Penny in Portland: Radisson RED Portland Hotel Review

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Media Visit

Dear Pennies & Pens, 

There are some hotels that just have “it” — whatever it is. The Radisson RED in downtown Portland is one of those hotels. It is oh so fancy without being pretentious. But let’s back it up for just a second and let me explain how I came to stay here on my recent trip to Portland. 

Years ago, I worked with Radisson when I stayed at one of their properties in Ft. Worth. Check out that post here. I really enjoyed my stay there so when I started planning my Portland press trip, Radisson immediately came to mind. When checking out their website, I discovered they had created a new brand and collection of hotels called RED. Intrigued, I immediately sought out more information. 

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Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

And that’s when I discovered their dope website which you can see for yourself here. Radisson RED is Radisson’s brand new concept that seeks to appeal to the ageless millennial  mindset. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Radisson RED gives you everything you need to explore trendy, quirky Portland. As it states on their website, “It’s a vibrant hotel that matches Portland’s positive and playful vibe. Radisson RED Portland Downtown is an ideal city base which features smart design touches in every room and an upbeat social scene.” 

But seriously though, they aren’t kidding. My room was located on the 8th floor and it was HUGE. It had everything I needed and then some. A big comfy bed, a table and chairs, a cute closet, a mini fridge, and a nice sized bathroom. Honestly, my only negative feedback about the room was the shower. Some hotels have adopted this fancy “European” style shower that only has half a door.

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

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It looks really cute but it’s kind of a pain in the ass. Water gets all over the floor and so you have to use all your extra towels to clean up the mess so you don’t bust your ass. Also, it’s a little small. I’m petite at 5’4” and 100 lbs n change so it worked for me but I can’t help but think that someone double my size in either height or weight may not dig it.

However, let’s get back to #positivevibesonly and talk about what else Radisson RED has. Radisson RED has a game room on the second floor and a full service restaurant + bar called OUI Bar + KTCHN. The best part?! OUI does drag shows during brunch on Sundays. Lil baby, I will fly back to PDX to see those Queens in all their glory. I don’t play for the pink team but I support the rainbow coalition, ya dig?! #loveislove

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

So anyway, my stay at Radisson RED was so brief, y’all. Like it was over before it even started. We had one night only — just like in Dreamgirls. So of course I made the best of it. While there, I checked out the game room which btw, is hella dope! I couldn’t stay long because they were hosting a private event that night but I did get to see it. I also visited OUI, although, I opted to venture out for food and drinks so I could enjoy my last night in Portland. 

But I did spend as much time as possible in my room. It was just too flyy! Located on the 8th floor in the corner, my room was a dream. I loved how spacious it was. Also, the decor is stunning! It’s so modern and chic. I loved how they incorporated the red, black, and white color palette throughout the room. You’ll also find those colors in the lobby, hallways, game room, and at OUI. 

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Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

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Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Overall, my stay at Radisson RED was a dream. I even changed my flight so I could stay longer. I wasn’t ready to leave, y’all. But, I did…guess this means I’ll have to go back sooner than later, huh?! If you’re planning a trip to Portland, check out Radisson RED to book your stay!  You can also follow them on the gram: @Radissonredportland #TravelPortland #YouCanInPortland. 

And there it is. de la Pen…All Pen Everything. With us, keeping it real never goes wrong.

Disclosure: This post features a media visit meaning we received a complimentary stay in exchange for writing and publishing content. This post was created in collaboration with Radisson RED. All opinions are our own. Please see the full disclosure policy here:  Disclosure and Copyright Policy

P.S. Stay tuned to the page, the full Penny in Portland digital travel guide will be coming soon to a page near you via www.islpdtx.com very soon. Until then, check out Cruising thru Cali here: http://bit.ly/CruisingthruCali

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