Bowline Hotel sits on a peer over the mighty Columbia River.

Bowline Hotel

In case of Sea Lions. Earplugs. That’s on the keycard-sized envelope stuffed with hot pink earplugs in each room at the Bowline Hotel. But don’t worry, you won’t need them. Yes, there are sea lions serenading from the adjacent docks and sea lions swimming by if you book a riverside room (and you should definitely book the riverside room). But the baritone bellows from the curious sea creatures only complement the sense of place you get at this hotel perched over the mighty Columbia River. The sixth property from Adrift Hospitality, and their second Oregon location (the other one is Ashore Hotel in Seaside), the Bowline is a spot to behold in downtown Astoria. Set in a former seafood processing plant, harkening back to when Astoria was deemed the salmon-canning capital of the world, the hotel pays homage to the region’s salty roots in subtle ways. The designers retained all…

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…