by Hannah Lewis

Ace Hotel, Portland

A homely hipster haunt in the heart of the city.

Absolute Highlight

Saturday brunch in Ace’s bustling restaurant, Clyde Common.

In a nutshell

No. of rooms
The design aesthetic is...
shabby chic.
The typical guest is...
a cold brew sipping, fixy riding hipster.
The sustainability features (ie. plastic free, recycling, green wall, garden) are...
using reclaimed materials and vintage furniture.
The location is...
in the heart of Portland.
Interaction is encouraged by....
the cosy shared spaces, particularly the lobby lounge.
You should stay here because
it is the original Ace hotel and optimizes Portland.
What took you there?

I had always wanted to travel to Portland as I had heard how wonderfully weird people the Portland people are. And it happens to be the birthplace of Ace Hotel’s, so I naturally had to go and check it out.

What was your room like?

It felt more like a bedroom than a hotel room, in a good way. Each room is filled with locally made or vintage furniture and original artworks from locals adding to the character. I become particularly fond of the wool blanket (which you can buy), especially when I wrapped myself in it while watching the street down below from the huge windows one rainy afternoon.

What about the venue

The hotel is in an old historical building so the rooms are cosy, some a little pokey, but that adds to the charm. It feels like you’re staying at a friends house rather than a swish hotel.. We spent plenty of time reading the papers and escaping the rain in the lobby and made use of the photo booth and bikes for guests to enjoy too. The hotel sums up Portland hospitality – warm, approachable and full of character.

Tell us about the destination

I can’t recommend Portland enough, it is such a quirky, beautiful city that beats to the sound of its own drum. It’s also not too far from beautiful Oregon wilderness so you can enjoy a city break, and outdoor adventures at the same time. On Saturday morning we got up early to explore the Multnomah Falls waterfall and nearby hikes before an afternoon of mimosas and brunching at the hotel’s restaurant, Clyde Common. Talk about a perfect Saturday!

Who did you meet there?

A New York couple on a weekend getaway.

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Surrounding Activities

Food Truck Feast

Eat like a king on a peasant budget at one of the many food trucks around the city.

Food Truck Feast

Multnomah Falls

Be blown away by the beauty of Multonmah Falls.

Multnomah Falls

Dine at Le Pigeon

Enjoy a meal by one the best voted chefs in America at Le Pigeon. Get there early and try and snag a seat at the bar.

Le Pigeon

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