About Tanner Creek Tavern
Tanner Creek Tavern is Portland chef and restaurateur David Machado’s neighborhood eating and drinking establishment in the Pearl District. Our 5,000 square foot space is at NW 9th and Everett, next door to the new Hampton Inn Suites.
Our menu emphasizes seasonal, approachable tavern fare with inspiration and flavors from around the world. We offer a full bar with 12 taps and bottles of Oregon craft beers, ciders, and meads. Our innovative wine list created by David Holstrom, focuses on the southern hemispheres, with up-and-coming vintages from Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. We also showcase a selection of fine Southern Oregon wines.
The décor in our dining room, lounge area, bar, two private dining rooms, and outdoor seating echo Portland’s early industrial history with concrete, steel, exposed Douglas Fir beams, tile, and glass. Floor-to-ceiling glass hydraulic doors flood this tavern with light. The Tavern honors neighborhood history with black and white murals of historic maps and vintage photographs of the epic construction project that diverted the original Tanner Creek underground.
Tanner Creek is named for an old tannery built by early Portland settler and founding father, Daniel Lownsdale, in 1845. The creek still traces an underground path beneath the Pearl and flows into the Willamette River near the Broadway Bridge.