Boasting Expansive City Views, Four Premier Dining Options and a Luxurious Indoor Pool
With distinct social spaces and unique design inspired by its waterside location, The Porter opens as a haven amidst the bustle of downtown Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 4, 2018) – Downtown Portland, Ore.’s newest luxury hotel, The Porter, has opened, boasting vast city views, 297 guest rooms, four premier dining options, an expansive library, a heated indoor pool with Jacuzzi, as well as a sauna room, steam room, meditation spa, locker rooms and a 24-hour fitness center. Inspired by the independence and natural beauty of Portland, the hotel resonates the city’s ambiance through its rich and textured aesthetic, with a name that personifies the tradition of personalized, anticipatory service.
“Portland has always been known for its ardent independence, natural beauty, and pioneer sensibilities,” said Andrea Murray, The Porter’s General Manager. “The Porter resonates with these very Portland sensibilities, and we are confident our guests will truly experience the best of the Pacific Northwest, even if their stay is only 24 hours.”
Merely a 20-minute ride from the airport, the hotel rises 16 stories above the thriving Fountain District in the heart of downtown Portland. Guests arriving to the Pacific Northwest can enjoy premier shops, popular restaurants, the Keller Auditorium and the Tom McCall Waterfront Park just a short distance away from The Porter. While Portland is known as one of America’s most walkable cities, the MAX Light Rail station is a quick stroll away for those looking to explore Greater Portland.
After a day of sightseeing, guests can unwind at the heated indoor swimming pool and sauna room or visit the 24-hour fitness center. With four new distinguished dining options, the hotel restaurants blend indulgence with Portland’s love for the outdoors. The rooftop restaurant and lounge features outdoor dining decks, cozy fire pits and stunning views of the mountains.
Each guest room offers a touch of home, complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, imperial bath products, a mini bar stocked with local products and a complimentary selection of coffee and tea to enjoy in the comfort of Frette robes and slippers.
Additional Hotel Features:
Dining: Executive Chef AJ Voytko, who was awarded the Youngest and Brightest Chef by Anthony Dias Blue and the Rising Star from James Beard Foundation, oversees The Porter’s four new dining options, all with seasonal cuisine inspired by the fresh and local ingredients of Oregon:
Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar features soulful Italian cuisine complemented by the endless bounty of the Pacific Northwest, and with an open kitchen and grill that take center stage.
Xport Bar & Lounge offers globally inspired small plates and crafted cocktails for guests to enjoy while perched high above the bustle of Portland on the hotel’s 16th floor. With two outdoor dining decks offering sweeping views of both the city and the Cascade Range, the lounge will take you, figuratively, to any place you wish to go.
Chiosco Pizza Window provides a taste of Terrane, serving Romano style pizza to people on-the-move.
The Portland Exchange Grocer & Goods is an ideal stop for guests heading out to explore Portland, serving a wide array of delicious offerings, from Italian-inspired breakfast sandwiches to fresh pastas prepared to go, with retail selections boasting local favorites.
Meetings and Events: The property features more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. All meeting rooms bask in natural light with city views and are fitted with blackout blinds, if needed. Ballrooms boast expansive private patio spaces for exclusive outdoor experiences. There is even a restaurant-style patio bar depicting the Oregon landscape, creating a unique conversation starter. Unexpected finishes, such as shagreen textures and mirror-like surfaces, along with organic topographical shapes, create a unique yet familiar space perfect for corporate and leisure travelers looking to host a great event.
Owned by Union Investment and managed by Widewaters Group, The Porter is located at 1355 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, Ore., 97201. For more information or to make a reservation, travelers may visit the hotel’s website on theporterportland.curiocollect
About The Porter
The Porter is a luxury hotel within central downtown Portland, Ore. The Porter’s neighborhood is
adjacent to the Willamette River and filled with a rich history of local delicatessens, mercantiles, synagogues, residences and entertainment—and is now located in Portland’s epicenter of performing arts. The Keller Auditorium, home to the Oregon Ballet, Portland Opera, Broadway in Portland and scores of renowned performances, is within walking distance of the hotel. The Porter boasts four premier dining options: Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar is a soulful Italian-inspired restaurant where meats, fish and vegetables share the spotlight equally in a refined setting; xport bar & lounge is a modern roof-top experience featuring small plates and crafted cocktails, two outdoor dining decks with fire pits and sweeping views of the city and the Cascade Range; Chiosco Pizza Window offers a taste of Terrane, serving gourmet pizza to people on-the- move; and The Portland Exchange Grocer & Goods featuring a wide array of delicious offerings from Italian inspired breakfast sandwiches, house-made pastries, artisan espresso and coffee, to fresh pastas and sauces prepared to go. The Portland Exchange Grocer & Goods is an ideal stop for hotel guests heading out to explore Portland or for neighborhood locals grabbing a bite “on the go.” For more information, visit www.theporterhotel.com.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
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Widewaters is a vertically integrated real estate organization with over 30 years of development, construction, management, and investment experience. Leveraging its entrepreneurial instincts, capital, and expertise, Widewaters continues to develop and acquire quality real estate across North America. Widewaters has developed or acquired millions of square feet of retail, office, residential, and hospitality properties. Widewaters manages all of its management companies, The Widewaters Group, Inc. and Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Construction is performed through its affiliate Widewaters Construction, Inc. Widewaters is based in Syracuse, New York with additional operations in the Charlotte, North Carolina and Park City, Utah areas. In-house capabilities include: acquisitions, site selection, entitlements, feasibility, legal, leasing, financing, accounting, construction, property management, hotel management, and asset management.