Built in the style of a Queen Anne Chateau, Portland’s most interesting and gracious building, the Hotel Portland, opened in 1890. This building captured the look and the feel of the city of Portland as no other building has before or since.
In the early years, it was the place to see and be seen. It was conceived just as the nation went into a recession and money from eastern investors dried up. Financial problems led to construction delays, which plagued the Hotel until local financing was obtained. This would prove to be a problem in later years.