As soon as you walk through the doors to The Porter Hotel,  there is a modern elegance that envelopes you.

A beautifully  peaceful combination of vibrancy and calming earth tones invite you in, with mood lighting reminiscent of the infamous rock star Roosevelt hotel in Hollywood.

With one of the strictest COVID lockdowns in the US, Portland’s economy suffered more than most. But this beautifully resilient, considerate and community-minded city is an inspiration to all.

I was greeted by The Porter Hotel’s Director of Operations, Willy, a warm and friendly bestie with a wealth of international hospitality experience. He explained they opened a year ago when it was thought Covid was coming to an end. Even though the lockdowns continued with the second wave, the resilient staff rallied with their small, yet strong team, and they all came through shining like diamonds.

The Porter’s rooms are absolutely immaculate and beautifully decorated; from the warm wooden accent wall above an outrageously large and comfortable bed, to the ambient backlighting throughout the room and the soft wallpapered walls. The stylish and rustically elegant barn door to the bathroom was just another added design touch.

We all know, in most hotel rooms, there is always a struggle of where to lay your luggage and not stub your toe on it. But, here, at The Porter, the rooms are refreshingly spacious.  There is very ample space for lounging with a very lengthy, comfortable settee that maybe Kevin Love could even laze on.

The simple, mood lighting enhances the relaxing and peaceful feeling of the room. You just don’t want to leave, but relax and…exhale.

I’m very impressed that The Porter has succeeded where most other hotels, even five star hotels, have failed with the attention to detail; quality wine glasses in the room, a magnifying, lit makeup mirror (that “natural” makeup  takes hours to apply!), unique,  gently lit night lights under the bathroom sink and a shower on/off knob placed at the opposite end of the shower, so you don’t get splashed with cold water when you turn it on! Happy times!

After a solid and scrumptious breakfast in the cafe, you can discover some of the finest restaurants in Portland’s foodie scene as The Porter Hotel is convenient walking distance to downtown.

And don’t forget to then finish the day off on the rooftop bar with their warming firepits and far-reaching views, or

if you prefer a plush, lobby bar with friendly and welcoming bar staff, you can chat the night away with your neighbors.

Other amenities include convenient on-site parking, a variety of four restaurants and lounges.

Hopefully The Porter Hotel will soon be able to be open their eateries again so we can all enjoy them with friends and work colleagues : the Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar that serves Italian chow looks deliciously tempting.

…. the Chiosco Pizza Window specializes in hand-crafted pizza, and the

Xport Bar & Lounge with its fabulous views of the city are a must!

What is definitely a wonderful surprise is being able to spend a full day relaxing using The Porter’s range of spa facilities; the relaxing indoor pool is designed at the level of a high end spa. The outdoor sundeck is a refreshing bonus too!

Exhale and enjoy the sauna & steam room! Ahhhh…….

…yoga space, meditation patio and ….. state-of-the-art fitness center for the more energetic!

The ‘extra’ extras I really appreciated were the complete Business Center, an elegant boardroom including wall to wall windows leading to an outdoor patio terrace, valet parking and digital check in.

Business clients can also enjoy custom-ordered award-winning menu of authentic Italian cuisine, created with their special Portland twist.

Hopefully I can enjoy the eateries next time I visit, as there will definitely be a next time to visit pretty Portland.

Address: The Porter Hotel, 1355 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA

Phone: +1 (503) 306-4800


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Hotel Reservations.

Even Reservations :

Heart London Magazine 5 Star Review

Service 5/5

Food 5/5

Bedroom 5/5

Covid-19 Cleanliness/Safety 5/5

Facilities 5/5

Suzanne, Heart London Magazine