Yasha Wallin

The Society Hotel

with Yasha Wallin theusualmontauk.com
  • Where:Portland, Oregon

  • Why:To visit friends and see what all this Portland hype is about.

  • When:January 2017

  • Who:Me, myself and I

Highs & Lows

  • It’s all about the lobby and café (and in the summer the rooftop). The fireplace was always going, and it has a warm, casual vibe for partaking in what Portland does best: drinking coffee and talking politics.

  • It’s perfect for anyone on a budget. Whether you want something super affordable (one of the shared rooms) or more privacy (your own suite with bathroom), you’ll be well taken care of without breaking the bank.

  • Rarely have I encountered friendlier staff.

  • Instead of calling down to the front desk they have a texting concierge to ask anything: where’s the best restaurant in the city, can you bring me Tylenol for my hangover, etc.

  • Let’s just say the neighborhood has some very colorful personalities, so not amazing for walking around at night.

  • The walls are thin, so I counted sheep whilst my neighbor snored. The plus side: they provide free earplugs.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Victorian Clubhouse: hostel, private suites and a cute cafe.

  • Vibe

    Crafty contemporary

  • Location

    In Chinatown / Old Town

  • Rooms

    24 private rooms with shared bathrooms, 12 suites, 1 bunker room with 24 beds.

  • Music

    Radiohead, and other melancholy hits (when in Portland, go emo).

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Owners Matt Siegel, Jonathan Cohen, Jessie Burke and Gabe Genauer.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    The Society Cafe

  • Bar

    The café has craft beer, naturally.

  • Minibar

    No

  • Wifi

    Yes, everywhere

  • Children

    Why not?

  • Price

    Very affordable

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