River’s Edge Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Farm-to-table Aquariva restaurant overlooks the Willamette River and serves a knockout Sunday brunch
- Eight locally brewed beers on tap at the bar
- Comprehensive menu of spa treatments with natural, organic and eco-friendly products
- Guests have free use of the hotel's bicycles
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The river setting may not be as convenient as downtown for some travelers
- The decor is simple, but the guestrooms feature tons of natural light and leafy views
- Pets are allowed, with a $50 per stay fee
- Guests must be 18 and over to use the spa
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Thanks to its tranquil location beside the Willamette River, this 99-room property is poised to take advantage of all the outdoorsy, Portlandia-style charms of this West Coast hot spot. While the decor is simple, the guestrooms feature tons of natural light and leafy views. (It’s worth splurging on a suite for a gas fireplace to keep you warm through those chilly Pacific Northwest nights.) On sunny days guests can hang out beneath the red umbrellas on the riverfront terrace at the Aquariva restaurant, which also serves a hearty Sunday brunch featuring calorific treats like crispy citrus brioche french toast. This being Portland, the restaurant leans heavily toward artisanal produce grown and raised using responsible, sustainable, fair trade practices, and the 13,000-square-foot spa continues the theme, utilizing top-notch natural, organic and eco-friendly products from lines like Eminence Organic Skin Care and Clarisonic. The bar, meanwhile, serves spirits infused in-house and has a daily happy hour — a perfect excuse to order that second Oregon craft brew.
In the Area
Nab one of the hotel’s free bicycles and pedal your way downtown via the scenic Willamette Greenway Trail. Join the rest of the book nerds at Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest new and used bookstore, which also offers a publish-your-own book department and hosts regular events and readings by high-profile authors. Don some roller skates and take a spin around the Oaks Park rink, then get hyped up on espresso from one of the original pioneers of the Third Wave Coffee movement, legendary Portland roasters Stumptown.
How to Get There
There is a nightly $28 resort fee on top of your rate, $50 pet fee, & $30 daily valet fee. Despite all of the additional fees this is a very nice place in a beautiful location on the river. Just be prepared for the fees.
River's Edge is our "go to" hotel in Portland. We were there to see a show (Booker T. Jones ... still kickin' it) but didn't want to leave the dogs at home. From the experience of several visits to Portland we know that we can always count on River's Edge. The hotel does more than accept dogs ... they genuinely like them. The dogs are comfortable and can sense that they are welcome. The waterfront trail is the ideal place to walk dogs in the morning and the sunrise over the river is stunning. We travel to Portland frequently. This is the best and we've not even considered a different Portland hotel for several years now.
This hotel was very nice for those not needing or wanting to be in the middle of downtown Portland. It is a short drive to downtown though. Very clean and comfortable! Fodd is fantastic, though a bit pricey.