Hotel Eastlund Set To Open
The Eastside’s only contemporary luxury boutique hotel
PORTLAND, Ore. – Welcome to the Eastside’s first and only contemporary luxury boutique hotel.
In other words, this is not your cookie cutter chain hotel. The folks behind the new Hotel Eastlund near the Oregon Convention Center know that Portland is unique and they wanted their hotel to model that theme.
The new 168-room hotel isn’t just for those visiting from out of town.
Local chef David Machado designed the first floor wine bar and bakery which will serve those who live and work in the area.
Then there’s the roof top bar and restaurant, offering 16 beers on tap, all local of course, with views that are tough to beat.
“You are getting the West Hills, the Pearl, all of Downtown, all Inner Southeast. I don’t think there’s a view like this anywhere on the Eastside,” Machado said.
There’s been a lot of debate about how to add hotel space on the Eastside in order to attract larger conventions. The governor just signed a bill which will clear the way for a new taxpayer funded hotel project, but Hotel Eastlund owner Alan Battersby moved ahead with private funding for his project knowing the impact it will have.
“It will bring people like us into the market place. It will make a huge difference to this part of town,” Battersby said.
There’s still lots of work to do but Battersby is hoping to be up and running by the end of the month, eager to cut the ribbon on the $15 million project, several years in the making.
From KATU.com ● May 16, 2015 ● By Stephen Mayer