The Mark Spencer Hotel

Stay in style with historic elegance and modern amenities.

The Mark Spencer Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon is the ideal place to stay when looking for upscale accommodations in the heart of the city. With an old-school classic style and plenty of vintage charm, you can count on this hotel to cater to all your needs and more during your visit to the Rose City.

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Timeless sophistication with a modern twist.

What it's like

The property, initially named the Nortonia Hotel, opened its doors in 1907 and quickly became a hit among traveling performers and celebrities seeking a chic hotel near the city's theater district. In 1966, it was renamed The Mark Spencer Hotel and has since been a favored destination for artists, performers, tourists, and businesspeople alike. More recently, this sophisticated property has been renovated and restored with modern travelers in mind.

Independent spirit


Small touches

Each of the 101 rooms and suites in The Mark Spencer Hotel has been beautifully renovated and redesigned, seamlessly mixing the building's historic architecture with modern furnishings. Every room features ultra-comfortable beds adorned with luxury bedding, custom furniture pieces, and local artwork that depicts Portland's vibrant culture. The bathrooms boast Carrera marble flooring, Italian glass tile work, fog-free mirrors, plush towels, and monogrammed bathrobes. As a guest, you'll also have access to the onsite fitness center and complimentary WiFi throughout the property.

Eat and drink

Start your day with breakfast delivered straight to your room from Cheryl's on 12th, located adjacent to the hotel. Enjoy your morning meal in the comfort of your room before heading out to explore the surrounding area. In the evening, be sure to drop by the lobby for a complimentary wine hour featuring Pacific Northwest wines and a selection of cheese and crackers. Many accommodations also feature fully stocked kitchenettes for your convenience to prepare your own meals.

And more

The Mark Spencer Hotel is happy to welcome four-legged guests! Upon arrival, your dog will be treated to a welcome kit, including a pet magazine with information on local parks, a special treat, a collapsible water bowl, and waste bags. The hotel also welcomes extended-stay guests with amenities designed to make you feel at home no matter how long you visit.

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Rooms & Rates

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Centrally located in downtown Portland, just a one-minute walk from the Pearl District and only a short distance from numerous restaurants, shops, and local attractions.

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Guest Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities (fees apply)
  • Dry cleaning services (fees apply)
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Limited onsite self-parking available (fees apply)
  • Dog-friendly accommodations available (fees apply, subject to availability, please contact hotel directly to book)

Eat & Drink

  • Room service from Cheryl's on 12th (breakfast and lunch served daily)
  • Daily complimentary wine reception 

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness center

In-room amenities

  • Bathrobes
  • Bath products
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area (select rooms only)
  • Sleeper sofa (select rooms only)
  • Work desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Kitchenette (select rooms only)
  • Dining table (select rooms only)
  • Mini fridge
  • Stovetop (select rooms only)
  • Microwave
  • Toaster (select rooms only)
  • Coffee maker (select rooms only)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 24 hours prior to arrival by 4:00 PM local time to avoid a penalty charge of one night's room and tax.
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Meetings + Events

Hosting a meeting or event? With 3,900 square feet of versatile event space that can accommodate up to 200 people, The Mark Spencer Hotel is the perfect choice among Portland venues. To learn more, click here.

Event Space Dimensions (LxH) Square Feet Theater Classroom Rounds Reception Conference U-Shape
Nortonia Ballroom 85' x 24' 2,040 200 120 120 150 -- --
Ballroom Lobby 75' x 13' 975 -- -- -- -- -- --
Nortonia Room 50' x 24' 1,200 120 64 70 70 40 35
Pearl Room 35' x 24' 840 80 40 30 40 26 21
Boardroom 21' x 17' 357 -- -- -- -- 10 9
Hospitality Suite -- 900 -- -- -- 15 10 --
Rooftop -- 800 -- -- -- -- -- --

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