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New lodging options continue opening in Portland

Inventory increases by nearly 50 percent in city center since 2016

Portland has always been known for its wealth of lodging options in the city center and beyond. There are five projects currently in development in the central city and 13 properties have opened in the city since 2018, including three properties during the Covid-19 pandemic. In all, this most recent wave of hotel development has resulted in almost a 50 percent increase in hotel inventory since 2016.

RECENTLY OPENED:

Lolo Pass (May 2021)

1616 E Burnside. https://www.lolopasspdx.com/
Across the river from downtown, Lolo Pass offers an upscale hybrid hostel experience in one the hippest and coolest areas of the city. With 87 rooms capable of hosting 282 guests in private and shared rooms, this new property offers options for any budget in the city’s dynamic Central Eastside District. A seasonal rooftop bar with amazing views and lobby restaurant and coffee bar rounds out the property. Lolo Pass’ enviable location along Burnside puts it steps away from some of the city’s most popular businesses such as Revolution Hall, culinary icon Cathy Whims’ Nostrana Italian restaurant, and the popular hipster bar hangout The Sandy Hut.

Hotel Grand Stark (May 2021)
509 SE Grand Ave. https://www.palisociety.com/hotels/hotel-grand-stark/
Perched in Portland’s Central Eastside District, across the river from the city’s downtown core, Hotel Grand Stark is a 57-room historic property that has been carefully and thoughtfully designed and reimagined back to its hospitality roots. The 1906 building is a four-story structure that was originally built as a hotel and formerly housed a legendary local furniture manufacturer for the past 80 years. The mix of king, queen and double-bedded guest rooms all feature fine Italian linens, bathrooms with luxe rain showers and Diptyque bath amenities, signature Palisociety stocked mini bars with gourmet snacks, SMEG mini refrigerators, and more. Select guest rooms offer views of downtown Portland as well as a dedicated workspace and cozy seating area.

The hotel is also home to two food & beverage concepts – the Grand Stark Deli and the forthcoming Bar Chamberlain – developed in partnership with the local culinary creative minds at Submarine Hospitality (Ava Gene’s, Tusk, Cicoria). The former pays homage to deli culture, incorporating the best of local Pacific Northwest ingredients and serving an approachable all-day menu from morning until late. Bar Chamberlain harkens back to the era of classic hotel bars featuring expertly crafted cocktails alongside a progressive, largely natural wine list anchored by a menu of crave-able snacks and comforting dinners.

Moxy Downtown (February 2021)
5085 SW 10th Ave. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pdxox-moxy-portland-downtown/
With 179 guest rooms, Moxy Portland Downtown is located in the vibrant downtown district, bordered by the Pearl and Culture Districts, just blocks away from the world’s largest independent bookstore, Powell’s City of Books, as well as Wildfang, Dr. Marten’s, and other great tax-free shopping. Check in at the bar in the bright, open lobby and receive a complimentary cocktail or coffee. Take advantage of ‘Plug and Meet’ gathering areas with modern ergonomic seating, large writing walls and 56-inch televisions for presentation projection. Other amenities include three food carts and a well-stocked bar featuring craft cocktails, wines by the glass and local brews. All bedrooms are equipped with 42-inch flat screen televisions, built-in USB ports and free WiFi.

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland (2020)
601 SW 11th Ave. https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/oregon/hyatt-centric-downtown-portland/pdxct
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Hyatt Centric Downtown opened in January 2020. Featuring 220 boutique rooms, with the option of corner rooms with city views or one-bedroom suites, Hyatt Centric is adjacent to the Pearl District with nearby attractions such as Forest Park, the Portland Japanese Garden, local breweries, shopping and fine dining. Hyatt Centric offers pet-friendly rooms, as well as an on-site fitness center and valet parking.

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center (2019)
375 NE Holladay St. hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/oregon/hyatt-regency-portland-at-the-oregon-convention-center/pdxrp
Adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center on the city's eastside, the long-awaited, 600-room Hyatt Regency Portland is Hyatt’s first full-service hotel in Oregon and offers meeting planners a committable block of 500 rooms directly across the street from the OCC. The Hyatt Regency Portland is a short walk from shopping and dining in the Lloyd neighborhood and professional sporting events at the Rose Quarter. Downtown Portland and the Central Eastside are minutes away via MAX Light Rail, Portland Streetcar or Biketown bike share. Visitors can ride MAX directly from Portland International Airport (PDX) to the hotel.

KEX Hotel Portland (2019)
100 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd. kexhotels.com
KEX, a “social hotel” from Reykjavik, Iceland, opened its first U.S. location in Portland in November 2019. The project revitalized the 22,500-square-foot Vivian Apartment building, built in 1911. Full amenities include rooftop deck/bar, ground-floor bar and restaurant Dóttir, live performance space, sauna, guest kitchen and laundry, and a flexible venue for private dining and events. The rooftop bar, Lady of the Mountain, incorporates small bites and frozen cocktails. Icelandic designer Hálfdan (Dáni) Pederson purchased objects from around the world for KEX, most made between 1920 and 1970, and refurbished them in a warehouse a block away from the site. The result is a space that feels inviting, low-impact, and timeless.

COMING SOON

Lotus Hotel Hyatt Unbound (2022)
245 SW Salmon St. hyatt.com/brands/unbound-collection
Another new addition from the Hyatt Luxury Brand Hotel is set to open on S.W. 3rd and Salmon St. in downtown Portland’s historic 1906 Hotel Albion Building – the building that had housed the Lotus Cardroom & Café in the ground floor since 1924. The hotel is set to be 180,000 square feet with 250 guest rooms. Plans include features of a conference center, a gym, a pool, a ground floor restaurant, a bar/market and a rooftop restaurant and bar.

Proper Hotel (February 2022)
1202 NW Irving St. http://www.nextportland.com/category/1202-nw-irving/
The Portland Proper Hotel is expected to be nine or 10 stories tall with a rooftop deck and swimming pool.

Hyatt Place (February 2022)
1202 NW Irving St. http://www.nextportland.com/category/1202-nw-irving/
An 11-Floor Hyatt Place will open in a 23-story building in the city’s Pearl District.

Ritz-Carlton (2023)
900 S.W. Washington St. https://www.ritzcarlton.com/
Portland will soon be receiving its first 5-star hotel in town by way of the Ritz- Carlton from Marriott International. The hotel is set to open downtown on S.W. 10th and Alder, with plans to offer 251 rooms and a pool on the 19th floor. The 35- floor tower will offer an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar on the 20th floor with panoramic views of the Cascade Mountain Range and Portland’s cityscape. The building will also feature over 13,000 square feet of meeting/office space, condos, and a food hall on the first floor.

Toyoko Inn (unconfirmed date)
S.W. 3rd & S.W. Oak St. toyoko-inn.com/eng/
The Japanese-based Toyoko Inn is set to open their latest property in downtown Portland. Currently, the building is proposing 610 room over 32 floors – which would give the hotel tower the highest hotel rooms in Portland. The ground floor is set to consist of the lobby and guest lounge with the second floor featuring conference rooms and a dining area.