Downtown Portland Hotels
In 2007, the New York Times described Portland as “a full-fledged dining destination” enjoying its “golden age of dining and drinking.” And in 2010 TIME Magazine heralded Portland as “… a confluence of every fertile trend in contemporary gastronomy.” High praise indeed.
In 2011 it’s still true . . . even more so. Visitors and local residents enjoy eclectic restaurants, food shops and farmers’ markets all over town. And Portland’s colorful and often honored chefs serve up some of the freshest cuisine, utilizing local and organic ingredients and products. Portland is THE place to delight in a totally awesome culinary experience. And in the downtown area, located in Hotel Fifty, is H5O bistro & bar – one such restaurant delivering on said promise.
Portland chefs, including Hotel Fifty’s Nicholas A. Yanes, indulge their passion for seasonal ingredients and products and new ways to present them. What comes out of their kitchens reflect that focus. From ‘fine’ dining restaurants to down-home food carts, every dining entity celebrates the region’s prolific bounty with fresh, innovative creations and presentations. Throughout the Greater Portland area, it is nearly impossible not to eat local!
What makes Portland such a great culinary city is that it boasts a temperate climate, an energetic farmers’ market scene, a ‘Pinot-centric’ wine region nearby and adventurous, talented chefs (both young and seasoned) who are unafraid to experiment with that fresh bounty. The Greater Portland area is, in fact, “a foodie nirvana.”
Visitors and locals can sample Portland’s freshest flavors and simply ‘good’ food at every meal and price point, whether celebrating a special occasion or just grabbing a bite for lunch.
Culinarily speaking, it isn’t just chefs who find inspiration in the Portland region’s bounty. Vintners produce ethereal Pinot noirs from the hillsides of the Willamette Valley, while microbrewers craft award-winning beers with Oregon-grown hops. The city is even home to a growing number of distilleries, which use local grains and fruit to create spirits with a distinctly Oregon flavor. So says the researchers at TravelPortland.com.
Though likely not, if visitors wanted to come to just ‘dine their way’ through the city, they certainly could. And happily. And choosing Hotel Fifty in downtown Portland “where downtown meets the river,” would be an excellent culinary home base!
So, by all means, Travel Portland (as the convention bureau says.) Reserve your accommodations at Hotel Fifty.. And dine anywhere. The experiences will more than satisfy you.