PLACES, THINGS, STORIES AND PEOPLE
There's so much going on in Portland! Explore some of our favorite things through this handy guide.
How would you liked to be introduced? Co-owner, with my husband, Latif, of Kat + Maouche, an Oldtown Portland gallery specializing in vintage Moroccan rugs. How did Kat & Maouche Begin? With a decade of talk and one rather terrifying leap. Latif’s heritage and my academic interest had driven us toward a real […]
With Jen on board, she took the reigns on how to meld together art, history, the staff, and of course, winter lights...We identified that what we really wanted was intimacy - the experience would be in guests' rooms and would be interactive. In the fifteen minutes before they go to bed, guests will be given a few moments of creativity and reflection.
A look inside Heart Roasters HQ
They say everything looks different from up high, and The Society Hotel’s rooftop deck offers the best seats in the house to give you a new perspective on life. With stunning 360-degree views of downtown Portland, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Willamette River, and Cascade Mountains (including a peek at Mt. Hood on clear days) beyond, the deck is a relaxing spot to [...]
Melting Pot Is More than a Metaphor in Portland In a city of experimenters, artists, and free-thinkers, where cultural and culinary influences from around the globe have converged to mingle and blend, food is an essential part of the Portland experience. Endless combinations of every world cuisine are here for you to sample and explore, […]
Did you know that although been a hotel for a short time, our building has stood for over 120 years? This makes our home one of the oldest buildings in the city. Take a journey through the mysterious past of The Mariner Building and how it came to become what it is today.
Navigate Portland Part of getting around any city is understanding how it is laid out. The Portland area is intrinsically navigable, designed to be easy to get around. The city is divided into quadrants. The Willamette River (it’s “will-am-mette, dammit!) divides the city into east and west halves. Burnside Street (or, just “Burnside”) divides it […]
Keeping it Weird Portland is a place at the end of the road. . . literally. The Oregon Trail that brought so many across the western wilds reached its end not too far away. For more than 150 years, folks have journeyed to Portland in order to redefine themselves, discover a new path, to find […]
Each of Portland’s unique neighborhoods has a story to tell, and a one-of-a-kind flavor that is special to each quadrant. Let our guide to all of Portland’s hidden treasures lead you on a scavenger hunt to discover all that is natural, exciting, and weird in the City of Roses.