Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

Hotels with West-Coast Style in Portland and Bend

Oregon has something for everyone: deserts, rainforests, national parks, the Columbia River, and spectacular coastline for outdoorsy types, and laid-back, youthful cities for those seeking cultural attractions, farm-to-table restaurants, and a dizzying selection of local craft beers.

This is why Oregon has been a draw for so many visitors — not just the digitized characters of “The Oregon Trail,” the classic computer game — for so many years. When you’re planning your own Oregon adventure, consider booking your stay in one of these four modern favorites.

A Top Pick for Business Travelers

Going to Portland for business rather than pleasure? If so, you’ll want to stay at an airport-convenient, work-friendly hotel like Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station. Book your meetings at the hotel’s state-of-the-art event space, and stay productive after that evening keynote address with your comfortable in-room workstation. In addition to being a quick (and free) shuttle ride away from the airport, Aloft is right on the MAX Red Line, a light-rail system that easily connects you to downtown Portland.

Portland skyline | Image via Flickr by Alejandro Rdguez

Modern Design Downtown

Those looking to explore the food, drinks, and vibrant nightlife scene of downtown Portland in style should consider booking a high-end room at a centrally located luxury hotel like Hotel Modera. Prepare for your memorable night with a cocktail by an open fire in the central courtyard, and while you’re out, know that you have a spacious, comfortable room and a pillowtop mattress waiting for you.

Elegant Luxury

Do you like to roll up to your hotel in a stretch Hummer? Do you like to be greeted by a doorman? Do you make sure your shoes have the perfect mirror shine before you go out in public? If so, then The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland is for you. Choose from a selection of rooms and suites, and enjoy top-notch amenities throughout your stay. Spend some time relaxing on a luxurious leather sofa or enjoy a game of billiards in the hotel lounge. If you do decide to leave the comfortable arms of The Nines, you’ll be just steps — or a very short stretch Hummer ride — from Portland’s downtown attractions.

For Outdoor Adventurers

Every year, thousands of hikers, anglers, skiers, and outdoorsmen and women of every taste flock to central Oregon, making the historic city of Bend their base of operations. If you’re planning to hit the slopes of Mount Bachelor or drive the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway, and you don’t feel like roughing it, book your stay at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Enjoy reasonable rates, comfortable rooms and suites, and a free hot breakfast to get you ready for a long walk in the woods. If you prefer to stay in town, Riverhouse is conveniently located just north of downtown, right on the scenic Deschutes River Trail.

Deschutes River in Bend | Image via Flickr by vis-a-v

Whatever brings you to Oregon, be it hikes and bikes or Beard Beer (a brand of beer made with yeast from the brewer’s beard), make your visit more comfortable with one of these four favorites.

Cory Hanson is an American travel writer specializing in American and European travel. This is part of a series of American destination posts brought to you by the awesome travel search engine and booking service Hipmunk. Check out more of my Hipmunk posts and read more about sponsored content on my full disclosure

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