Completing my Bucket List

Inn @ Northrup Station

After spending a few days in San Francisco we flew with Alaska Airlines to Portland, Oregon.

The difference in cost for first class, and paying for a bag in the hold wasn’t much and I’ll never be able to afford a long haul first class flight (well never any time soon), so we treated ourselves for this flight.  So I guess I can tick “fly first class” off the bucket list.

Look how classy I am having a beer in a glass?!


One hour 30 minutes later we touched down in Portland, jumped in an Uber, and headed straight to the Inn at Northrup Station.

From outside the building you can tell you’re away to step into somewhere funky! Inside everything is bright and modern.  Bowls of sweets are out on reception, and at the tables for you to help yourself.


Check in was quick and easy, and we were provided a couple of complimentary passes for the street car (which stops right outside).

We headed up to our king suite, which had everything we needed and more.  This is definitely the brightest place we have ever stayed in, and the room comes with a small balcony looking onto the street.


Two flat screen televisions, oven, toaster, kettle, sofas, USB charging sockets, sweets and free WIFI are just some of the highlights of the Inn at Northrup Station.

Originally built in the 1970s, the Inn was rediscovered and transformed by Portland architect Steve Routon. The exterior reflects the true character and spirit of Northwest Portland. Acknowledging the energy of the neighborhood, suites at the Inn allow guests the opportunity to interact with the street scene below from a series of private decks and patios accented with soaring trellises.

Our fabulous interior décor includes original artwork by local artists. The retro hip furnishings and energetic color palate both contribute to the eclectic ambiance of the Inn. Fully featured granite kitchens and wet bars and luxurious marble bathrooms are all hallmarks of this one of the kind hotel.


After dropping our bags off we headed back down to ask reception for ideas for the evening.  As soon as Powell’s book store was mentioned, I knew that’s where we had to be.  We used our free street car passes until we reached our destination, spent a few hours in Powell’s browsing and shopping, had a cuppa then decided to head back.

It was a nice evening so we chose to walk.  It took around 25 minutes, then it was straight to bed.


Continental breakfast is included in your stay.  I was super amazed at the waffle maker, so that was my breakfast sorted.

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With the in room, and on site facilities provided you have everything you need for any length of stay.     We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and when we return to Portland we will be booking to stay here again.

To book your room at Inn at Northrup Station, head on over to




**Our stay was complimentary, but as always, all words are my own**

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