For a city so associated with creativity, you won’t be surprised to learn that Portland is home to a historic movie theater.
You also probably won’t be surprised to learn that – given Portland’s famed community spirit – the Hollywood Theatre has been owned by a non-profit organization since 1997. But hey, you’re in Portlandia, so there’s plenty more to do than the flicks – everything artisan, everything hipster and everything you could want from your accommodation. The best hotels are bookable on Culture Trip.
They claim that “anything can and will happen here”, which leaves a lot to the imagination – but let’s just talk about the certainties, shall we? You have the choice between nicely finished shared dorms or well-appointed private rooms, the latter of which have ensuite facilities. There’s also a shared kitchen if you’d like to cook – although the friendly lobby has a buzzy cafe and eclectic menu of its own – and there’s a rooftop terrace for sundowners.
This luxurious boutique hotel offers sweeping views – from the historic Central Eastside, to the glittering West Hills, down to the glowing Tilikum Crossing and finally up to the arch of the Fremont. The formerly run-down motel sparkles among the shops and restaurants of this trendy district, with its airy, minimalist rooms bearing touches including music streaming equipment and plump beds. Best of all for animal lovers: it’s pet-friendly.
This boutique hotel has a hint of pared-back Scandi chic, while the thoughtfully designed accommodation features state-of-the-art technology – including integrated sensors for heating and air conditioning, HDTVs with premium channels, smart fridges, and plenty of USB plugs for your gadgets. Most rooms have city views, too, while the rooftop restaurant offers local beers and the bar serves from its very own wine cave.
With their understated style, absolute attention to detail and healthy smattering of fun, it’s as if the Hoxton and Portland were made for each other. The gorgeous bedrooms here are a lesson in mid-century chic, with wood paneling, designer chairs, bougie bathrooms and brass lighting. There’s also in-room continental breakfast, an excellent rooftop cafe and a speakeasy-like subterranean bar.
To call this place a hostel would be doing it a disservice. Even the bunk rooms have a design flair that you wouldn’t expect, and the private rooms – with an ensuite option – are meticulously designed with a unique blend of vintage furnishings and modern amenities. Speaking of amenities, there’s free wifi, a buzzy rooftop cocktail bar and an excellent seasonal restaurant offering a Portland twist on Nordic cuisine.
Leaning away from the hipster elements of the city, this upscale, traditional hotel is nevertheless a treat, with every detail considered. A four-minute walk from the Portland Art Museum, the plush accommodation has recently been renovated and offers all the comforts you’d expect in a hotel of this standard. The prohibition-vibe restaurant offers a casual yet vivacious atmosphere, with a tasty comfort food menu and a carefully curated whisky selection.
Back to the quirky and boy, is this place a great example. At this hotel of tiny houses in the hip Kerns neighborhood, each little home – from shepherd’s huts to wagons and kooky trailers – has been excellently finished, with all details considered. Every one has complimentary wifi, as well as mini-fridges, coffee-makers and furnished porches. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops and bars nearby and there is regular live music for dancing the night away.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
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