From the ruins of the Northwestern Electric Company’s Alberta Substation (built in 1931), comes the aptly-named Alberta Substation. A pretty straightforward bar/pub at first glance, you’ll note that the genius is in the details.
If you’ve ever visited Paddy’s, Circa 33, or North45 you’re probably familiar with the owners of this latest offering to northeast Portland. And it won’t surprise you to learn that they’ve paid homage to the building’s unique history by using a great deal of salvaged equipment to bring the past to life. It also won’t surprise you that the food is ultra-modern pub fare, with incredible cocktails and a friendlier-than-most-Portland-bars wait staff. What we’re liking about this place most, however, are the big screen TV’s and all the great sports packages they stream. While we love Alberta and many bars/restaurants on it, it’s traditionally been light on good places to go for a sports fan.
With brunch until four on Sundays, great drink specials, and every game we’d think to watch, you can call us at a loss next time we try to summon a good reason not to hang with our northeastern friends for the game.