Resting atop the landmark Meier & Frank Building, the hotel’s interiors are visually striking and its service impeccable.
Adjacent to Pioneer Square, the hotel is well located in what is one of America’s premier walking cities. Go for a wander past nearby boutiques, stop off for a craft microbrew and dine in the fashionable Pearl District. Or, hop on the nearby MAX light rail to explore the city’s gardens, trendy neighbourhoods and museums, including the excellent Portland Art Museum. Further afield, there are day trips to close by mountains, wine country and hiking trails.
Each of the 331 luxurious guestrooms is graced with works by renowned local artists, setting the tone for contemporary accommodation that’s sure to impress. Marble bathrooms feature gleaming chrome fixtures and cosy terry cloth robes while chic bedrooms are subtly accented with splashes of colour. Wireless internet and 42” TVs ensure that it’s not just the décor that’s modern. Upgrade for larger rooms or suites that offer a separate living room complete with opulent design touches and a wet bar.
The Nines features three disparate restaurants, catering for Portland’s demanding taste buds. Located on the top of the hotel, Departure serves a range of Asian delicacies including market-fresh sushi and wok fried delights. There’s also the Urban Farmer Steakhouse whose focus on sustainable ingredients and simple, straightforward preparations places an emphasis on succulent natural flavours. The beef options are especially good, including grass-fed Oregon, grain-finished and corn-fed cuts. For cocktails and snacks The Library is open until 11pm daily.
In terms of recreation, there’s a billiards room and a 24-hour fitness centre, featuring state-of-the-art cardio equipment and professional-grade free-weights. You’ll also enjoy complimentary towels, water and even earphones. Personal trainers are available upon request. There’s also the rustic steakhouse saloon along with the views of Departure’s contemporary rooftop bar.
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