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A host of new properties on the horizon in Portland
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After a day of devouring the sights, sounds and flavors of Portland, there’s no better reward than a comfortable pillow. As the city attracts increasing numbers of visitors from near and far, hotel developers are meeting the demand: Ten new properties are currently in the works in and around downtown.

An 1880s building in Old Town Chinatown is being transformed into a 36-room budget-conscious boutique hotel and hostel in the thick of the city’s vibrant nightclub scene; opening this summer, The Society Hotel will house a lobby, café and bunk room on the ground floor, rooms with shared and en suite baths above, and a rooftop terrace. In the Lloyd District, Hotel Eastlund is expected to open in May, featuring a street-level café and wine bar and a rooftop restaurant by renowned Portland restaurateur David Machado.

Two downtown properties are planning 2016 openings: The historic Cornelius and Woodlark buildings on S.W. Alder St. will retain their distinct external features as they transition into a 150-room hotel in a $30 million renovation by Provenance Hotels, and Hilton is building a luxury hotel at S.W. Jefferson St. and Second Ave. as part of its new boutique brand, Curio. Hilton is also breaking ground on a Canopy hotel in the Pearl District this fall. Meanwhile, the Oregon Pioneer Building is being converted into a boutique hotel — the building’s historic Huber’s Café will remain — and the Grove Hotel is proposed as a 52-room lifestyle hotel in a renovated building at N.W. Fourth Ave. and Burnside St.

Courtesy of Travel Portland.

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Michael Beener
Michael Beener
Michael is the Editor-in-Chief of Go Jetting and Explorer Magazine. An avid traveler, Michael is out of the office more than in the office. Along with travel, he enjoys cycling, photography and the general outdoors.