10 December, 2023, 20:14

The Ultimate Guide to Spring in Portland, Oregon

A springtime visit to Portland, Oregon should be on everyone’s bucket list. With longer days, moderate weather, less rainfall, cherry tree blossoms, and flowers blooming around this iconic Pacific Northwest city, visitors will find it to be a great place to visit in the spring months. Plus, Portland is known as the “City of Roses” and springtime visitors have the chance to attend the city’s signature event, Portland Rose Festival, which runs from late May through early June.

Here are four hotels to check out along with the top things to do for your next visit to Portland:

Dossier

Situated between the Willamette River and the lush playground of Washington Park, Dossier Hotel is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel perfectly placed for the urban explorer in the heart of downtown Portland. Offering travelers a remarkable immersion into the city’s curated culture, each of Dossier’s art-filled rooms and suites features locally inspired amenities bringing the spirit of Portland into the hotel. During your stay at Dossier, be sure to dine at Bistro Adler. New to the hotel, Bistro Adler’s seasonal menu celebrates the diverse, culinary bounty of the Pacific Northwest in an upscale, yet relaxed setting inspired by the traditional bistro of France. For foodies looking to get out and explore the local culinary scene, the city is also known for offering some of the most genuine culinary wonders and craft beers on the west coast. With endless restaurants, bars, and coffee shops on every block, it’s a difficult task to determine which ones are the absolute best.

Hotel Lucia

With an ideal location in vibrant downtown Portland, Hotel Lucia is renowned for its expansive photography collection, eclectic art and unforgettable style. A space that’s been hosting gatherings and collaborators since 1909, the charming building is on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to offer an endlessly comfortable, cultured and creatively inspired stay. At Hotel Lucia, travelers are luckily within walking distance of Portland’s most exciting restaurants, galleries, shops, brewpubs and distilleries. Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel are the colorful rose-tipped rows of the picturesque International Rose Test Garden, featuring over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 650 varieties. A springtime visit is ideal to see the blooms, with the peak happening around June. Take a peaceful and fragrant stroll through the rows, enjoy the unbeatable skyline view, or snap some amazing floral selfies – perfect for Instagram.

Sentinel

Named after the statues decorating its roofline, Sentinel is a classically Northwest hotel in Portland that speaks to forward-thinking movers and shakers. With an extensive list of signature amenities, a curated art collection, and two of the city’s finest culinary establishments, guests are in good company at Sentinel. For the outdoorsy type, venture to Cathedral Park in North Portland, where adventurers will find the park nestled under the Instagram-worthy St. Johns Bridge. Named for the Gothic bridge supports that create the soaring cathedral-like arches and situated on a Willamette River beach and across from the tree-lined hills of Forest Park, it’s arguably the most serene of all of the city’s parks. Bring a picnic and sit on the grass, take a walk along the path, or just enjoy the spring bloom.

Hotel deLuxe

Designed to hearken back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, Hotel deLuxe is a refined property that combines an art deco aesthetic with modern art. Located in the charming Goose Hollow neighborhood, Hotel deLuxe is within a short walk of one-of-a-kind boutique shops, award-winning restaurants, elegant cocktail bars, museums and art galleries. Also, just a few blocks away, travelers will find world-class live sports, waterfront vistas on the Willamette River, and unmatched views of Washington Park, the Rose Test Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden. For cocktail enthusiasts, check out the Driftwood Room, offering legendary drinking experiences like Champagne cocktails and flights of Manhattans alongside expertly curated bar bites. Or after a day of outdoor adventure, stop by Gracie’s. With soaring ceilings that drip with elegance and Hollywood style, Gracie’s looks like something out of a silver screen. Menu offerings range from classic American fare to innovative locally sourced dishes, your tastebuds are sure to leave delighted.

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