A hotel that lives up to its name, The Nines is a well-executed mashup of style, comfort, and a little bit of flair. The layout is based around the central atrium area that contains the tasty and fun Urban Farmer ‘modern steakhouse’ and bar, where we spent more than a couple of hours enjoying cocktails, beers, and munchies (and I spent more than a couple of hours staring aimlessly at the gigantic space around me). The club level lounge was stocked with tasty treats seemingly all day, and true to Portland’s reputation, there was a great selection of local craft brews in the fridge. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and I’m willing to bet the turquoise theme of the decor was a major drawing point for Meredith when she was on the hunt for places to stay. I’m glad she found it, and would definitely recommend The Nines to anyone looking for a fun place to stay in the area.