High above Macy’s in Portland’s Pioneer Square lies a chic, luxurious dwelling, where those who appreciate art, design and Tiffany Blue can immerse themselves in this cultural epicenter. It was our five year anniversary, and as always, I was looking for something extraordinary to harbor our romantic getaway. Arriving at dusk, we rounded the corner to a street lined with lit up trees and that hustle and bustle energy usually only found at Christmas in the city. Welcome to The Nines. It is worthy.
Walking the corridor to our room built my excitement—like being handed one perfectly elegant blue box (you know the one) with that classic silk ribbon. As we opened the door (outlined in that same infamous blue), we were enveloped in what can only be described as getting to spend the night inside Tiffany’s—only so much better. The dazzling decor managed to combine modern vintage with crisp, plush and cushy, creating a room perfect for cuddling up in front of the TV or devouring homemade cookies and milk on the velvet chaise (a sweet surprise from dear friends).
We had a few hours to kill on our first night before our dinner reservations in the Hawthorne district, so we headed up to Departure, the hotel’s booming rooftop restaurant and lounge. It proved to be the ideal place to to begin our adventure, presenting us with a birds eye view of the twinkling cityscape below.
The next day, as predicted, the rain set in, but we didn’t let that stop our fun. In between outings we dropped by Urban Farmer, the “modern steakhouse” located on the lobby level and gave their Bloody Mary bar a try. Though a tad spicy for my taste, I could have devoured every last pickled garnish available. We liked the ambiance so much that we came back for breakfast on our last morning. The chef gets points for creativity–Fried Green Tomato Benedict (my choice), Avocado Benedict (Dave’s choice), Mini Pancakes with Nutella Ice-Cream (what I’ll try next time).
A toast to my wonderful husband for five remarkable years. And a toast to The Nines for helping us celebrate in style. Pfgh. Breakfast at Tiffany’s…you have been one upped.
The Nines. 525 SW Morrison Street. Portland, OR. 877-229-9995