Zeus Café at Crystal Hotel
Enter on Stark Street
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the hotel's first-floor Northwest-style café is an ideal spot to meet up downtown.
Named for the great 1950s and ‘60s nightclub owners Nate and Tillie Zusman, the Zeus Café features an open kitchen that serves a menu using local, seasonal ingredients.
Huge windows offer plenty of natural light, while heated outdoor seating is available along S.W. Stark Street and 12th Avenue.
Stop by for a cup of McMenamins coffee and breakfast en route to the office, meet with co-workers for lunch or gather with friends and family for a casual dinner and a round of McMenamins ales before heading to a show at the legendary Crystal Ballroom.
This artwork by Lyle Hehn is an ode to former regulars of the Desert Room, today known as McMenamins Al’s Den. The gal on the left is Leona "Little Rusty" Kronberg, a prostitute and madam who lived for a time on Portland’s SW Hooker St. (and for that was dubbed the Hooker on Hooker St.). The redhead in back, on the phone, was Phyllis "Torchy" Jessing, a player on the Portland nightlife scene (though apparently not a “lady of the evening,”) and a regular at the Desert Room. She befriended cops and shady characters (who sometimes were one and the same). Their friends with them at the bar are based on historical photos from the era.
Zeus Café allows pets at our sidewalk seating only.