When visiting Portland you won’t find a gangsta’s paradise, but a hipster’s one instead. In fact, Portland is thought to be the place where all those cool people first allegedly started to wear long beards, handlebar moustaches, and check shirt while riding bicycles. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s all dive bars and craft beers, in fact, there is something for everyone in this beautiful city, even those that are looking for the finer things in life. Something you can find out about in more detail in the post below.

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Getting there in style

There are plenty of routes to Portland from all over the US including train, road, and air. However, there is no more luxe way to begin your vacation that hiring a private jet to whisk you from your home airport to the PIA (Portland International Airport). Something that you can find out more details on by clicking the link. Don’t be fooled into thinking it may be out of your budget either, because if there is a group of you, it can actually work out pretty reasonable!

Where to stay

Once you have arrived in the hipster capital of the world, you will want to find somewhere to stay. Of course, there are plenty of budget options including RV parks and motels, but as you are looking for something with a little more opulence one of the high-end hotels may be a better choice.

With this in mind, you may wish to give the gorgeous Hotel Vintage on Southwest Broadway a go? While it does have a  definite vintage feel, it more of a classy contemporary vibe than the kitsch overload you are likely to find elsewhere in the city. The hotel is housed in a historic building built in d 1894 and situated in Downtown Portland making it a perfect base from which to explore the rest of the city.

Then there is the Sentinel hotel, another hotel that is housed in an old historic building.It has a traditional English gentlemen’s club vibe going on inside with stags heads, shelves of books, and high back leather chairs. It’s super close to the Pearl District as well, which is one of the hippest in town!

If you are looking for somewhere a bit more contemporary in styling then why not head on over to Hotel Eastland on Grand Avenue? The interior is chic and sleek without being intimidating, and the best part if that there is a rooftop bar and restaurant, where you can sit and enjoy a meal or a cocktail and take in all the gorgeous view across the city.

Where to eat

Now, once you have found a suitable luxurious place to rest your head at night, you will probably want to find somewhere that you can get a good meal. Of course, many of the hotels have exceptional dining experiences linked to them, but if you are looking for something that is just that little bit extra special, then a choice from the following won’t steer you wrong.

Firstly we have The Castagna Restaurant on Hawthorne Blvd. It’s a high-end place with a clean, minimalist aesthetic that is reflected in both the decor and the food. Choose between their 4 course or 7 menus in the week or the rather special tasting menu that has 13 delicious offerings, including black cod, sungolds & lacto fermented garlic, as well as beef zabuton cooked in fermented butter. Of course, they have an extensive wine list too and can match your tipple to your menu so don’t be afraid to ask.

Then there is the Willow Restaurant located on 11th avenue. You could be forgiven for mistaking this communal counter dining experience as down-home, but once you see the contemporary take on the American classics your fear will be allayed. In fact, they only offer, but on it, you are likely to find season treats such as tarte flambée, miles flottante, and corn custard with foie gras!