by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 12, 2018
The Hoxton, Portland (Ore.), opens today, the second of the London-based brand to open in the United States. The Hoxton, Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, N.Y., debuted the brand on these shores in September, and two more outposts will open by spring 2019: the Hoxton, Chicago, and the Hoxton, Downtown LA.
Housed in a 1906 building in Portland's Old Town Chinatown, the 119-room hotel has two restaurants: La Neta serves Mexican-inspired dishes, and the menu for the rooftop taqueria, Tope, features Mexican street fare paired with a mezcal-focused list of cocktails. The purposely unnamed basement bar specializes in rice-based spirits, teas and a late-night menu of seasonal American-Chinese food. The ground-floor coffee bar offers Proud Mary coffee, Smith teas and fresh pastries.

Ennismore Design Studio used a North-West modernist feel for the guest rooms, a movement that was popular on the West Coast in the 1960s. Rich walnut panelling and mid-century touches, plus artwork selected by Upfor, ceramics by Clay Factor and bookshelves curated by Hox Friends (local residents who have chosen the books for each room) add singular touches. WiFi is free, as is one hour of free calls to anywhere in the world.
 
The Hoxton, Portland, will host workshops, master classes and talks in the Apartment, a multifunction event space, which opens later this year. The Apartment is made up of several small rooms with a communal kitchen and can be opened up to host up to 90 people.