Vintage, hip and eco-friendly, Portland as a honeymoon destination is jam-packed with cozy and romantic accommodations to use as a launching point for your adventures. Whether your plans include exploring the town’s outdoor elements, touring the numerous rose gardens, or coffee-shop-hopping, here are three of our overnight picks for location and luxury.
Hotel Vintage Plaza
While Portland has more than a few boutique hotels, the Hotel Vintage Plaza’s historic location wins first prize for romance. Completed in 1894, the hotel was designated a Portland historical landmark in 1985 and is both a key player in Portland’s current culture and an important part of the city’s past, combining up-to-date accommodations with historic charm.
Otherwise known as the Pocket House, this eco-minded “urban cabin” is a unique alternative to the traditional hotel stay. A fully-furnished guesthouse near the city center, this cute and quirky locale was built in 2012 and made entirely from reclaimed materials and soy-based insulation – earth-friendly and ready for action.
Trendy and accessible, not to mention an ideal blend of simple luxury, sustainability, modern comfort and vintage details, the Ace Hotel is located in historic downtown near Pearl District. A mere skip, hop and bike (the hotel offers free bike rentals) or bus ride from numerous city attractions the hotel is close to both Powell’s City of Books and the Washington Park Rose Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the hotel lobby to take some classic, black and white analog photos in the hotel’s photobooth during your stay.
Credit: Ace Hotel