If you’ve got business with one of the major companies in Portland (like Nike, Intel, or Yahoo!), chances are your business isn’t actually going to be in Portland. Most of the city’s major employers have campuses in nearby Hillsboro, making it a destination for business travelers. And as a business traveler, you won’t find a better hotel than The Orenco, where you’ll have easy access to nearby campuses, plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance, and tons of amenities. Unlike chain hotels, The Orenco is a boutique property with a unique feel that will ensure your next trip to Hillsboro is one that checks off the boxes for both business and pleasure.
The rooms at The Orenco have a high-end but comfortable feel are come equipped with everything you need to both get your work done and relax once work is through, including desks, free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and pillowtop mattresses.
The Orenco is one hotel where it definitely makes sense to upgrade - upgraded rooms feature next level add-ons like jacuzzi tubs or private courtyards. Or, if you’re hosting a business meeting, upgrade to the fully furnished luxury town center lofts for a live/work vibe sure to impress your clients and colleagues.
The bathrooms at The Orenco are spacious and have a vintage-meets-contemporary feel, which is definitely in line with the rest of the hotel’s decor.
The lobby at The Orenco is small but cozy, with a fireplace, bookshelf (feel free to borrow a book or DVD during your stay), and a few areas to sit and relax with a cup of coffee.
There’s no restaurant on-site at The Orenco, but they do have a continental breakfast in the lobby.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The continental breakfast isn’t very well-stocked; it’s more of a grab-and-go option with bagels and breakfast bars, so if you’re looking for something on the heartier side, you’ll want to go out.
There’s plenty of on-street parking outside The Orenco. If you don’t have a car, there’s a MAX Light Rail station just three blocks away that will take you into the city.
With a prime location in Orenco Station, the urban hub of Hillsboro, The Orenco is conveniently located within walking distance of some great eateries, including Salam (5-minute walk), a Lebanese restaurant known for their kebabs and Middle Eastern pizzas, and La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie (7-minute walk), a French-inspired Portland chain serving up some truly excellent bread, pastries, and sweets (be sure to try the sipping chocolate).
No trip to the Portland area would be complete without sampling some local brews, so be sure to stop by Orenco Taphouse (3-minute walk), which features a rotating selection of some of the best regional beers on tap. If you’re more into wine, head to Primrose & Tumbleweeds (12-minute drive), a local wine bar with an impressive selection of Willamette Valley wines. Stop by during happy hour (Monday to Thursday, 3 - 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 2 - 5 p.m., Sunday 2 - 9 p.m.) to sample their house wines for just $4 per glass.
WHY WE LIKE IT
When you travel for business, you want to be close to work - but you also don’t want to sacrifice style or comfort. The Orenco is the perfect blend of the convenience you need for business and the comfort and amenities you want, making it an obvious choice for your next trip to Hillsboro.