El Gaucho Portland Renovates Cigar Lounge with New Humidor Lockers and Updated Decor
Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary with Cigar Locker Club and Locker Giveaway
PORTLAND, Ore.—(June 30, 2010)— When the swanky Portland steakhouse El Gaucho re-opens after a five-day closure this July, fans will have something new to buzz about: an upgraded cigar lounge, and a chance to win a free cigar locker for a year.
Beginning July 2, El Gaucho Portland will temporarily close for a facelift of the cigar lounge. The steakhouse will reopen July 7 with an upgraded lounge interior that will include new furniture, additional seating, and a fresh coat of paint. The new, polished décor will extend the restaurant’s comfortable, yet refined atmosphere into the cigar lounge and provide additional seating for the nostalgic, cigar-loving clientele.
In addition to the cosmetic changes, the restaurant is adding 30 new temperature-controlled cigar humidor lockers for guests to lease for personal use. A year-long Cigar Locker Club membership comes with a host of perks, including:
- Complimentary name plaque
- Early access to the cigar lounge (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) with 24-hour notice
- Free valet parking for duration of membership
- 20 percent off bottles of wine purchased and consumed in the cigar lounge
- A $100 El Gaucho Portland gift card
- First opportunity to place reservations for special events
For more information on purchasing a cigar locker and pricing, call (503)-227-8794.
In honor of the newly-updated cigar room, El Gaucho is offering locals a chance to win a free cigar locker and Cigar Locker Club membership for one year. A drawing for the giveaway will occur on September 1, 2010. To enter the giveaway for the cigar locker and one year membership, contact the restaurant.
“El Gaucho Portland has long been known for our fine cigar program,” says General Manager Greg Gonzales. “We’re excited to unveil the updated lounge in our 10th year and we look forward to continuing to serve the city as Portland’s finest cigar room.”
El Gaucho is one of the few remaining restaurants in Portland where cigar aficionados can still enjoy fine cigars. The old-school hotspot is one of a mere handful of local cigar lounges that have been grandfathered in to allow cigar smoking after the 2009 smoking ban.
Open since 2000, El Gaucho® is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on elegant, old-school, tableside service for people celebrating their lives. The menu highlights 28-Day Dry-Aged Certified Angus Beef® Prime steaks, cutting edge fresh seafood selections from sustainable sources, and extensive wine and malt scotch lists. El Gaucho’s swanky bar was recently featured in Continental Airlines magazine and given the “Gold Standard” by Portland Monthly magazine. Located at 319 S.W. Broadway, El Gaucho is open Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. Happy hour is available 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close Monday through Friday and all day Sunday. For more information, visit www.elgaucho.com or call (503) 227-8794.
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