From the outside this has the feel of a spruced up, old-school motel, which is exactly what it is: a simple, stylish 1960s design, two storeys high, with an outside walkway running along the second floor – all extensively renovated and given an uplifting lick of white paint. Inside, however, does not suggest motel, instead what you have is a boutique hotel – clean, crisp and comfortable, with all the mod cons you’d expect. And dogs are welcome. This is the original Jupiter (there are fancier rooms at Jupiter Next) and its popularity has been cemented by its location alongside the cool and ever happening Doug Fir Lounge. If you want to experience Portland night life without having to travel home at the end of the evening – this works. Rooms on one side look out over the buzz of the Doug Fir patio. If you want more peace, best book the other side. And the reason Doug Fir is so achingly popular? Think of a hip log cabin heaven, with bands playing downstairs, bar/restaurant upstairs and spacious patio outside. Great atmosphere and ambience populated by an interesting crowd of Portlanders. And your bed, when you need it, is just minutes away.
Jupiter Hotel (& Doug Fir Lounge)Motel now boutique hotel next to cool bar, restaurant and music venue
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