Visiting Portland? Please, Keep It Weird
A Portland hotel capitalizes on the Portlandia culture
Then there’s the Keep Portland Weird “Adventure” package. The adventure, in this case, is something as non-adrenaline producing as blending into the culture known as Portlandia. It comes with Portland accoutrements that’ll supposedly help you blend in, like a flannel shirt, a fedora and a set of wheels (like the ones Lily is sitting on).
I applaud the hotel’s originality. I’m tired of the ubiquitous roses and chocolates add-on packages. Why not get inspired by the culture around you and let guests experience it? Art and music is a big part of the hotel, too, with its restaurant/music venue, the Doug Fir, as well as its art gallery which will, in September, be showing the works of Holly A. Senn.
This is a hotel to model, where it becomes a community gathering spot. It’s the future.