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.

Sandwiched between historic Old Town Chinatown and the posh Pearl District, it’s a tasty location.

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 cabaret, Powell’s City of Books and the Portland Saturday Market. For late-night noshing and fun, take your pick of food cart pods or hit nearby Old Town Pizza.

Just like the meter maid of The Beatles song, Lovely Rita works for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

15 NW 4TH AVE.



The 119 rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, walnut paneling and pink marble accents and brass feature lighting. Large walk-in showers are stocked with The Hoxton’s line of toiletries, called Blank.


All rooms come with comfy mattresses and blackout blinds to help you doze off. Local art space Upfor Gallery curated the art in the rooms, and the ceramics on the shelves are by Portland artisans Clay Factor.


After a day of exploring the city, have a nightcap at Tope, the property’s rooftop restaurant and bar and view the city from above. Tucked below The Hoxton, 2NW5 is an intimate basement bar serving inventive cocktails and seasonal bites, and is a venue for private events. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, stroll down to the lobby’s Lovely Rita.


All rooms include a spacious private bathroom, mini fridge, and Hox amenities. Most rooms are dog-friendly. Street parking is available and the hotel is a four-minute walk to Red line and Blue line MAX stops.

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