The Lotus is a historic landmark restaurant located in the heart of SW Portland, Oregon. The Lotus was originally opened in 1924 as a "soda bar" during the height of federal prohibition.
Portland's first gambling license was issued for the Lotus’ card room, which offered competitive games of poker and gin rummy until the early 1990's.
Today the Lotus is a Classic American Bar and Grill, serving fine food and drinks over a 30-foot antique cherry wood bar. The logo is inspired by signage and design aesthetics of the early 20th century, and is a nod to the rich history of this beloved Portland landmark.