Original art fits well with the vintage furnishings
Exploring Portland's Pearl District on wheels on the Ace's free rental bikes
Happy Hour scene at Clyde Common
What To Know
The tongue-in-cheek vibe jives best among young 20- and 30-somethings.
The Ace has a boutique party atmosphere
Portland gets a lot of rain from December through February; bring your galoshes
Portland’s scenesters are well represented at this rehabbed downtown hotel, buzzing with the trademark Ace style
Leather couches, bartenders in fedoras, check-in clerks with suspenders, girls in Frye boots and art, art everywhere. Just about every demographic of Portland’s scenesters is represented at this rehabbed downtown SRO (single room occupancy) where Drugstore Cowboy was filmed. Now it's buzzing with the trademark Ace style that's the talk of the travel world, from New York to Palm Springs. Upstairs, rooms are stocked with primo Ace goodies like record players with old-school vinyl, Pendleton blankets, and wooden desks with Eames shell chairs. The hub of activity, though, is the lobby, where guests park themselves on worn-in leather couches with coffee from the adjacent Stumptown or inside the vintage self-serve photo booth. In the evenings, the scene moves to Clyde Common, the Ace’s bar and restaurant that serves vaguely European bites such as carrot gnudi and pan-roasted cod with eggplant and where mixologists make sure the cocktails come out precise and strong.
In the Area
The Ace is right in the heart of Portland's Pearl District, home to some of the city's best eating, shopping and coolest art galleries. Trek a block and find great secondhand goods at Magpie, which has everything from Member’s Only jackets to Lucite cufflinks. Brunch is big at Mother’s Bistro & Bar, and the lines get long early at this popular spot. Try the migas. Another popular brunch spot, Screen Door is a hit with anyone who wakes up hungry. If you’re not worried about your weight, the breakfast corn dog with cracked pepper maple syrup is transcendent.
Ace Hotel Portland
1022 SW Stark St.
Portland, Oregon 97205
How to Get There
Flights are available to Portland International Airport (PDX) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Taxis are readily available at PDX and cost approximately $30 per taxi, each way.