HOURS

Hours: Open Tuesday–Thursday 4-10pm; Friday-Saturday 4-10:30pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday 4-6pm
Valet: Valet with Hotel Indigo $18. Parking available in Murdock building garage. Street parking available.

Walk-ins welcome. Large parties may wish to consider our full or partial buyout options. View Private Events for more information.

Note: Due to a large event, we will not be taking reservations for Friday, March 1st.

Hours: Open Tuesday–Thursday 4-10pm; Friday-Saturday 4-10:30pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday 4-6pm
Valet: Valet with Hotel Indigo $18. Parking available in Murdock building garage. Street parking available.

Note: Due to a large event, we will not be taking reservations for Friday, March 1st.

Walk-ins welcome. Large parties may wish to consider our full or partial buyout options.

See our Private Events page for more information.

Located at the top of Hotel Indigo on the Vancouver, WA waterfront, Witness Tree lounge offers an elevated experience with indoor and outdoor balcony seating with sweeping views of the Columbia River and Portland skyline. Enjoy hand-crafted and tableside cocktails, locally sourced food, and a stunning décor. From the first hello to your final sip, your experience is designed with intention and a wholehearted passion for reveling and celebrating life.

SPIRITED COCKTAILS

Our bartenders hand-craft seasonal cocktails tailored for you. Rotating, tableside drinks are featured for a truly unique experience. Our curated selection of fine wines and delectable menu options, prepared by our talented culinary team, will dazzle your taste buds.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Elevate your next event with us. Offering a customizable experience that caters to your unique vision, whether an elegant reception, milestone celebration, or corporate gathering, Witness Tree is available for private events and full buyouts.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Elevate your next event with us. Offering a customizable experience that caters to your unique vision, whether an elegant reception, milestone celebration, or corporate gathering, Witness Tree is available for private events and full buyouts.

HOSPITALITY

From the first hello to your final sip, your experience is designed with intention and a wholehearted passion for reveling and celebrating life. Part of the Revelers Club collection of properties, Witness Tree offers the legendary hospitality for which the El Gaucho and Revelers Club brands are known.

General Manager

Nick Henley fell in love with the restaurant industry at the age of 16 while working in the Pacific Northwest favorite, Burgerville and later the Space Needle, Olive Garden, Newport Bay and Portland City Grill. While working at the City Grill, he first experienced El Gaucho and decided he wanted to eventually work for the company, so he became dedicated to learning every aspect of the business to further his knowledge and advance his career. In 2013, he accomplished his goal of joining the El Gaucho team and found his home. Over the last nine years, Nick has proven to be a generous, hardworking, and joyful leader and is proud to be the general manager of the new El Gaucho Vancouver, close to his home in Ridgefield, WA.

Nick believes that nothing great was ever accomplished without a thousand small accomplishments, each more important than the last and applies that to his professional and personal life. He and his wife Julie have two daughters, Elyse and Emmalyn. The family enjoys traveling together, especially to Disneyland, so it is no surprise that this hospitality professional says his favorite song is the Beauty and the Beast classic, “Be Our Guest.”
kcarr@elgaucho.com

Executive Chef

Chef Beau Carr is a Portland legend after his 21 years as executive chef at the RingSide Steakhouse. He joined the El Gaucho Portland team in 2019 before opening El Gaucho Vancouver and Witness Tree Lounge in 2022. Chef Beau was born in North Carolina and grew up in the Columbia Gorge town of White Salmon, WA, where he began cooking in high school for cafes in White Salmon and Stevenson WA.

After high school he worked his way up the ranks in a few major hotel kitchens in Portland. He decided to pursue a career as an executive chef and attended Western Culinary Institute (now known as Le Cordon Bleu) and graduated in 1990. Joining the El Gaucho family came naturally to Beau, especially after marrying El Gaucho Wine Captain, and now Witness Tree General Manager, Kate Lasley Carr. He is the father of three daughters and grandfather to two young boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially while boating on the Columbia River.

bcarr@elgaucho.com

History of the Witness Tree

The lounge is named for the original Vancouver Witness Tree, an historic cottonwood tree on the bank of the Columbia River. The tree stood as a witness to a meeting of local Native American chiefs in the early 1800’s and is known to be the landing point of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders around 1824. The trunk eventually grew to be five feet in diameter and the crown spread 50 feet at 75 feet high before it was washed away in the early 1900’s.