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$199 or less
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Ace Hotel
1022 S.W. Stark Street
Portland , Oregon
97205
Tel: 503 228 2277
reservations.pdx@acehotel.com
acehotel.com/portland

The Ace Hotel is ground zero for Portland's hipsters: You'll find turntables and vinyl in the rooms, art by local artists painted right on the walls, old army lockers propping up desks, and myriad other vintage accents throughout. The public spaces are almost dauntingly cool: The dark-wood lobby is full of tech types in small glasses working on their Macs, and the business center is lined with design mags and literary publications like The Believer. But before you rush to book your room, it's worth remembering that the Ace considers itself a budget hotel. Although long on style, it can be short on creature comforts. The 79 rooms have plain (but comfy) blankets by famous local wool company Pendleton, clip-on utility lamps for reading lights, shower stalls and sinks often located right in the room itself, and seriously basic toiletries. If you're dying to see what all the fuss is about, spring for one of the deluxe rooms, which have more conventional bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and are considerably more spacious. And if sleep is important to you, ask for a quiet room off the street. Additional bonuses: Stumptown Coffee Roasters in the adjoining lobby serves the city's best coffee. Clyde Common, one of Portland's most buzzy new bars and restaurants, is right downstairs, and Powell's City of Books is just a block away.

$200-$299
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Heathman Hotel
1001 S.W. Broadway
Portland , Oregon
97205
Tel: 800 551 0011 (toll-free)
Tel: 503 241 4100
info@healthmanhotel.com
portland.heathmanhotel.com

The Heathman is old Portland through and through. Like a fine tweed suit, it is not flashy or trendy, but it does command a certain respectability. Yes, it offers guests all the modern amenities that you'd expect of a luxury hotel, but ultimately this is about preserving and showcasing the grandeur of another era. One look at the sumptuous tea court—with its high wood-paneled walls, its sparkling antique chandelier, its velvet armchairs, and baby grand piano—and you'll get the idea. Ideally situated near Portland's Center for the Performing Arts, the Heathman has a long-standing affiliation with the arts and boasts an impressive collection of its own. The rather sober neutral-toned rooms offer eye masks and earplugs, but techies can still plug in with iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi, and HDTVs. It's understandable why the junior suites, which offer more space than the rather cozy standard rooms, are quite popular. The Heathman Restaurant located just off the lobby is a convenient and distinguished white-linen option, and the adjoining bar is a popular happy-hour spot. Bookish types should check out the mezzanine library, which has played host to readings by everyone from Salman Rushdie to David Sedaris, and therefore has a vast collection of signed first editions.

$200-$299
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Hotel deLuxe
729 S.W. 15th Avenue
Portland , Oregon
97205
Tel: 866 895 2094 (toll-free)
Tel: 503 219 2094
info@hoteldeluxeportland.com
hoteldeluxeportland.com

Hotel deLuxe's decor draws on Hollywood's Golden Age for inspiration, with original gilt moldings, crystal chandeliers, and some 350 black-and-white photos of film stars. The overall effect is surprisingly glamorous for a city not known for glitz. The public spaces have an old-fashioned feel, but the rooms themselves are contemporary and refreshingly unstuffy, with up-to-the-minute amenities (HDTV, iPods, and so on). With buttery yellow walls, two-tone green curtains, high ceilings, and crisp white linens, they feel sunny, airy, and bright. The hotel is part of the mini chain Provenance Hotels, which focuses on personalizing the guest experience. So you can pick a pillow from the hotel's menu, choose from a selection of iPod programs, and make creative use of the "Make It So" button on the phone. The hotel's sexy lounge, the Driftwood Room, is a great place to savor a martini and mix with locals around a curving bar. Located just east of the downtown core, it's within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants.

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Hotel Lucia
400 S.W. Broadway
Portland , Oregon
97205
Tel: 877 225 1717 (toll-free)
Tel: 503 225 1717
info@hotellucia.com
www.hotellucia.com

The Lucia is the little black dress of the Portland hotel scene: versatile, elegant, and impeccably stylish. Sister property of the Hotel deLuxe, the black-and-white minimalism of the lobby highlights contemporary works by regional artists, and striking photos by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer David Hume Kennerly cover the walls of other public spaces. Although the look can be hipper-than-thou, the welcome is friendly, and the spaces are intimate and inviting. The rooms are an unfussy mix of neutral tones and rich textures (except for the bathrooms, some of which are painted a bold deep red), and feature all the high-tech amenities and creature comforts you'd expect from a luxury boutique hotel—from pillow menus and organic coffee to iPod docking stations and a "Get it Now!" button. The perfect location near downtown shops and the restaurants of the buzzing Pearl District makes up for the slightly small rooms—spring for a King Superior for a bit more space. And by all means indulge in the 24-hour room service from its outstanding Thai restaurant Typhoon.

$200-$299
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Hotel Monaco
506 S.W. Washington Street
Portland , Oregon
97204
Tel: 800 546 7866 (toll-free)
Tel: 503 222 0001
www.monaco-portland.com

Like other Kimpton hotels, the Hotel Monaco bucks the sterile and minimalist boutique trend in favor of character and whimsy. Upon entering, you'll likely be greeted by Art, the official hotel dog, who's got his own bed and painted portrait in the lobby (if your own furry friend is along for the ride, you can book a session with the on-site pet psychic). The hotel draws inspiration from the local artists; creative types appear once a month, and guests are invited to try their hand at painting at wine-and-cheese gatherings every evening. The hotel's cheerful signature stripes and the red and periwinkle colors in the Asian-themed lobby do a good job of offsetting the often monochromatic Portland weather. The spacious and high-ceilinged rooms do the same with a riot of patterns and textures—think plaids, stripes, and dots. The whimsy doesn't end there: Animal-print robes add a dash of sass, and teddy bears on the beds are a reminder of the building's history as a department store. All fun aside, the amenities are top notch—flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, l'Occitane toiletries—and the polished service shows that the hotel takes its job seriously. Ask for a room on one of the upper floors for maximum quiet. And if you get lonely, request a goldfish to keep you company for the duration of your stay. The staff is always happy to oblige.

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Jupiter Hotel
800 E. Burnside
Portland , Oregon
97214
Tel: 877 800 0004 (toll-free)
Tel: 503 230 9200
info@jupiterhotel.com
jupiterhotel.com

The Jupiter is the hub of Portland's indie rock scene, and you're missing the point if you book a room here just to get some sleep. The slick, mirrored lobby area—reminiscent of a disco ball—is run by cheerful, youthful staff with funky dyed-black tresses. This is all about enjoying the vibe, and there is no end of places and ways to partake of the fun. For one thing, the hotel adjoins the Doug Fir Lounge, one of the city's premier live music spots. A vast tented outdoor space strung with paper lanterns and lined with bamboo planters serves as a casual lounge. There's also Colorbomb Tattoo if you want a lifetime souvenir of your stay here, as well as a hair salon and a gift shop (with lollipops, ramen noodles, pink flamingo flip-flops, and other quirky buys). To further encourage socializing, all of the doors are covered in chalkboards (chalk provided) to allow you to unleash your creativity or leave a sexy note. The white-on-white rooms are pretty basic and send the message that you won't be spending much time in them.

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The Nines
525 SW Morrison
Portland , Oregon
97204
Tel: 877 229 9995 (toll-free)
www.thenines.com

When a place bills itself The Nines—and is built into the upper floors of a historic downtown department store—expectations are understandably lofty. Consider them to have been surpassed: The 331 rooms are stunningly chic, with nods to the building's fashionable history (dark woods, sleek glass, polished metal light fixtures, dangling strands of leaded crystal against the curtains, tufted white leather headboards, and a turquoise-velvet récamier positioned in front of large windows). The service is no less impressive, from the friendly doormen to the prompt room service staff, who deliver food that's as hot as it would be if you were in the dining room. The hotel still honors Portlanders' highly local sensibility with a library stocked by Powell's City of Books; locally commissioned original art; and Urban Farmer, a steak house with perfectly prepared beef (no fewer than eight types, including corn-fed, grass-fed, and grain-finished) served under the glow of large-scale video panels displaying the city's trademark bridges. If you can tear yourself away from your room's luxe embrace, Portland's best restaurants, most interesting arts venues, and top shopping are a pedestrian-friendly stroll away.

$400 or more
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Stephanie Inn
2740 South Pacific
Cannon Beach , Oregon
97110
Tel: 800 633 3466 (toll-free)
Tel: 503 436 2221
info@stephanie-inn.com
www.stephanie-inn.com

Located about an hour and a half west of Portland, Stephanie Inn offers a refined and comfortable way to enjoy the Oregon coast. Within 15 seconds of setting down your bags, you can be walking along the wide sandy beach and admiring the silhouette of Cannon Beach's landmark 250-foot-high monolith, Haystack Rock. The somewhat formal, old-school experience includes a complimentary wine-and-cheese hour in the late afternoons, a nightcap in the evenings, and turndown service. Massages are available as well. The conservatively decorated rooms, a mix of deep reds, dark woods, and neutrals, are pleasantly spacious, with a sitting area and fireplace. Spring for a second-floor oceanfront room—or better yet, a third-floor suite with vaulted ceilings—to maximize that view. Given Oregon's unpredictable weather, you may find yourself curling up in the inviting library/chartroom with a book rather than strolling on the beach. If you don't opt for the formal reservation-only four-course dinner, then you'll need to hop in your car, as the inn is located a couple of miles south of the center of town.

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