Let’s face it: Portland has a tendency to be wet and cold. For a quick attitude adjustment, you can consider a trip to the tropics—or a visit to the RIver’s Edge (formerly the Avalon Hotel & Spa), perched on the Willamette River south of downtown. The hotel rooms are stylish (and some have sweet river views), while the spa is a lavish two-story affair offering a wide range of treatments as well as a salon and fitness club. A bonus: Pets are welcome.
Avalon Hotel & Spa
0455 Southwest Hamilton Court