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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Rheinlander German Restaurant Restaurant Review: Rheinlander's revised menu makes concessions to modern sensibilities: steak with arugula; the ubiquitous kale salad. But most patrons come here to savor the tried and true, which includes cabbage rolls, sausages, sauerbraten, spätzle and, almost always, cheese fondue. There's a celebratory feel at this distinctive German restaurant, which was opened 50 years ago by Horst Mager, and is still operated by the Mager family. Singing servers, a roving accordion player, and the corny castle décor add whimsy to the setting. For those in need, gluten-free dishes are available. The best accompaniment to the fare is a stein or two of robust German beer. Or choose from the many local microbrews, plus other selections from the full bar. Be sure to complete your dining experience with an order of flaky apple strudel. While the original outpost remains on Sandy Boulevard, there are four additional Portland metro locations.