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Portland’s hipster reputation, award-winning food and drink venues – 70 draft breweries and counting – and outdoorsy attitude have helped make this unassuming Pacific Northwest city a world-famous destination.


The Craftsman-styled RiverPlace Hotel is a welcoming place to relax after a long flight or day of exploring the sights. From the laid-back staff to the warming stone fireplaces surrounded by cosy armchairs, the riverside hotel reflects Portland’s low-key vibe. It is impossible not to slow down and enjoy the surroundings here. It’s a couple of blocks from the heart of the city centre and close to the Willamette River that runs through Portland, so there’s no excuse not to get out and stroll or cycle along the river’s pathways – when the weather permits.

The Heathman Hotel personifies Portland’s knack for blending tradition with modernity. The hotel’s classic, understated elegance – complete with Beefeater-costumed doormen – provides all the “mod cons” in a soothing atmosphere. Rooms are beautifully turned out, with lots of wood panelling and crown moulding. And the hotel’s mezzanine library, a favourite haunt for visiting authors, is home to more than 2,700 signed books.

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