Travelers who appreciate good music and good beer—especially in combination—will love this latest addition to the McMenamins brothers' unorthodox empire, which shares a building with three bars and is affiliated with the Crystal Ballroom concert venue a block up the road. Built in 1911, the building, a former glove factory, refrigeration shop, dry cleaners, and tire shop, is old and creaky but full of character. Original art and song lyrics are hand-painted on the
navy, green, and terra-cotta walls, each room honors a musician who's played at the Crystal, including James Brown, Patti Smith, the White Stripes, and Portland's very own Decemberists (reserving a room, in fact, affords access to sold-out show tickets). Pint glasses and Mason jars enable you to transport beverages easily. The saltwater soaking pool in a cave-like basement provides a steamy place to unwind.