Benson Hotel

309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
9 reviews

Great pet friendly option in Portland when the Hotel Monaco rates are high. This is in an old building with charm and class. Walking distance to downtown attractions.

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    0.18 mi

    Powell's City of Books

    0.18 mi from Benson Hotel
    111 reviews

    Truly a City of Books! Powell's in downtown Portland takes up an entire city block plus a second building! There are several rooms each with various sections. Make sure to make it all the way up to the Pearl room on the top floor to check out the rare book collection.

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    0.24 mi

    Portland Outdoor Store

    0.24 mi from Benson Hotel
    3 reviews

    This place sells mostly horse stuff (bridles and tack) and a bit of fishing gear. The ground floor is dedicated to western clothes and boots, and it's a good place to go if you are into horsemanship or just like dressing up in cowboy clothes. The smaller upstairs section sells English riding tack, breeches, and accessories. It's a fun place ...

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    0.19 mi

    Pioneer Courthouse Square

    0.19 mi from Benson Hotel
    36 reviews

    Dubbed by marketers ad Portland's Living Room, and called "the Square" by everyone else. This red-brick square is popular with people who work downtown and with street kids, and it's a great place to people watch. There are often events and free concerts here on weekends in the summer, especially around Rose Festival time (early June). There is also a ...

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    0.08 mi

    Gabriel Park

    0.08 mi from Benson Hotel
    2 reviews

    This is my Son's neighborhood park and at 90+ acres, it's relatively huge. It has plenty of space to walk around in it's nicely wooded expanse, and has the other stuff that folks like including a baseball field, basketball court, tennis, picnic areas, and an off-leash area for Fido.

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    0.19 mi

    Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    0.19 mi from Benson Hotel
    14 reviews

    If you ever crave a good game of PacMan at 3AM, Ground Kontrol ahs you covered. This two-story quarter arcade is filled with flashy, loud video games and pinball machines. They also serve beer and have quiz nights aimed at gamers. There's very little room to sit, though, so come prepared to play, not to socialize.

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    0.14 mi

    Living Room Theaters

    0.14 mi from Benson Hotel
    10 reviews

    What a cool concept! As the name suggests this place is a theater but with the comforts of home plus more! I stopped in to try some food in their absolutely lovely restaurant attached to the theater. I ask the extremely nice and helpful wait staff about the theaters. They explained that in the theater they have tables and comfortable ...

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    0.05 mi

    Bailey's Taproom

    0.05 mi from Benson Hotel
    8 reviews

    Bailey's has a wide variety of beers. It's a popular place to go to if you're a beer connoisseur. The vibe is filled with ambiance but on Fridays and on the weekends, it can get crowded and noisy. Santeria is across the street and sells tacos and burritos, so if you want beer and burritos, you can sit at Bailey's ...

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    0.22 mi

    Pioneer Courthouse

    0.22 mi from Benson Hotel
    10 reviews

    This used to be the post office! Before that I assume it was an actual courthouse. Perhaps pioneers once held court there, but I kind of doubt it. Could make for a fun urban legend, though.

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    0.24 mi

    Jimmy Mak's

    0.24 mi from Benson Hotel
    4 reviews

    Do you like jazz? Do you like tasty food and well-crafted libations? Of course you do. As a Portland institution, Jimmy Mak’s has played host to some of the best local and national jazz acts ever! If jazz isn’t your thing, you should still check this place out for its atmosphere, food and drink. Located in the heart of downtown ...

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    0.12 mi

    Jackpot Records

    0.12 mi from Benson Hotel
    4 reviews

    Always has a great selection, always has something [amazing] that you've never heard. An adventure of its own.

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    0.2 mi

    Compound Gallery

    0.2 mi from Benson Hotel
    4 reviews

    Another awesome boutique, small women's selection, but tons for men, shirts, shoes, snap backs, accessories, funny toys/gifts, art. Right across the street from Upper Playground.

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    0.13 mi

    Portland City Hall

    0.13 mi from Benson Hotel
    5 reviews

    I like city hall quite a bit. It feels like a cozy building and dosen't overwhelm you at all. It also is in a nice part of the city. I may not like the mayor though : (

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    0.15 mi

    Roseland Theater

    0.15 mi from Benson Hotel
    3 reviews

    The Roseland has been around for as long as I can remember, and I've been to everything from reggae shows to raves here. A lot of fairly big acts come through here and the acoustics are excellent. It's one of the first places you'll want to check out for live music listings if you're coming to town; tickets for most ...

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    0.17 mi from Benson Hotel
    3 reviews

    Great spice store - been buying their stuff online for ages, but this is an actual walk-in store. You can see and smell all of their spices and spice blends, and buy whatever you want in varying quantities. One of the high-quality features here is that the containers you use to smell the products are NOT the source of the ...

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    0.15 mi

    North Park Blocks

    0.15 mi from Benson Hotel
    3 reviews

    North Park Blocks is great place 2 go :))))))

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    0.21 mi


    0.21 mi from Benson Hotel
    3 reviews

    Coffee shop, computer cafe and performance venue with tons of space! This place always seems to be buzzing. I haven't been to one of there events but during the day it appears to be a good place to work or have a meeting because the space is so large there are usually seating options even when they are busy.

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    0.12 mi

    Reading Frenzy

    0.12 mi from Benson Hotel
    3 reviews

    Great shop with tons of awesome zines, graphic novels and books!

  • 18
    0.18 mi

    Upper Playground

    0.18 mi from Benson Hotel
    2 reviews

    Boutique shop with "dope shit," clothing and hats for men.

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    0.16 mi

    Rich's Cigar Store

    0.16 mi from Benson Hotel
    3 reviews

    Old fashioned tobacconist specializing in pipe tobacco and imported cigarettes and cigars. It used to smell like pipe tobacco in here, but they may have since banned smoking inside. They also have the best magazine selection in town, including many fringe titles and foreign editions.

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    0.24 mi


    0.24 mi from Benson Hotel
    1 review

    The men! The myth! The LEGEND! With the possible (cheesy!) exception of the Australian Thunder from Down Under in Las Vegas, Silverado has got to be the most famous male strip club in the country. Portland has a sense of humor about strip clubs, and with good reason: the city is full of them! And unlike some of the stuffier ...

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