This charming property housed in a former elementary school has so much going for it. The walls are covered with a ludicrously eclectic variety of vintage and new art, the rooms are airy, very comfortable, and immaculately clean, and there are at least half a dozen funky little bars, including an onsite brewery and a cigar bar, a movie theater, and a big soaking pool. The large full service restaurant has a very pleasant outdoor courtyard. About the only downsides: service in the restaurant is often more friendly than efficient, lighting in the halls and stairwells is very dim, and the hotel isn't really convenient to anything. There is a very self consciously hip commercial district about a 15 minute walk away, (Portlandia with a vengeance) but downtown Portland is about a 15 drive west. Portland airport is very near but no shuttle service is available.
This hotel is well suited for groups; we were here for a large wedding. Casual tourists might find it a bit too isolated from most of what you want to see in Portland.