The Palm Court
Located in the gorgeous lobby of The Benson, the Palm Court is the hotel’s classic lobby restaurant and lounge. Rich wood trim glistens from the flood of natural daylight that flows through the leaded, beveled glazed window treatments, adding a cozy feeling to comfortable seating areas. The ambiance is second to none for comfort and atmosphere, offering a warm environment for drinks, food, and conversation with some of the friendliest and most experienced servers in Portland.
Open daily for breakfast ( 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Saturday and Sunday).
Lunch and dinner menu service starts from 11:30 a.m. until closing.
Join us for twice-nightly happy hour ( 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. until closing) with special menu pricing and an impressive collection of wine, beer, and spirits from around the world.
Enjoy live jazz entertainment Wednesday through Saturday.
El Gaucho, award-winning steakhouse and cigar room
El Gaucho is a nostalgic dining event that takes you back to a special time. Experience the mouth-watering menu of Portland’s steakhouse, located directly adjacent to The Benson Hotel. Tableside preparations like Chateaubriand and Bananas Foster are paired with extensive, world-class wine lists. The restaurant also features an intimate lounge, a dramatic cigar lounge, beautiful private dining rooms, happy hour, and nightly live music.
Whether you arrive late or greet the day early, Room Service is available 24 hours a day (limited overnight menu). Enjoy a wide selection of freshly prepared menu items for your satisfaction and convenience.