Pet-friendly 4.5-star hotel in downtown Portland with a cocktail bar and access to locally made drinks and snacks
Hotel at a Glance: Dossier Hotel
It’s not just the Dossier’s location in downtown Portland that helps guests connect with the city. Dossier is a base camp for those who want to connect with Portland’s unique way of life. Guests can enjoy the considered ingredients sourced from the slopes of Mt.Hood at the nightly social hour featuring Ferment Kombucha and craft beers. Staff at this 4.5-star urban retreat will even deliver pints of locally made Salt & Straw gourmet ice cream, which is infused with ingredients like Oregon-grown lavender and olives.
- Room stats: WiFi available and a 350-square-foot layout, located on floors three–eight
- Stay active with access to streamed online workout from fitness experts in the comfort of your own room.
- Pampered pets: Four-legged guests are welcome for an additional $45 each per stay and get their own beds and treats.
- Rosa Rosa serves international cuisine inspired by the Ottoman and Roman Empires.
Portland, Oregon: Quirky Riverfront City Known for Its City Parks
Extensive bikeways, edgy chefs, indie-rock bands, and progressive environmentalists—counterculture is almost a way of life in Portland. And it’s certainly a source of civic pride. Locals have adopted the slogan “Keep Portland Weird,” which is brandished on bumper stickers and in businesses all over the town. The city has always been a little ahead of its time; it was originally planned with strict urban-growth boundaries that left plenty of room for parks and other green spaces. Today, in new developments, shops are built at street level with apartments above them—following a European model that complements Portland’s slightly European, laid-back atmosphere.
The downtown area is a refreshing mix of the traditional and the offbeat: high-rise buildings are interspersed with clothing boutiques and restaurants serving sustainable cuisine. Streets here are narrow and the blocks are compact to encourage walking, which visitors are wont to do to take in the parks, plazas, and fountains. A popular place to hang out is Pioneer Courthouse Square, a 40,000-square-foot public space often referred to as “Portland’s living room.” In warmer months, the square hosts free shows and festivals, as does Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, which was named 1 of 10 Great Public Spaces in America in 2012 by the American Planning Association.