The Central Eastside district in Southeast Portland is situated across the Willamette River from downtown. Home to the Industrial Council, it is an emerging hotspot for innovation though much of the industrial grittiness still lasts. This vibrant area of the city along the east bank of the river is a melting pot of the historic industrial past and the new revitalization with attractive restaurants, boutiques, and events. Recognized for its sizzling bars with enticing drinks, the Central Eastside is a favored nightlife spot.