One of the most active downtown areas can be found in Portland, Oregon. There are opportunities to walk along the Willamette River, attend concerts, the symphony, ballet and museums. The city has one of the most comprehensive light rail systems that can bring visitors to the city from the airport and surrounding areas with ease. The wineries and vineyards of the Pacific Northwest are located a day away from the city. Beautiful scenery combined with temperate climate make Portland a great place to vacation.
The Embassy Suites in downtown Portland is located in the historic Multnomah building which was constructed in 1912. The architecture has been preserved as part of the hotel's d,cor. Embassy Suites offers two room suites for all its guests. There are two forty two inch flat screen televisions per room. Because the rooms are suites there is a table with four chairs for dining as well as a desk with a chair for working. Two telephones with data ports and voicemail are perfect for business travelers. A wet bar with a microwave, mini refrigerator and coffeemaker complete every suite.
Guests can take advantage of the Precor fitness center and indoor swimming pool. If guests would like a massage or facial they are available at the Salon Nyla Day Spa. Gentlemen can also receive grooming at the barber shop. Children and adults enjoy the game cellar which is filled with video games, a pool table, air hockey and a big screen TV.
Dining at the Embassy Suites includes a welcoming Manager's Party evening with complimentary drinks. Breakfast is made to order every morning. Kincaid's Restaurant serves fish, chops and steaks. It is located in the lobby area of the hotel. Guests can get signature cocktails and appetizers as well as a full course meal.
The many local attractions can be easily reached by walking from the hotel or by taking the light rail. Because of the central location of the Embassy Suites visitors can visit the Saturday Market where more than four hundred vendors sell their wares.
The handcrafted items include home furnishings, art, pottery, and pet products. Many more items can be purchased and it is open every Saturday and Sunday from March through December. There is a large food court at the Market with varied cuisine. A few of the offerings include Greek, Polish and vegetarian meals, but this is just a sampling of what can be found.
A trip to the Oregon Zoo is only four miles from the Embassy Suites. They have train rides, Asian Elephants and an African Rainforest to explore. The Zoo is open every day but Christmas. The hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm although they open later in the summer. Visitors should check with the hotel for more information. Adults are $10.50, Seniors: $9.00 and Children ages 3-11 are $7.50.
The Embassy Suites has over 14,000 square feet of meeting space so they can host business meetings, conferences or wedding parties. The rooms can be divided into the amount of space that the event calls for.