Knowing where to stay is the first step to planning your Portland getaway. We suggest booking a room at the newly opened Canopy by Hilton in the bustling Pearl District. Not only is the modern hotel within a fifteen-minute drive from the airport, but, once there, it’s within walking distance of a plethora of Portland hot spots, including the city’s famed Powell’s Bookstore, Living Room Movie Theater, and the Alder Street food cart pod.
An abundance of restaurants and pubs can be found within a few blocks of the hotel, but don’t miss an opportunity to dine in the open dining area (also known as Canopy Central) that attracts visitors on their way to a gallery (there are several on the block) or the nearby park.
Hilton has considered a multitude of hotel elements with their latest 115-room west coast property—which is oozing with Berkeley vibes—and has sourced a wide array of amenities from locals in the surrounding area. Consider the hotel’s art collection, a carefully curated selection of pieces from the neighboring Elizabeth Leach Gallery—estimated to be worth over $400,000—can be found in the lobby, dining area, and Jacqueline Rose Gallery off the foyer. Perhaps the focal point of the entire collection is Portland-based artist Sean Healy’s “Flight Pattern,” a comissioned art piece that pays homage to the famous Chapman school Vaux swifts, which come to roost every September.
Added touches in suites also highlight local makers, including artisan pillows sourced from local designers and framed prints from Portland artists. Take advantage of the newly designed un-closeted closets, which offer an open space for guests to store clothing and bags, as well as the hallway water stations, perfect for refilling your portable water bottoms after a long run or bike ride (bicycles are provided by Canopy by Hilton).
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