The Jupiter Hotel is a converted motor lodge with a great centralized location that offers easy access to downtown, Northeast, and Southeast Portland. With an on-site art gallery, music venue, and on-site events, there’s always something to keep you busy at this hotel.
The rooms at the Jupiter Hotel are definitely on the smaller side, but they’re well-decorated and comfortable and have their own funky charm.
If you’re looking for more upscale accommodations, The Jupiter Hotel is launching Jupiter NEXT, an elevated expansion property with modern decor and killer city views, in June 2018.
The bathrooms are clean, spacious, and have tubs big enough for kicking back and enjoying a relaxing bubble bath (which, if course, is never a bad thing).
The lobby at the Jupiter Hotel is home to gallery @ the jupiter, an art gallery that features work from emerging artists and is open 24/7 to the public. Grab a complimentary coffee and peruse the art before you head to your room.
With futuristic log cabin feel and a menu American staples, Doug Fir Lounge is a great place to grab a meal (they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and just so happens to be one of the go-to spots for the indie music scene (the venue features live music most nights out of the week).
Doug Fir Lounge also makes a mean cocktail; be sure to try house originals like the Doug Fir Negroni or the Ginger Ninja.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Between the live music and lively bar scene, things can get a little loud at Doug Fir Lounge. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway, this property might not be the right fit for you.
The Jupiter Hotel is within walking distance of multiple bus stops and a MAX Light Rail Station is just a few blocks away on SE Grand and Burnside. You can also borrow a bike (and helmet!) from the hotel - just ask at the front desk. If you do decide to bring a car, self-park is $15 per night.
If you have any dietary restrictions, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to Maruti Indian Restaurant (6-minute drive) a vegetarian Indian spot with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options that don’t skimp on flavor. Mirakutei (3-minute walk) is a great neighborhood spot dishing out traditional Japanese dishes - including some of the best ramen in the city.
Dive bars are big in Portland, and Yamhill Pub (4-minute walk) is one of the diviest - enjoy a Pabst Blue Ribbon and sign your name on the wall, which is covered with graffiti from floor to ceiling. Game Knight Lounge (10-minute drive) is a board game-centric spot where you can drink from an impressive tap list while you play Settlers of Catan with Portland locals.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Jupiter Hotel is unpretentious, affordable, and houses one of the most well-known music venues in Portland. While it might not be the fanciest, it’s definitely worth a visit.