The notion of a 420-friendly vacation has outgrown the stoner pilgrimage to Amsterdam, infiltrating the United States alongside its burgeoning industry of legal cannabis. Among the many options to elevate your next trip, a stay at the Jupiter Hotel stands to guarantee a mind-boggling view of how Mary Jane rolls in Portland.
The Jupiter Hotel has had a reputation for years. Down to party and uniquely artsy, it’s safe to say that it has experienced its fair share of cannabis consumption long before the era of recreational weed. If the walls at the Jupiter Hotel could talk, they’d likely blow a chronic-laced smoke cloud as well. With the cannabis game having officially changed, they are now taking their reputation and approach to travel accommodations to new heights via their 420-friendly packages.
What began as a restoration project aiming to convert a 1960s motor lodge, the Jupiter Hotel now takes up a whole city block in the very happening Central Eastside District in the heart of iconic Burnside Avenue. The rooms offer guests the option to stay on either the bar side or chill side of the property, with five different room types designed with the preferential traveler in mind. They also go the extra mile and throw in complimentary Wi-Fi and locally roasted coffee—keeping you dialed in to the world and caffeinated with some of Portland’s finest.
Inside the rooms at the Jupiter Hotel, murals create a larger-than-life presence of everything from Spider-Man comic strips to portraits of John Lennon. While the standard single and double bed options exist, should you have the opportunity, the DreamSuite puts the high life on a whole new and rather funky pedestal. Featuring a king-sized bed, living area, wet bar, and a couple of flat screen televisions, you’ll have no shortage of options for crafting an entertaining stay while visiting the Jupiter Hotel. Each room also features a chalkboard door, where you can tap into your creative spirit with some drawing and note-writing that may end up showcased on the Jupiter Hotel’s website.
Beyond what amenities make the Jupiter Hotel a standout destination, the self-described “late night” culture on the property is nothing short of a partier’s paradise. The Doug Fir Lounge is the hot spot onsite, and where the mid-century modern feel of the Jupiter Hotel is accentuated by decidedly Northwest woodwork that encases the chic hideaway. Whether you’re looking for great music, fine food, or a stiff cocktail, the Doug Fir Lounge won’t disappoint. Gallery @ the Jupiter also comes highly recommended as a unique option to familiarize yourself with the emerging art scene in ever-quirky Portland.
“We wanted a place where you could go as a stranger and end up being part of a community, where the underground became the obvious, and where you were rewarded for looking a little deeper.”
The Jupiter Hotel has many packages available that are designed to authenticate your Portland experience. While the PDX Brews and Booze Experience, and VooDoo Doughnuts Package will set you up for some undoubtedly good times, the 420 Experience stands to hook you up in an entirely different way.
Being built around the theme “legally awesome,” the Jupiter Hotel has teamed with local businesses to properly welcome guests to their pot-friendly home away from home. Here, you can add on to your trip with options that include a cannabis-themed welcome kit and a BridgeTown Weed Tour, taking you to all the best pot stops and shops Portland has to offer. Should you elect to upgrade, the welcome gear includes a vaporizer pen for partaking with discretion, an assortment of apparel to commemorate your stay, discount coupons to score deals on your weed, and a fine array of munchies to stuff your smiling face when you’ve found yourself surprisingly hungry.
At the end of the day, Portland is known for being simply weird. Through their open-minded approach to accommodating others while they visit the Rose City, the Jupiter Hotel will continue to push the envelope and create a space for those looking to stray from the well-beaten path for years to come. As co-owner Kelsey Bunker said, “We wanted a place where you could go as a stranger and end up being part of a community, where the underground became the obvious, and where you were rewarded for looking a little deeper.”