Fodor's Expert Review Dossier

750 S.W. Alder St., Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States See on Map

The recently opened Dossier (formerly the Westin Portland) is a luxury experience all the way. Packed with luxe furnishings, interesting art, and plenty of locally inspired amenities, this hotel is an excellent choice if you want a high-end hotel experience in the heart of downtown Portland.


The rooms at Dossier are decently spacious, with neutral color palettes and curated art pieces in each room. There’s also an honor bar with locally sourced beer, wine, and snacks as well as a pillow menu to ensure you get just the right level of firmness.

Traveling with your pet? Make sure to let the staff know when you’re making your reservation; Dossier will make sure to have pet bowls, treats, and toys waiting for your pooch.


The bathrooms at Dossier are spacious --especially the walk-in showers. And since the hotel was recently opened, all the furnishings and fixtures feel new and updated.


The lobby has a cool, contemporary feel, with brightly colored velvet couches and interesting modern art on the walls.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The lobby is well-decorated, but it’s small. If you’re traveling with or meeting a larger group, you’ll want to find somewhere else to mingle.


The gym at Dossier, which is located on the third floor, is open 24/7 and has everything you need to get in a good workout, including plenty of cardio equipment and free weights.


Stop by Opal Cafe & Bar for breakfast, where you can enjoy housemade pastries, classics with a twist (like sourdough pancakes), and an excellent eggs benedict. Opal is also open for lunch and dinner and has an eclectic menu of salads and American classics (their burger is a standout).


Opal Cafe & Bar also has a solid cocktail menu, with inventive drinks like the Bourbon Revival (a whiskey drink with pomegranate syrup and lime) and Life After Paris (a sweet cocktail with coconut oil, pear brandy, and rum).


Getting Around

Dossier is right in the center of downtown Portland, which is extremely easy to navigate on foot, has offers easy access to plenty of public transportation (the nearest MAX station is just a block away). If you do decide to bring a car, you’ll have to valet, which will cost you $45 per night.


If you’re in a rush to get out the door in the morning, make time for a stop at Brunch Box (1-minute walk), where you can some of the best breakfast sandwiches in town, and in a hurry (the OMG is a must try). If you have more time and want to do a sit-down meal, try Tasty N Alder (4-minute walk), a neighborhood staple with what is arguably the hottest brunch in town (just make sure you get there early; otherwise, prepare yourself for a wait).


Portland is a city known for its excellent craft beer scene. If you want to sample some of the best local beers the city has to offer, head to Bailey’s Taproom (4-minute walk), a local favorite that has 26 rotating beers on tap (with a focus on Oregon breweries). If you’re more in the mood for a cocktail, try Multnomah Whiskey Library (4-minute walk), a downtown hotspot with a cozy, parlor room atmosphere and the most enviable liquor selection in the city (at 1800+, nowhere else even comes close).


Dossier offers a luxury experience in the heart of the city. And with all the restaurants, bars, and attractions of downtown within walking distance, you couldn’t ask for a better location.




Phones: 503-294–9000;888-625–5144

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