On the edge of Portland's recently developed South Waterfront District and just a 10- to 15-minute drive or bus ride from downtown, this tranquil boutique property is nestled among trees along the meandering Willamette River. Rooms range widely in size (from about 340 up to 1,040 square feet), and they are all tastefully decorated with simple yet warm furnishings; most have a balcony, and suites have gas fireplaces. This is one of the city's only hotels with a full-service
spa and extensive fitness facility. Aquariva restaurant and wine bar has great river views and serves reliably good Italian fare and a popular Sunday brunch.