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{deluxe digs} lap up the luxury

jupiter

hoteL for the hipster hound

written by brandie ahlgren Photography by Lindsay hile

Once a mid-century motor lodge, the completely renovated Jupiter Hotel has been transformed into a beautiful—and dog-friendly—boutique hotel, located in one of Portland’s hippest neighborhoods. We are in the epicenter of the cultural Eastside, with more than 60 of the top bars (one of them adjacent to the hotel, but we’ll get to that later), eateries, breweries and shops nearby. Upon check-in, we can’t help oohing and awwing over the artwork on display in the lobby—this is the first sign they do things differently at the Jupiter. With the lobby doubling as an art gallery, we are treated to the works of artist Leah Hugon (leahhugonart.com). Her work is a beautiful mix of paintings, drawings and embroidery—all mounted on Plexiglas and hand cut to represent the conversation she wants to create. Next month, there will be a new artist on display, but today we get to enjoy Hugon’s work. Once we arrive at our room, we get the second sign the Jupiter does things differently—literally—with a welcome note written in chalk on our door. Inside, we find an ice cold bucket of Rogue Brewing’s Dead Guy Ale (third sign). Apparently, Portland is the microbrewery capital of the world and to celebrate its hoppy-ness, the Jupiter is giving away a free bucket of beer with each checkin until the end of 2015. Nice! While we sip on a cold one, we check out our room. The Jupiter offers a variety of rooms to fit your needs and your budget. Our room is a Deuce, which features two pillow-top queen beds and down comforters, a 32” flat screen TV, modern Tomita Design desks, eco-friendly amenities, and the aforementioned chalkboard door. Oh, and free wireless internet. Outside the room is a lovely courtyard, with ample seating and sparkly chandelier lighting, surrounded by lush bamboo. Grab a cup of organic, locally-roasted coffee from the lobby (it’s complimentary) and relax with your four-legged friend—you’ll be amazed at how easy is it to strike up a conversation with fellow Jupiter guests (fourth sign). It’s time to start thinking food and with Doug Fir Lounge located right next door, it’s definitely an option. Unfortunately, it’s not dog friendly, but you can order room service and the menu is ah-maz-ing (dougfirlounge.com/menus)!

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