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Thursday, December 30, 2010
#1289 - Palm Court, Benson Hotel, Portland OR - 11/20/2010
A nice, low-key lounge in an old historic hotel. The servers were good and they were happy to tell you about the history of the 1912 building -- the presidents who have stayed there, the columns carved from one giant piece of rare Circassian walnut, the coo-coo clock which was the first piece added to the hotel.
Simon Benson himself was a teetotaler, but Jonah the bartender serves up some very good cocktails. My favorite was the Chupacabra (Jalapeno, cilantro, lime, Hornitos, citrus liqueur).