Photo of Huber's Cafe courtesy Avila/EPDX
The building that houses downtown's iconic Huber's Cafe — the restaurant famously founded back in 1879 — will soon be converted into a boutique hotel, but fret not: Huber's will remain open on the ground floor. The Portland Business Journal reports construction on the Oregon Pioneer Building will begin next month, and Huber's has been invited to stay (the property's other restaurant, Karam Lebanese Cuisine, was not, and announced plans to move earlier this year).
Huber's co-owner James Louie tells the PBJ the restaurant expects a bump in business after the hotel opens, and will tweak its menu accordingly: "They haven't asked me but I suspect they will probably provide room service and they might want us to open for breakfast." Huber's moved into the Oregon Pioneer Building when it opened in 1910 (the restaurant was originally located on SW 1st and Morrison), and its dining room has been recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. More about any planned changes to Huber's as it becomes available.
· Portland Building to Be Converted into Boutique Hotel [PBJ]
· Huber's Cafe [Official site]
· All Previous Huber's Cafe Coverage [Eater PDX]