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Very Good 9 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The vertical garden and modern firepits in the courtyard
  • The art, all by Oregon photographers, painters and sculptors
  • Riviera-inspired food at Nel Centro, headed up by one of the Portland’s most celebrated chefs
  • Walk to everything: waterfront, galleries, concert venues and restaurants
  • iPad in the lobby for guests to use
  • Read more about what to see and do in Portland, Oregon in our magazine section

What To Know

  • Valet parking is $27 per night
  • The three executive boardrooms are actually inviting, not your standard-issue hotel conference rooms
  • No fitness center on the premises, but free access to 24-Hour Fitness, just across the street
  • Two forms of public transportation — the MAX and the streetcar — are just a few short blocks away
  • The hotel was last renovated in June 2008


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

With a stay at Hotel Modera, you’ll be centrally located in Portland, steps from Wells Fargo History Museum and Keller Fountain Park. This 4-star hotel is close to Portlandia and Moda Center.

Make yourself at home in one of the 174 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Digital programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as wireless Internet access (surcharge) and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Portland? This hotel has 2732 square feet (254 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Hotel Modera
515 Southwest Clay St
Portland, OR 97201 United States


4.5 Very Good 9 Reviews
A Great New Place to Stay in Portland!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Portland every month and decided to change up my usual routine and stay at another hotel. I saw The Hotel Zags online and the pictures of the lobby hooked me to make a reservation. After further research they have an Instagram account for all the dogs that stay (zagswags), so I knew this would be a good change for my hotel experience in Portland. I LOVED IT!!!! The bathroom is large and covered in marble and very well lit, which is a big deal for me. I love the blue color of the walls and the décor of the room. The $15 credit for the mini bar allowed me a little treat courtesy of the hotel. They do not have a gym but something better, passes to 24 hour Fitness-I was able to get on my beloved stepmill, which 90% of hotel gyms do not have. I lucked out and had a great week of weather for May and the patio at the hotel was perfect to grab some sun. The staff was really friendly, especially Shelby with her rose colored glasses. I had a lovely stay and will be back in June!!

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was my first time staying at a hotel Zags. The lobby was beautiful. I love the ability to choose my own adventure. The gear shed was something new I have never seen. Bikes, boards, camera stuff, different adventure kits. The service was outstanding. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to make me feel at home. The room was very nice and one of the best beds. I would highly recommend the hotel if you are going to Portland.

Amazing Location, Great Service & Awesome Amenities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who sends a lot of time in hotels (I basically live in them), it's always so nice to be in a great location- especially when downtown. It doesn't get better than this! It's within walking distance of all of the great shopping and hotspots, but a few streets over so it's nice a quiet at night. It's also nearby stores that are great if you need to quick pop in and grab a few things (hey there Target!). The staff at the hotel and at the restaurant attached are wonderful! The really cool part of the hotel is the gear shed- it's been great to enjoy the spring weather in Portland by borrowing one of their bikes and if you had kiddos- there are lots of things in there that would be great for them to use to help keep them entertained (soccer balls, skateboards, hoverboards...). Love this hotel! :)

Beautiful hotel, great service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Th rooms were a bit small, but the rooms were configured to fully maximize all the space. Everything was nice, clean, and tasteful. Drinks and food in the restaurant were also amazing! Everyone we encountered was polite, friendly, and helpful.

Hotel Zags- an updated Hotel Modera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been staying at the Hotel Modera for several years now. Great location with a nice, small hotel vibe. The newly re-branded hotel, now named the Hotel Zags, really ups the hotel's game. New lobby, a sports room with bicycles, skateboards and other equipment for rent, makes the hotel a great base for seeing Portland by several transportation modes.

Valet parking is a bit too expensive.

Looking forward to my next trip to Portland.