Last year, a pair of engineers moved into what had been a mediocre breakfast spot and turned their love for tacos and cocktails into a funky fusion of flavors. Exhibit A: the Mac Taco, fried pickles, applewood bacon, special-sauce slaw, cheddar cheese, and onions on a corn tortilla. This year, Octavio Cruz-Uribe and Guy Barnes Jr. transformed the streetside patio into an oasis of urban cool befitting Alberta, hacking an enormous rectangular hunk out of the tall wood walls to create a brick-floored, tricked-out patio complete with Japanese maples, overgrown bonsai, fancy fire pits, and a graffiti-fied mural on the west wall. Of course.
2338 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
Fri-Sat 4 pm - 2 am
Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 pm; 4:30 pm - 12 am