Boutique hotel rolls out festive welcome mat
With big names such as OK Chorale PDX and Poison Waters, and champagne, wine, beer and whiskey tastings, jazz performances, holiday gift wrapping and more, the Hoxton is rolling out the welcome mat to the community all season long to mark its grand opening.
Located at 15 N.W. Fourth Ave. in Old Town/Chinatown, the Hoxton is Portland's newest boutique hotel in a flurry of boutique hotel openings this past year.
The Hoxton inhabits a 1906 building, renovated to include 119 rooms, a large lobby and not one or two, but three restaurant and cocktails spaces — one with rooftop city views.
It's interesting to see that Portland is the second of their uber-chic locations to open, after Brooklyn, New York, in early October. The others will open in London, Paris and Amsterdam.
through the season and beyond.
Portlanders will appreciate that the Hoxton brings a few new hotspots to the city's landscape, run by Submarine Hospitality group, which owns Ava Gene's and Tusk.
Situated on the ground floor, La Neta will offer Mexican-inspired cuisine rooted in local, seasonal ingredients.
The ninth-floor rooftop restaurant, Tope, is a taqueria inspired by the street food of Mexico City, with a mezcal-focused cocktail list.
Tucked into the basement is a cocktail bar with its own discreet entrance, serving up an evolving list of culinary cocktails and a playful menu of shareable American-Chinese classics with seasonal ingredients as a nod to the surrounding Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood.
The guest rooms come in four sizes (Shoebox, Snug, Cosy and Roomy), with rich timber paneling, pink marble and brass feature lighting. All are flooded with natural light, many with floor-to-ceiling windows and sprawling city views.
In the lobby, the communal space is meant to feel like a rustic but cozy cabin space, with original timber columns, exposed brick walls and reclaimed timber floors throughout.
Bespoke geometric tiles add punch to the hotel's main restaurant, alongside fluted leather benches and colorful art-filled walls. All furniture in the lobby has been eclectically sourced in the local area, and artwork throughout has been curated by local contemporary art gallery, Upfor.