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Benson Hotel Downtown PDX

March 2, 2012 in Portland Hotels


Since opening in 1913, The Benson Hotel in Portland has graciously welcomed celebrities, CEOs and U.S. presidents. Now it’s your turn to discover the timeless beauty of our AAA four-diamond landmark hotel, featuring Italian marble floors, Austrian crystal chandeliers and Circassian walnut from the imperial forests of Russia. Read more on the storied history of The Benson Hotel here. We are proud to share our commitment to sustainable practices!

Beyond our front doors, the citys best attractions await you. The Benson Hotels convenient location puts you within easy walking distance of restaurants, theaters, entertainment, the trendy Pearl District, Powell’s Books, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden and more!

The Benson Hotel’s classic, European elegance extends to the beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Each tranquil space offers an abundance of natural light, windows that open, and a number of luxuries, such as organic bamboo robes and slippers, an umbrella for drizzly days and luxurious bedding.

All 287 smoke-free guest rooms and suites include:
37 – 42″ flat-screen LCD televisions with HD TV
Complimentary high-speed Internet access
Two dual-line speakerphones with data port and personal voicemail
Clock radio with MP3 iPod dock
Complimentary weekday newspapers
Coffee maker, Caffe Appassionato and Tazo Tea
Full size Iron and ironing board, Hair dryer, Umbrella
Organic bamboo robes and slippers

Westin Hotel

March 2, 2012 in Portland Hotels

In the center of downtown, The Westin Portland is located within a few blocks of Nordstrom, Pioneer Courthouse Square, MAX light rail, the Portland Art Museum, and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The trendy Pearl District and the quaint Nob Hill area, known for its great restaurants and stylish boutiques, are just a short stroll or streetcar away. If you are planning a special downtown Portland vacation, The Westin Portland offers the perfect location.

Marriot Downtown

March 2, 2012 in Portland Hotels

The Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland is ideally located on the riverfront near Portland State University and many of the top attractions in the downtown area. Guests at our hotel will enjoy our indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary 24-hour fitness center, nearby golf courses and relaxing spas. Meeting Planners will appreciate our hotel’s 20 meeting rooms, 25,000 square feet of space and an additional 15,500 sq. ft.

Portland City Grill

February 29, 2012 in Restaurants

Portland City Grill offers the best view of any restaurant in the city. It is located on the top floor of one of the high rise buildings in downtown Portland. At Portland City Grill you will be able to try a wide variety of great dishes including seafood, steaks and flavorful salads and pastas.

London Grill Benson Hotel

February 29, 2012 in Restaurants

The London Grill is located inside the beautiful Benson Hotel downtown. It is a nice alternative fine dining option. The food and service are both great which makes for a great combination within the enjoyable confines of the hotel. There diner menu includes many steak and seafood.

El Gaucho Restaurant Downtown Portland

February 29, 2012 in Restaurants

El Gaucho located in the heart of downtown is one of the best dining experiences not only in Portland but in the entire Northwest. Inside you will be treated too nice Latin guitar music in the background. In addition to having the best steaks in town, they also have amazing seafood dishes which are to die for.

For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories.

At El Gaucho Portland, you and your guests will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.

The El Gaucho team of captains, servers and General Manager Chad Mackay preside as Chef Alex Parsons orchestrates the exhibition kitchen. 28-Day Dry-Aged Certified Angus Beef® Prime steaks, ribs, pork, poultry and the freshest seafood are all prepared to perfection over an open bed of glowing coals.