You’ll feel worlds away from the city on the porch of this modern lodge on the Willamette River, but the fact is downtown is only a mile away. A recent renovation left this 84-room property with a decidedly Portland identity: Now, yoga mats and Pendleton pillow shams are standard room accoutrements, and there’s a fleet of bicycles for guest use. Right outside your door you’ll find Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a giant, green lawn adjacent to a riverfront hike-and-bike trail, and the Hawthorne Bridge, the gateway to some of Stumptown’s coolest up-and-coming neighborhoods. At the end of the day, the hotel’s fire pit–equipped patio makes for a prime place to unwind.
AIRPORT Portland International (PDX)
RATE From $365
While You’re There
Sip Some Suds at Hair of the Dog. Located just across the Hawthorne Bridge, this brewery specializes in bottle-conditioned and barrel-aged beers.
Take a Ride on the Portland Aerial Tram, which offers outstanding views of the city skyline and Mt. Hood.
Treat Yourself to a brioche donut at Blue Star. The shop is convincing disciples of famed purveyor Voodoo that in this town, you can never have too much fried dough.