Went here about five years ago and the place was grungy and not so hot. But now, something around here has changed and it is very pleasant and upbeat, with a bar that is always loaded with friendly good-timers and a restaurant section that serves delicious fresh stuff. Excellent Ahi Tuna as an entrée. The entire Lotus now offers very yummy food and drinks mixed with finesse and mixology knowledge. Locals love it here now. The place still has an "under the radar" ambiance, sort of dark and minimalist in décor, feels sort of like being under the earth in an illuminated cavern and like the ghosts of 1918 just left, but it fills up with people and its definitely planet EARTH here, with convivial Portlanders unwinding. The Lotus is worldly and urban and still not one bit snooty or highbrow. You gonna dig it!