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Where to Stay in Portland – Above Par Hotels

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Portland is, by far, one of the quirkiest places in America. As such, it’s no surprise that the bustling town is full of cool boutique properties. Read on for some of our favorite places to stay in town.


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4 stars | Website | Portland International Airport (PDX)

57 | Free WIFI; Accepted animals ; bar | 1

Portland Japanese Garden; Washington Square Mall; Vancouver Mall

Located in the Central Eastside area of ​​PDX (about a mile from downtown) and surrounded by eclectic, local-favorite bars and restaurants, the Grand Stark Hotel is ideal for travelers looking for a relaxing setting. relaxed but avant-garde. escape. The 1908-era building features pops of green that extend into the rooms, reception, and on-site restaurant. Rooms have — you guessed it — vibrant green accents plus patterned seating and throw pillows, plus black-and-white floral artwork. Meanwhile, common areas are dotted with specially commissioned contemporary art as well as vintage pottery and sculpture, seamlessly blending old and new.


4 stars | Website | Portland International Airport (PDX)

119 | Free WIFI; Accepted animals ; bar | 3

Willamette River; Portland Japanese Garden; Portland Museum of Art

This trendy 119-room property feels effortless with its exposed brick walls, plush velvet seating, and a mix of bespoke and vintage mid-century furniture. Take a seat at Lovely Rita, the colorful lobby bar and restaurant, before retiring to your room (each of which, BTW, has large windows, pink marble accents, wood paneling, and local artwork). For the best city views, head to the rooftop bar, Tope, where the drinks are strong and the tacos are tasty.


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4 stars | Website | Portland International Airport (PDX)

67 | Free WIFI; Accepted animals ; bar | 1

Portland Japanese Garden; Washington Square Mall; Vancouver Mall

This southeast Portland property is every bit as hip as the city it calls to mind with its industrial-like lobby and adjacent jungle-inspired Hey Love bar, where colorful cocktails and comfort food go hand in hand. When guests aren’t hanging around the communal concrete fireplace, admiring the skyline from the fifth-floor Perch Balcony, or enjoying Hey Love, they can be found at the greenery-filled Doug Fir Lounge, which is a one-part music room. , restaurant of a party. After a day of shopping, drinking, and dining, enjoy in your spare room, which features large windows, plush bedding, and a sleek, yet compact workspace.


4 stars | Website | Portland International Airport (PDX)

150 | Free WIFI; Fitness Center; bar | 2

O’Bryant Square; Portland Japanese Garden; Governor Tom McCall’s Waterfront Park

The Woodlark Hotel occupies two historic buildings dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Enter to find an elegant lobby with geometric tile floors and leather sofas. Also on the lobby level are three food and beverage outlets. At Bullard, locals and travelers alike can feast on Southern and Tex-Mex inspired dishes, from Silent Puppies to Mushroom Fajitas. Good Coffee sells — spoiler alert — coffee, as well as kolaches, breakfast burritos, and other morning staples. Finally, Abigail Hall serves craft cocktails in an elegant setting. Rooms are simple but sophisticated, with vibrant green headboards, patterned accent walls, and prints by Portland-born photographer Imogen Cunningham.


4 stars | Website | Portland International Airport (PDX)

26 | Free WIFI; Bar; sauna | 1

Portland Japanese Garden; Washington Square Mall; Vancouver Mall

KEX, a design-driven, community-driven Icelandic hospitality company, opened its first and only American outpost in Portland in 2019. The ground floor, decorated with artwork, is the place to be. great for mixing, mingling and people-watching. Overnight guests also have access to exclusive spaces like the cozy library lined with comfy sofas and the “secret” courtyard tucked away behind the downstairs restaurant and flanked by brick walls. This property also offers private and shared rooms — filled with unique wall art and vintage furniture — which is especially great for budget-conscious travelers who don’t want to sacrifice comfort or style. The hotel’s lobby bar and restaurant, Pacific Standard, serves as a modern West Coast dining room and bar. Open until midnight, famed Portland bartender Jeffrey Morganthaler spearheads the concoctions of cocktails and libations here.


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5 stars | Website | Portland International Airport (PDX)

331 | Free WIFI; Fitness Center; Room service | 3

Portland Japanese Garden; Portland Museum of Art; Oregon Maritime Center and Museum

The Nines is a destination in itself. Take the elevator to the eighth floor to arrive in the bustling lobby adorned with artwork. Speaking of art, The Nines has an impressive collection of over 400 works – including sculptures, paintings and installations – decorating the common areas and guest rooms (which also feature stylish touches like crystal pendant lights, curtains in satin and recamiers covered in Tiffany blue velvet). The hotel’s atrium is home to Urban Farmer, a modern steakhouse, while the 15th-floor departure serves modern Asian cuisine in a stylish setting with two rooftop terraces overlooking the city.


This four-star hotel is brimming with the quintessence of the trend imbued with the Kimpton brand. Located on the banks of the Willamette River in downtown Portland, it faces a waterfront park and boardwalk, making it ideal for an afternoon stroll. Their charming cottages are comfortable. The on-site restaurant, King Tide Fish & Shell, serves ambrosial dishes that blend Oregon seasonality with Peruvian and Japanese influences.


4 stars | Website | Portland International Airport (PDX)

78 | Free WIFI; Accepted animals ; Breakfast included | 1

Portland Museum of Art; Portland Japanese Garden; O’Bryant Square

With its central downtown location, guests of the Ace Hotel Portland are never too far from all the entertainment the city has to offer. In the lobby of this hip hotel, you’ll find several couches to lounge on with your caffeinated drink of choice, which you can grab from the adjacent Stumptown coffee roasters. Like KEX, Ace Hotel Portland also offers shared and private rooms, each uniquely designed with original artwork. Some even have bonuses like clawfoot tubs and in-room record players. (In short, no two rooms are the same here.) No matter what room type you book, all guests receive a free continental breakfast each morning.


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