Zeus Café at Crystal Hotel
Enter on Stark Street
Northwest-style Zeus Café features artisanal small plates for sharing with friends and family alike, as well as lunch and breakfast specials and savory offerings such as the Mt. Hood Scramble, and sweet options such as our house-made desserts. And with an extensive spirit, wine, and craft cocktail list, this is a sophisticated café available for your refreshment from early morning until late night. The open kitchen allows for watching the chefs at work, so pull up a barstool.
Enjoy natural light inside or heated seating outside, which is pet friendly.
It's the season of sharing at Zeus; our dinner menu features small plates that include into the fire cornbread -- fresh baked in the wood-fired oven and served with smoked honey butter. And try the truffle fries or kimchi hushpuppies; sharing a fork is optional.
Dessert and a nightcap after a Crystal Ballroom show is a delicious option, too!
This artwork by Lyle Hehn is an ode to former regulars of the Desert Room, today known as McMenamins Al's Den. The gal on the left is Leona "Little Rusty" Kronberg, a prostitute and madam who lived for a time on Portland's SW Hooker St. (and for that was dubbed the Hooker on Hooker St.). The redhead in back, on the phone, was Phyllis "Torchy" Jessing, a player on the Portland restaurant/nightlife scene (though apparently not a "lady of the evening,") and a regular at the Desert Room. She befriended cops and shady characters (who sometimes were one and the same). Their friends with them at the bar are based on historical photos from the era...