With incredible views and renowned dining, these five-star hotels in Portland, Oregon are perfect for a luxury getaway.
Portland may not be your first thought for a luxury escape, but that’s worth reconsidering. Picture river views cutting through city scenes, with snow-studded mountains in the background. Imagine a weekend spent hopping between relaxed moments at the Pacific Ocean, adventurous hikes through massive redwood forests, and intimate meals at some of the best restaurants in the country. Welcome to Portland, Oregon.
A grand, curving wooden staircase immediately welcomes you to the Heathman’s stunning history-soaked space. In the guest rooms, delicate metal fixtures shed gentle light on the room, while beautiful original art livens the walls. Downstairs, the crowning feature is a massive library with soaring ceilings and nearly three thousand books, each signed by their authors, former hotel guests themselves.
This beautiful boutique establishment caters to those who love design, incredible food, live entertainment, and perhaps best to those who love all three. Located across the river from downtown, with city views from the guest room windows, this stylishly sleek hotel impresses with Hey Love, a tropical-themed restaurant with mouth-watering dishes and an impressive plant display. Next door, the adjoining Doug Fir Lounge hosts live shows most nights of the week, in Portland-perfect digs.
A staircase sandwiched between walls of striking white marble welcome you into the breathtaking lobby of this luxury work-of-art hotel. Bedecked with gold trim, massive columns, and glittering chandeliers, the lobby is a statement on its own. The guest rooms, too, are elegant and stately, with huge windows draped in soft pastel curtains – it’s these simple touches that add a taste of luxury everywhere you look.
The lobby at Hotel Lucia beckons you in with massive leather couches and huge curving mustard chairs, more like an art gallery than a hotel. Guest rooms are stocked with fine local teas, ultra-soft robes, slippers, and Bluetooth speakers. Downstairs, the hotel bar and restaurant is one of Portland’s finest, serving up Pacific Northwest-inspired plates and cocktails to bring the evening together.
Simple and perfectly refined, the Hi-Lo takes modern, minimalist luxury to new heights. The lobby’s floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light, even on Portland’s gloomier days. Whimsical touches, like a hanging, swing seat, add fun to the class. Rooms are touched with the same simple decorating perfection, including curved windows, large tiled showers, and wood paneled walls.
Staying at The Porter is about maximizing luxury. Enjoy not one but four delicious dining options on-site, each offering a different cuisine and atmosphere. Curl up in a guest room window seat and take in the views of Portland’s unique buildings and winding Willamette River. At the end of a long day, find total relaxation in the warm indoor pool, accompanied by a whirlpool, sauna, steamroom, plush lounge chairs, and a peaceful outdoor meditation patio.
With one of the most beautiful locations in the city, this hotel doesn’t even need the stunning interior and luxurious amenities to add to the appeal – though they offer them regardless. Located right on the Willamette River, with the expansive pedestrian riverwalk trail to one side and sweeping views of downtown to the other, you’ll have no shortage of beautiful places to sit, relax, and enjoy the sights of Portland here.
What makes a luxury stay? Craft cocktails and bubbly in a leather-draped, creatively lit atmosphere? Around the clock recommendations from staff and virtual concierge? Plates of perfectly-cooked steak and fish, sourced from the area, in a stylishly decorated space? A rooftop lounge with fire tables and views of the sunset over the Portland skyline? Find it all, and more, at Sentinel.
Spend the day people watching in Pioneer Square, smelling fragrances at the eye-popping Rose Test Garden, and riding the aerial tram for the best views of the mountains and beyond. Return to the pristine luxury of The Nines. Offering beautifully-styled guest rooms with views of Portland, and an upscale on-site restaurant, you’ll enjoy grace and elegance everywhere you look.
Courtesy of Portland's White House Bed and Breakfast / AirBnB
Those seeking luxury with more personal touches should book a room at Portland’s White House B&B. Studded with gleaming alabaster columns, beautifully landscaped flowerbeds, and a trickling fountain centerpiece, owners Frank Groff and David Krause will blow you away with careful attention to detail. Think antique mahogany beds, walk-in showers and breakfast pancakes topped with fresh berries.