The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa

Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa

written by Kerry Newberryphotography by Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa In a town steeped in maritime history, few places capture the soul of Astoria like the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa. When the luxury hotel first opened in 2005, it became an instant icon. Built on century-old pier pilings extending 600 feet into the Columbia River, the space was designed to recreate the feeling of the canneries of bygone days with smokestacks, exposed steel beams and wooden trusses. The electric red building is luminous even on oyster gray days. Set on the former site of the Union Fisherman’s Cooperative Packing Company, the hotel pays homage to the town’s past and present in creative ways. When you check in, your welcome envelope includes the daily schedule of inbound and outbound container ships provided by Columbia River Bar Pilots. You can study the massive carriers that take on a mythic glow at…

The Setting Inn in the pastoral wine country town of Newberg.

The Setting Inn

written by Kerry Newberryphotography by Bob McClenahan One of the Willamette Valley’s long standing getaways had a modern makeover last summer and reopened as The Setting Inn. Owners Jeff Cova and Noah McMaha, also founders of a sister property in Napa, partnered with local makers and producers to build connections to the nearby Newberg community. The bright and airy main room with vaulted ceilings and gracious windows welcomes with natural light and minimalist decor. A smattering of art posters and wine books gives a cool aunt vibe—you know, the one who wears caftans, travels to Porto and has a kitchen garden. Speaking of gardens, the outdoor landscaping is the high point of the property. Come spring and summer, this is where you want to stay. The outdoor terrace has multiple gathering spaces from a corner with swing chairs and poufs to a cluster of Adirondacks circling firepits. Elegant cypress trees…

At The Hoxton, Portland personality influences the earthy-glam decor.

The Hoxton

written by Lauren Sharp Old Town Portland is back. After nearly two years of area businesses’ off-and-on pandemic-related closures, this neighborhood is gradually resuming its pre-pandemic bustle. Straddling the edge of Old Town Chinatown and the Pearl District, this boutique hotel offers travelers a window into an area that ranges from tony to historic. After a few pandemic related delays, The Hoxton opened its doors in September. This is the first Hoxton property in the Northwest, from the group known for its locations scattered across Northern Europe. The property draws inspiration from the area’s diversity, artists and culture. Each room is inspired by Northwest modernist design that swept through the city in the 1960s. Emerge from the vintage aesthetics in a location that is ideal for exploring the five quadrants of Portland. Within a 15 minute walk, you can roam the West side to popular destinations, including Darcelle XV Showplace’s…