Re-Opening our Portland Hotel Any business opening is special, as you hope to share your vision and something new with the world. But on the cusp of the end of the pandemic, and witnessing the most important social justice movement of our lifetime, we have to say that this re-opening feels a little extra [...]
10 MUST DO THINGS IN PORTLAND (that you might have missed last time):
What to do in Portland Portland is filled with amazing shops, restaurants, and parks to explore. But the really good stuff is just off the beaten path, maybe even hidden in plain sight. Here’s a local’s guide to some of the really fun hidden stuff to do in Portland, and it’s all totally open: Powell [...]
What’s Open in Old Town Chinatown Portland 2020/2021? A Comprehensive Map | Updated Frequently
We are alive! When you feel safe to do so, we welcome you to come visit your favorite businesses in Old Town Chinatown. If you're wondering what's open in Old Town Chinatown Portland, look no further. We've built an interactive and frequently-updated map that outlines all the businesses who are open, and would love your [...]
How The Society Hotel Bingen is Handling the COVID-19 Coronavirus (Updated 5/2/2021)
The Society Hotel Bingen and The Society Hotel Portland are open for business and we are focused on the health and safety of our guests, staff and community. Looking for our Portland COVID-19 FAQ and policy changes? Click here. At this time, we are trying our best to reduce the impact on the guest experience while also [...]
Eight Itineraries for the “Perfect Day” in the Columbia River Gorge
For the adventurous type, there’s a LOT of things to do in the gorge. For everybody else, well – there’s still a lot for you too. We’ve put together eight itineraries for things to do while visiting the Columbia River Gorge. Which personality type speaks most to you?
We’ve Opened a New Location in Bingen, Washington!
Nestled within the jaw-dropping Columbia River Gorge, The Society Hotel Bingen offers a refined off-the- beaten-trail experience for travelers and getaway-seekers alike. There are surprises around every corner in this converted schoolhouse, beautiful communal spaces for sharing moments with friends and fellow travelers, and blissful relaxation waiting for you in our underground sanctuary and brand-new spa.
This trusty guide to Portland restaurants open after midnight will help you find that late-night bite in downtown when most of the all-ages spots have already closed their doors. We’ve narrowed down some of our favorite spots to grab food near Old Town/Chinatown that are open to anybody, serve food until 2am or later, and we’ve outlined which of them even offer vegan options!
Things We Wished We Knew About Portland Before Visiting
Your first day in any new city can be both intimidating and exhilarating. Many people traveling to Portland have a very specific idea of what the city is supposed to be like, based on what they’ve read, heard or seen on TV (we’re looking at you, Portlandia). Here’s a few of the Portland quirks to know about, to help you start feeling like a local right away!
Portland has plenty to offer for anybody traveling on a budget! There’s always something interesting going on somewhere in the city for those adventurous enough to seek it out. Here are some of our favorite go-to spots that offer a couple hours worth of entertainment, and won’t break the bank.
In our new recurring series, we explore all the best things to do in Portland while using Trimet. This article covers the #8 bus line, whether you’re taking it Northbound or Southbound, including the Portland Art Museum, Saturday Market, some of our favorite bars, a unique thrift store and secret jazz spot.
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.
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.
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