Portland December 28, 2016
The Oldest Restaurant In Portland Has A Truly Incredible History
The oldest restaurant in Portland has been going strong since 1879, making it well over 125 years old and steeped in history. Known as a place to get a year-round turkey dinner, this well-seasoned restaurant got its start as a saloon.
Huber's Cafe is located inside the Historic Oregon Pioneer Building, as it has been since it moved there in 1910.
Originally, the restaurant was located on the corner of 1st and Morrison and was called "The Bureau Saloon." When Frank Huber bought the restaurant, he changed it to "Huber's Cafe."
When the restaurant started, you would get a free turkey sandwich and coleslaw when you ordered a drink. This made the restaurant a popular place to gather, have a drink, and converse with friends.
From this tradition, the restaurant evolved into serving full turkey dinners, and changing the format by not offering them for free.
Huber hired Jim Louie to cook at the restaurant in 1891 and he ran the kitchen beyond the restaurant move in 1910 and Huber's death in 1912.
The restaurant was established as a great place to meet for drinks, and still has that reputation today.
By consistently serving high-quality food and offering excellent service, Huber's has stayed on top, despite ever-growing restaurant competition.
With nearly 140 years of experience, Huber's definitely serves up one of the best turkey dinners in the city.
Huber's is located at 411 SW 3rd Avenue.