Photo courtesy of Provenance Hotels
The Heathman Hotel
Dating back to 1927, the Heathman is one of but a handful of Portland hotels listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While the rooms at this downtown landmark property are nothing to scoff at—with their ample use of gold-tinged decorative elements coupled with more subdued contemporary furniture—the common areas alone are enough to make this classically upscale property worth considering. The hotel's library is a bit of a local literary landmark, with thousands of autographed titles and regular wine hours on weeknights. Anglophiles will appreciate the doormen dressed in Beefeater costumes, and passersby with pups in tow might end up spotting a small fountain statue featuring a similarly clad bulldog, complete with a perpetually full water bowl for passing pups. In keeping with the English theme, there’s also an afternoon tea service here, a rarity in the laid-back, coffee-focused Pacific Northwest.
By Margot Bigg, AFAR Contributor
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA