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Walking through the lobby of Dossier in downtown Portland is like taking a big breath of fresh air. The plant-filled lounge invites travelers to decompress, relax, and settle into the laid-back lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest. Start the day with a soak in the urban hot springs at Portland's wellness center, Knot Springs (guests receive membership access during their stay), take the afternoon off the beaten path with hundreds of trails at the nearby Forest Park, and meet up-and-coming designers and artists in the lobby at the daily 'Buch and Beer happy hour with the local brewery. With adventure, culture, and exciting cuisine, Dossier curates a harmonious experience with the surrounding landscape, while delivering the kinds of quirk and charm that guests expect from Stumptown.
At a Glance
The Vibe: A refined and polished retreat in the heart of downtown Portland.
Standout Detail: Travelers staying at Dossier get membership access to Knot Springs, Portland's social club and wellness haven for workout classes, spa treatments, and soaking sessions in urban hot springs overlooking the Willamette River.
This Place Is Perfect For: Urban travelers wanting a stylish base camp to explore Portland, as well as wellness enthusiasts taking their fitness routine on the road.
Rooms: 205 spacious guest rooms range from Standard, Premium, Premium Corner King, Loft, and a top floor Penthouse Suite with sweeping city views and a living room area with a private fireplace. Included in each room are Knot Springs sea-salt soaks and scrubs, Nespresso coffee makers, Italian Egyptian-cotton linens, flat-screen TVs, and an honor bar with a range of local spirits. Fending a midnight sweet tooth? Pints of locally-loved Salt & Straw ice cream can be delivered to your room to sample flavors as weird as Portland, such as pear and blue cheese, black pepper, and olive oil (it's better than it sounds).
On Site: Daily Beer & 'Buch happy hour with complimentary kombucha and craft beers by local Ferment Brewery. A lobby retail shop with handmade jewelry, gifts and home goods from local purveyors. Complimentary Shinola bikes to tour the downtown area and a 24/7 fitness center with Peloton stationary bikes. Guests can also take advantage of guided runs through the downtown area or nearby woodland trails in Forest Park with Wy'East Wolf Pack running club.
Food + Drink: Rosa Rosa, James Beard Award-winning chef Vitaly Paley's fifth Portland restaurant, serves an eclectic breakfast and all-day menu with dishes inspired by his European summer vacations with his wife and restaurant partner, Kimberly. Influenced by the culinary traditions born out of the Ottoman and Roman empires, Paley infuses seasonal ingredients from the mountains and the sea for his house-made pastas, chickpea crepes, and a signature braised-lamb meatball with sour cherries, sumac, and shallots, plucked from the menu at Çiya Sofrası in Istanbul, where he spent hours with the restaurant's chef-owner to get the dish just right. The beautiful light-filled dining room overlooks the bustling corner of Park Avenue and Adler Street with cozy circular banquette booths and a prominent marble-top bar. A second dining space, The Back Room, hosts nightly dinners with Italian classics and can be reserved for private events.
What to Do Nearby
The hotel is located one block from Pioneer Square and a short walk to some of the city's best attractions, including Powell's Books, the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. Take a morning stroll to the waterfront with a Blue Star doughnut and coffee in hand and check out the Portland Saturday Market (one of the largest in the U.S.), which sets up shop over the weekend. If you're in a shopping mood, head to feminist-powered Wildfang and Spartan Shop for home goods, or score on discount running shoes at Nike's Community Store.
When your mood shifts to cocktails, Driftwood Room in the Hotel DeLuxe is a swanky retro bar with actor-named martinis. No trip to Portland is complete without visiting the Portland Japanese Garden, a twelve-acre oasis that was once described as the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside Japan.