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The Governor

Address: 614 SW 11th Ave.

Neighborhood: Downtown

City: Portland

Phone: 503-224-3400

Website: www.governorhotel.com

Expert Review

If you’re looking for a hotel with turn-of-the-century charm that doesn’t feel stuffy or outdated, this landmark property is a real gem. Built in 1909, the neoclassical façade still looks as grand as ever, but a renovation in the 1990s significantly modernized the inside. Rooms are dressed in shades of cream, beige, and chocolate and include contemporary furnishings and modern amenities like complimentary WiFi. Meanwhile, on-site restaurant Jake’s Grill serves up steaks and seafood raised locally in the Pacific Northwest.

Tags: moderate | historic | great value

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