The shining ribbon of the Willamette River glides through lush, relaxed Portland, a city where nature is as much a part of the urban aesthetic as its hipster shops and cafés. The wealth of seasonally focused restaurants, music venues, and crafts artisans reveals its philosophy that life is a hands-on art.
Portland cements its status as one of the country’s best food cities with this internationally renowned festival that hosts top chefs and critics alike for several days focused on all things culinary.
Once a month, the acclaimed art galleries of downtown Portland invite visitors and locals alike to join them for an evening of art, wine, and music.
Known as one of the country’s top literary festivals, Wordstock is a one-day celebration of writers and readers in the Pacific Northwest.
Home to a thriving artistic community, Portland hosts this popular annual event in order to make art – and both emerging and established artists – more accessible to the community.
Most evenings each summer, in the many lush parks around the city, the parks department offers free movie screenings, preceded by live music and accompanied by food trucks.
Oregon has long been at the heart of the American craft beer movement, so it’s no surprise that Portland is home to the country’s oldest craft beer festival, attracting brewers and aficionados alike.
A week of exhibitions, installations, talks, and parties dedicated to design of all kinds, this uniquely Portland event revels in the city’s quirky, artisan nature.
Held at venues scattered throughout the city, this annual festival draws top jazz performers from across the nation for ticketed events, jam sessions, lectures, films, and other exhibits.
For over 100 years, this renowned festival has held nearly two months of events, from parades to flower shows, celebrating not only Portland’s beloved roses, but also the city and its many cultures.
A visual and culinary ode to Portland, this modern steakhouse focuses on local and sustainable ingredients in both food and drinks, served in a uniquely sophisticated farmhouse setting.
Pair bites from Chef Matt Christianson with craft cocktails, overstuffed leather Chesterfields, and walls of curated books for the ultimate exclusive lounge experience.
Soak up panoramic city views from the top of the Nines while dining on innovative Asian flavors made with Pacific Northwestern ingredients by award-winning chef Gregory Gourdet.
The wine list at Urban Farmer includes more than three dozen world-class wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, all from winemakers who prioritize sustainable, organic, and biodynamic farming.
Settle into a leather Chesterfield, order a whiskey cocktail, grab a book from the Powell’s-stocked shelves, and admire art by the likes of Gus Van Sant in our cozy library.
Immerse yourself in Portland art right here: our 419-piece collection of works by local artists is spread throughout the hotel, and rooms are decorated with works from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Built in 1909, the historic, landmarked Meier & Frank Building that the Nines occupies was once the flagship store for the largest retailer west of the Mississippi.