Sure, the Hotel Vintage is vintage (it was built in 1894 as the Hotel Imperial, one of Portland’s most iconic grande dames, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), but its name is dedicated to another kind of vintage: the many renowned wines of the surrounding Willamette Valley. When the hotel reopened in 2015 after an extensive renovation, it announced partnerships with 117 local wineries (one for each guestroom), each of which sends a representative at least once a quarter to pour at the guest-only wine hour held each evening. Original artwork made from recycled corks can be found in each room, while the trendy lobby bar (named for Bacchus, the god of wine) and local landmark of a restaurant offer an impressive list of some of the best local and Italian wines.
Even those who don’t share the hotel’s passion for vino will find plenty to love, from the famously superlative Kimpton service to the custom Public bicycles to borrow and private outdoor hot tubs. And, of course, don’t forget the game room, an extension of the lobby bar, where in-the-know locals and guests mingle over retro video game consoles (Atari, anyone?), shuffleboard, and pool. We’ll raise a glass to that.