On Thursday, the new luxury hotel in downtown Portland opened...The Nines. It occupies the top eight floors of Macy's (formerly the Meier and Frank building.)
The place is beautiful. The entrance is on SW Morrison. Today, they had about eight young men there, serving as doormen and valet.
The elevator whisks you to the eighth floor lobby before you even realize that you've left the ground floor. I actually thought the elevator wasn't moving.
The lobby is modern and sleek, with a lot of wood. There are black and white mannequins as well as wire clothing sculptures...paying tribute to Meier and Frank, which opened there in 1908.
Just passed the lobby you will find several seating areas, with chairs and sofas. A little further in is Urban Farmer, the restaurant.
Urban Farmer uses local ingredients and they focus on organic foods.
In fact, the entire building seeks local supplies. This is a "green building". Many of the things used in the building came from the demolition of the old interior. They reused things where they could.
I ate breakfast at Urban Farmer this morning. Great Crab Ommelette. I have not yet stayed there, although someone I know did stay there last night and said that it was fabulous.
I know, this sounds like more of a review than a post. :-)