Few hotels anywhere in the world can compete with the Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland when it comes to a wine theme. The Bacchus Bar is surrounded by wine designs. The wall next to the bar is a walk through the world of wine from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Oregon wines are well represented
Every floor of the hotel is dedicated to an Oregon AVA- American Viticultural Area. Each and every one of the 117 guest rooms and 31 suites are named for an Oregon winery. In each of those rooms and suites find two bottles of the winery’s wine and a personally selected piece of artwork. The light fixture in the lobby is a cluster of grapes, and the carpet is an image of the Oregon AVA’s from space. Every night in the lobby enjoy Oregon wines during the “Social Hour”. Most nights an Oregon winery is on hand to pour their wines and answer questions.
But what about comfort and luxury you might ask? Originally opened in 1894 and recently remodeled in 2015, the Vintage is full of quality amenities and great service to make your stay extra special. Starting with valet parking, 37 USD- you don’t want to park your car on your own in this downtown location. Next, the friendly doormen and lobby staff will make you feel welcome instantly. Then at the reception desk, they will explain your room, social hour, hotel layout, and anything else to make you feel at home.
Wine and pets make for a happy stay
An onsite Les Clef d’Or certified concierge will help plan your stay in Portland. Thinking of bringing your pet? Kimpton hotels are one of the best for pet lovers. They welcome pets of all sizes without restriction to how many you bring. The best part is they don’t charge extra to bring your pet! If you have a pet lion that might not be covered in the All Pets Welcome category! If needed for your additional comfort, in-room spa services are available. They also have in-room dining from Pazzo Ristorante featuring some of the best cuisine in Portland. The mushroom and truffle oil pizza paired with a Northwest Pinot Noir is heavenly.
The starting lineup of guestrooms is a cut above most other hotels of this class. An industrial-luxe style lighting, brightly colored couches, distressed oak headboards, and bottles of wine in the room are a great start. Double queen or a king room are roomy for solo and couples traveling to Portland. All rooms have a shower/bathtub combination and luxury toiletries. A mini-bar is available if you don’t want to venture out for refreshments. The five choices of specialty suites are over-the-top, some literally. Check out the townhouse style luxury suites with the living room downstairs and the spacious bedroom upstairs. Over 1,000 sq ft/92.9 sq m of room to move will make you feel like a rock star. Some townhouse style suites come with a sleeper sofa if you are sharing a room plus a half bath on that floor. Upstairs is a king bed, work desk, and large bathroom.
The spa suites come with a large soaking tub to melt your cares away. There is also a separate shower if needed. The garden suite has a hot tub on the deck for outdoor bliss. Whether it’s raining or sunny this hot tub beckons guest to relax and enjoy life, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand. Good views of the Portland skyline are to be had from this garden suite’s deck. There’s a suite for just about any of your whims or desires.
Happy hour and great onsite dining
Other hotel amenities are the second-floor game room. Play a game of pool, shuffleboard, or use the two video game consoles. For those who still love board games, there’s a selection to please most guests. Like many Kimpton hotels, there are free bicycles to enjoy Portland’s bike friendly environment. Take a ride across the river on the new pedestrian/rapid transit bridge (Tilikum Bridge) for some outdoor exercise with a view. For indoor exercise, the onsite fitness center is open 24/7 for your needs.
Portland is a city of great dining, craft beer, and wine. Lucky for guests of the Kimpton Vintage Hotel Portland there is a fantastic restaurant attached to the hotel. There is a growing trend of hotels providing guests with a high level of restaurant dining onsite and Pazzo Ristorante is a gem. Dive into an Italian-themed menu that speaks of the Northwest farm-to-table and seafood specialties. Some of the best mushrooms in North America come from the Pacific Northwest and the kitchen knows how to prepare them. Feast on local crab, oysters, and salmon with a crisp Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc for a perfect match. Don’t miss happy hour at Bacchus Bar where a tasty bar menu and drink specials are served nightly at 4 p.m.
If you must venture out you are in the middle of downtown Portland and dozens of excellent restaurants are less than a ten-minute walk or taxi ride away. Parks, shops, museums, and other attractions are also close by.
A true Portland classic hotel
The Kimpton Vintage Hotel Portland will make a lasting impression on both oenophiles and regular guests alike. Come see why this is a visitors favorite classic luxury hotel.