Hilton’s newest Portland property offers a decidedly local sensibility.
Raising the bar for Portland’s current crop of recent hotels, the Hilton Canopy (425 NW 9th Ave, 800-446-6677)—part of the hotelier’s new brand of site-focused hotels—channels some of the city’s greatest offerings. Opening in late spring at Northwest 9th and Glisan, this project designed by local ZGF Architects features art studio–inspired rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, barn doors, concrete floors, mismatched nightstands, and warmly toned, distressed furniture.
“The idea is that when you come to our Canopy, it will be unlike any other,”
In several fun lobby-level spaces, guests can relax, mingle, and snack on local provisions. “This includes happy hour pourings of craft whiskeys, Willamette Valley and Washington wines, and unique Portland artisanal beers,” says Terry Goldman, the hotel’s chief enthusiast.
The Euro-inspired Canopy Cafe serves casual fare—like breakfast sandwiches and pizzas—with regionally sourced ingredients, such as Columbia River salmon caught by a Native American Yakama fishing family. The most distinctive architectural feature is the ground-level winter garden, a two-story atrium filled with natural light, lush plants, and a green wall.
The adjacent Elizabeth Leach Gallery curates the hotel’s permanent and rotating art collections, which showcase top Pacific Northwest and international artists. Watch for special First Thursday receptions. “The idea is that when you come to our Canopy, it will be unlike any other,” says Goldman. –Fernando Nocedal