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|309 SW Broadway Street|
Portland OR United States
|Floor Area||21,832 m²|
| - hotel|
| - highrise|
| - beaux arts|
| - copper|
| - glass|
| - stone|
| - marble|
| - terra cotta|
| - stucco|
| - brick|
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Architect: Doyle, Patterson, & Beach, Callison Architecture.
• The Design was influenced by the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, which was built in the early 1900's.
• 05.03.1913: It opened for public as the New Oregon Hotel, an annex to the Oregon Hotel.
• 1915: The Norway-native Simon Benson (1852-1942), a Portland lumber baron and farmer, renamed the hotel to its current name.
• 1919: It was sold to William Boyd and Robert Keller.
• 1930: The lobby was remodeled by Pietro Belluschi.
• 1937: The original 50-foot glass and steel marquee above the main entrance collapsed cause of snow weight.
• 1944: Western Hotels, Inc. purchased the hotel and sold it to WestCoast Hotels in 1988.
• 1959: The hotel added the 13-story South Wing.
• 1986: In the US National Register of Historic Places.
• 1991: Restoration project costed US $17 million.
• It features 13 meeting rooms for groups of 10 to 400 people.
• The walnut panelling is hand-carved Russian Circassian, and the interior staircase is in Italian white marble.
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