The Ace brand is a gay owned design hotel.
A friendly hotel celebrating time-honored classics and creative gumption. Inspired design, unprecedented hospitality and the best bed you'll ever sleep on.
The Ace chain, viewed as hip and urban, was begun by three gay men in 1999. Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel, and Doug Herrick successfully turned a Seattle halfway house into a destination hotel before opening more properties in Portland, Ore., New York City - Manhattan, Palm Springs and Los Angeles. Many of the hotels are frequented by celebrities, media, and LGBT patrons.
The hip, gay-owned Ace Hotel chain has become very popular for the energetic vibe.
Ace Hotel Portland is in the old Clyde Hotel building in downtown Portland. We’re a block from Powell's Books, a block from the Pearl District, and an easy stroll to just about everywhere else. Portland takes public transportation pretty seriously— you can hop a train or a bus and get most places across the river in no time at all.
There are lots of bike lanes, so you can borrow one of our bikes or rent the beautiful handmade bikes that Jordan Hufnagel made just for us. Clyde Common is a great restaurant next door to the lobby with one of the best damn bars in the country. Really. Everybody says so. There’s a Stumptown Coffee, too, because in the Pacific Northwest you need good coffee.
We also serve Stumptown French press in our little breakfast room on the second floor. Most everything is locally sourced or homemade and tastes really good. Get there before they run out of biscuits. We like dogs, so you can bring them, too. We will even give them treats. It is the 21st century, so of course, there is WiFi and it’s free. We hate paying for WiFi. The Cleaners is our event space on the corner, which is available to rent for events, weddings, art shows, meet-ups, brainstorms and parties.
So, we’ve got bikes, booze, coffee and dogs. People say they like staying with us and we believe them. We think you will, too.
The lobby is a popular place for locals and travelers to sip a Stumptown coffee and catch up on some reading, work or socialize.
There’s a huge sectional sofa and large communal coffee table overhung by a three-tiered chandelier.
You can get analog, black-and-white photos in our refurbished vintage Photo Booth.
The mezzanine is a great place to people-watch, meet with friends a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the lobby, or get some work done on the Mac desktop computer we leave there for you to use.
You can buy some things right out of your room, like our custom Ace Hotel x Pendleton elk blankets, just by taking them with you — we’ll charge it after you check out.
For other luxuries and necessities, we’ve got Ace collaborations and good stuff for sale by the front desk like Ace Hotel Portland t-shirts, our custom duffel bags, notebooks and other cool stuff.
*24 hour front desk help
*The best bathrobe
*Rudy's Hair and Body Products
*Classic Photo Booth
*Bike rentals from Hufnagel Cycles
*Really comfy hypoallergenic mattresses
*Original artwork from local artists and Ace friends
*Locally made and vintage furniture
DINING + DRINK
PEPE LE MOKO
Pepe le Moko is our new 36-seat basement bar, nestled up beneath our bustling hub at Clyde Common. In the center of a 16-foot zinc bar, a bartender stands in spotlight, encircled by dimly lit banquette and booth seating. The ship-like, coved ceiling helps create an easy intimacy — a bit of smooth polish in contrast to the original distressed concrete walls. We play Ellington, Basie and Lester Young — their full, round sounds roll along the coves in a musical embrace that makes the space feel whole. Risqué vintage polaroids hang on the rough wall to remind you why you are drinking in the first place.
Clyde Common is right off our lobby but it's sure not a hotel restaurant, with long communal tables, an open kitchen serving hearty peasant food, and an inspired bar with an expansive list of spirits. It’s a favorite hangout for locals,
regular visitors and first-timers. Room service is available.
BREAKFAST ROOM 215
The room formerly known as 215 at Ace Hotel Portland serves local, organic, European-style breakfast every morning to our guests — a winsome and deserving group of people.
We make fresh rhubarb jam and mustards from our farmer's market finds, pickle vegetables in-house and shop the neighborhood for the best local breads, cheeses and dry-cured meats. You can round out the feast with Stumptown coffee, local, organic orange juice and homemade granola from Clyde Common. Breakfast is $12 per guest.
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
Stumptown is one of our oldest, best Northwest friends. Based here in Portland, they're committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the best coffees available anywhere. They have close partnerships with farms and believe that working together year after year results in the highest level of quality.
Stumptown has exceptionally high standards for serving coffee, too, so the drinks you’ll get from the café are consistently simple and exquisite.
It's right off the lobby, so you don't have to travel far. And if you order coffee with your room service, it's Stumptown who makes it.
KENNY & ZUKES
Homemade pastrami, pickles and chewy bagels. What else do you need?
PORTLAND FOOD CARTS
Portland's food cart scene is one of the most vibrant and eclectic in the nation. You'd need a lifetime to try them all, and there's always something new. You can ask the front desk for tips on the hottest newcomers or can't-miss classics or just explore for yourself. There are many large groups of carts. One of the biggest is just a couple blocks away on SW 9th and 10th Avenues between Alder and Washington. If you're headed East, there's one on SW 6th and Stark.
Ace Hotel Portland like all Ace Hotels hosts many fun events throughout the year. Some of them are LGBT events hosted for the community. Ace Portland is a gay friendly hotel with an upbeat and open vibe.