Even though Paul and I moved away from Portland, Oregon just over a year ago – the city still holds a very big place in our hearts. So we were thrilled to get up there for a little visit and see a few of our friends while checking up on our house on the coast.
We lived in The Pearl District during our 18 months in the city and it’s constantly evolving with lots of new construction, shops, and restaurants popping up. One lovely addition is The Canopy Hotel by Hilton right near where we used to live.
If you’re looking for a hip spot in a walkable neighborhood – I definitely recommend staying IN The Pearl District and making this your home base. The streetcar is right outside your door which makes it super easy for getting around. Powell’s is just down the street too!
THE ROOM – So many cozy Pacific Northwest touches as the weather tends to be rainy and grey a lot of the time. I loved all the cozy sheets, plaid flannel, and cabin-like upholstery all over the room. It was place we could just sink into after a long day of exploring.
If it is raining during your visit – check out my list of Things To Do in Portland When It Rains. There are so many great indoor activities to enjoy!
What I love about Canopy Portland is that it was built from the ground-up and the rooms are laid out for the your travel needs today – not 10 years ago. So you’ll find lots of plugs for your gadgets, a desk, blackout blinds instead of clunky curtains, a spot for your suitcase, and a functional closet area.
THE BATHROOM – Ultra-modern, clean with black and white industrial details. The rooms are not huge, but the bathroom was spacious and bright. We had two sliding farm doors in our room – one for the bathroom and one for our bedroom that blocked out any excessive hallway noise. We never heard a thing!
THE COFFEE NOOK – I am a huge Pendleton fan and I was instantly drawn to this pretty incredible Pendleton-themed coffee nook in our room. Not only that, but the tea is from my favorite local tea place – Smith Teamaker here in Portland (their Meadow Tea is the BEST chamomile tea I have EVER had).
I also love the fancy Nespresso machine and the coffee pods by Cafe Umbria – which has a local cafe close by in The Pearl District. It really is all of these little details and thoughtful touches with a sense of place that truly made our stay.
THE WATER STATION – I am constantly lugging back 1L bottles of water whenever I check-in to a new hotel as I don’t always trust the tap water. The water station placed on every floor of this brand-new build hotel is a revelation! I wish MORE hotels would do this!
There is a reusable and refillable glass bottle in your hotel room and actual glasses to drink out of during your stay. This little detail is one of the reasons I will be seeking out the Canopy Hotel every time I visit Portland. No more of this $9 bottle of water in your room business – the water station is filtered and it tastes great!
PET FRIENDLY AMENITIES – Our pup BINGO was welcomed at this pet-friendly hotel with dog treats, a dog bed and bowls to borrow. The staff also left him a cute orange ball and branded bandana. We were able to chill with him in the lobby, on the outdoor patio, in the gallery room and there were lots of places to walk him in The Pearl District neighborhood.
If you’re traveling with your dog to Portland – DO know that it is one of the most dog-friendly cities in America and this hotel just LOVES dogs. Looking for things to do with your pup? See my list of our favorite dog-friendly places in Portland.
CANOPY CENTRAL DINING – Part bar/lounge, dining room and lobby hangout space – Canopy Central is where we ate dinner and breakfast during our visit. It feels like a living room you can just sink into with buttery leather furniture, wool Pendleton pillows, industrial lighting contrasted by printed rugs, and luxurious marble tabletops. Here’s what we had for dinner:
CRUDITE + DIP PLATTER – I always feel like it’s so hard to stay healthy when you’re traveling, so when I spotted this veggie share plate with house made dips – I knew it was a must-order. Our dips included a herb pesto, caramelized onion + creme fraiche, along with a roasted garlic white bean dip. All of them were excellent.
THE FOOD – I love, love, love the locally-inspired menu with farm partnerships from the Northwest. Local products are used whenever possible and the menu also features some pretty cool tea cocktails.
SMOKED SALMON CAESAR – I was looking for something light and this was one of my favorite things I ordered. The Smoked Salmon Caesar is tossed in a homemade dressing done right with anchovies.
MUSHROOM PIZZA – Features locally sourced mushrooms with creme fraiche drizzled on top. You can see the warm pizza oven in the open concept kitchen and your pizza being made.
HEIRLOOM TOMATO + BURRATA SALAD – This was a perfect nice light salad with local heirloom tomatoes and a big ball of creamy burrata on top.
THE GALLERY SPACE – After dinner we headed into the curated gallery space just off the lobby. This is a great spot to leaf through a coffee table book, see some local art or just play a couple records on their little record player. They keep a fun collection of vintage records to choose from.
THE CO-WORKING SPACE – One super unique thing to love is the dedicated co-working spaces that you can find throughout the hotel. It’s truly a digital nomad or business travelers dream.
Instead of being holed up in your room trying to get work done, The Canopy has a dedicated co-working space adjacent to the restaurant that’s closed off for just hotel guests (above). There are couches, booths, lounge chairs and lots of space to get work done.
Additionally, there is a conference space downstairs along with more couches and tables to plop down on your laptop. You can switch it up and work in the art gallery, at the bar or in the hotel lobby. I really liked this about the hotel – the lobby and common spaces are incredibly inviting.
THE COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST – Pretty much this is one of the BEST complimentary breakfast spreads I’ve seen. You won’t see a beeping waffle machine or bags of oatmeal. The Canopy Portland goes all out with breakfast pizza, juices, tea, coffee, toast, bread pudding, frittata, cheese, yogurt, cured meats, and so much more. It’s the one thing you don’t want to miss during your stay.
There’s also complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby all day
Overall we had an awesome stay at The Canopy Portland by Hilton. I loved all the modern amenities, you can find rates as low as $200 a night and breakfast being included is a steal. The location is perfect for first-timers exploring Portland on foot and everything is literally outside your door.
I had such an awesome experience with the Canopy brand, that I am really looking forward to their expansion across the United States and checking their other hotels.
Disclaimer: Our stay was hosted by The Canopy Portland, however the opinions expressed in this post is ours. We only share what we love!