Inn at Northrup Station
Look past twee, hipster Portland and you’ll discover there’s another side to the city, one that’s fun and bold, a little bit silly, a little bit homey, and not concerned with how many “Top 10” lists it makes. Welcome to the Inn at Northrup Station, a friendly all-suites hotel in the hip Nob Hill neighborhood. With the look of a 1970s motel block on the outside, the inn was entirely reimagined with the help of local artists, who transformed it into a vibrant, retro-inspired getaway. Each spacious suite is outfitted with a modern granite kitchen, a marble bathroom, and maybe even a private balcony. It’s like a private pied-à-terre in one of the city’s coolest areas. Sure, the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but breakfast is included, free happy hours are held several evenings a week, and the location puts you within a stone’s throw of some of the city’s best eateries (and yes, the staff has the inside scoop on all the local spots). Guests get free streetcar passes, making it even easier to explore Portland like a local. Because, yes, this place makes you never want to go home.
By Kate Thorman, AFAR Contributor
2025 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209, USA