Portland: 5 Places to Stay

Hotel deLuxe

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Old Hollywood–style glamour pervades this elegant, slightly-off-the-beaten-path hotel. You'll feel it from the moment you ascend the wide marble steps into the grand lobby, with its ornately carved moldings and coffered ceilings. At the dark, wood-paneled Driftwood Room (one of Portland's iconic lounges), local deal-makers hobnob in cushy leather banquettes. Sophisticated diners frequent the restaurant Gracie's, which serves globally influenced Pacific Northwest cuisine. The old-school plushness is reinforced in the 130 rooms, with angular Art Deco-esque furnishings, crystal lampshades and black-and-white stills from classic films adorning the walls (more modern nods to entertainment — flat-screen TVs and iPod docks — are here, too). Pay the extra $20 or so for a King Feature suite and you'll get an elongated sitting area as well as a bedroom.

Room to Book: The swish Marlene Dietrich Suite, which has a custom-made circular bed, shimmering crystal lamps and panoramic downtown views.

Insider Tip: For similarly alluring digs but a more central downtown location, check out the deLuxe's sister property, the Hotel Lucia, at 400 SW Broadway.

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