trimet into town and decided to try Huber's Cafe.

Huber's was established in 1879 and only 20 years after Oregon received Statehood. This place was originally a saloon, and anyone who ordered a drink would recieve a free turkey sandwich and a portion of coleslaw. And it was a delicious turkey club sandwich (and slaw) that I enjoyed today. And no, I didn't mind that it wasn't free after ordering a Draft IPA to go with it.

I like this place. It's comfortable and classy, and wears its age well. OK maybe the Men's room needs a little upgrade (and the removal of that step up). I sat in the front room and had a wonderful time, even though I kind of wished I had enjoyed my lunch back where that cool vintage bar is located. I also liked that the friendly and attentive service matched the ambiance.

The people watching bonus was a nearby table of 6 "Ladies Who Lunch" meeting and telling stories. They probably had been coming here for years and were clearly enjoying both the cafe and each other's company. That kind of fellowship always makes me happy.

I also appreciated that the wait staff wore uniforms that were consistent with the history of this establishment. Sometimes the casual slacker pattern runs its course after awhile.....

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San Francisco, California, USA

Huber's claim is to be the oldest bar restaurant on Portland. It certainly feels like a classic. Their signature Spanish Coffee, a delicious blend of Bacardi 151, triple sec, khalua, cream and FIRE comes with an impressive table side assembly show. Happy hour apps are tasty and cheap!

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Fairview, Oregon, USA

The best Spanish Coffees! So entertaining. Make sure and ask for JOHN to make yours. Super crowded place so don't expect a quiet time.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Good appetizers. Chicken wings were great, and the best thing? SPANISH COFFEE! Make sure you go to the bar and watch the bartender make this drink. It's quite a show and he even lights it on fire. Yes, there is a ton of alcohol in it, especially Bacardi 151. Maybe knowing less is better, but oh well, now you know!

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Seattle

Best food! If you travel to Portland, and love food...you simply MUST plan a dinner here!

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Mountain View, California

Spanish coffee is a must. Watch them make it

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Tualatin, Oregon
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