Hotel Albion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hotel Albion
Lotus Cardroom & Cafe, Portland, Oregon in 2012.JPG
Lotus Cardroom & Cafe, 2012
Hotel Albion is located in Portland, Oregon
Hotel Albion
Location in Portland, Oregon
General information
Address930 S.W. 3rd Avenue
Town or cityPortland, Oregon
CountryUnited States
Coordinates45°30′59″N 122°40′35″W / 45.51634°N 122.67632°W / 45.51634; -122.67632Coordinates: 45°30′59″N 122°40′35″W / 45.51634°N 122.67632°W / 45.51634; -122.67632

Hotel Albion, established in 1906, is a former hotel and historic building in Portland, Oregon, in the United States. It is best known for housing the Lotus Café, which occupied the ground floor from 1924[1][2] until its closure in August 2016. The hotel was renamed the Lotus Hotel in the 1930s or 1940s, but it closed in 1976 as a result of fire safety violations.[3]

Designs for a 10-story office building that is proposed to be constructed on the site were approved by the Portland Design Commission, a city-appointed advisory panel, in early July 2016.[4] The plans called for demolition of the Hotel Albion, and Ankrom Moisan Architects submitted a demolition permit to the city in mid-July 2016.[4] The Auditorium and Music Hall, which is directly adjacent to the former hotel, was not proposed for demolition.[4]

Demolition began on June 28, 2018,[5] and was largely completed by mid-July.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Spencer-Hartle, Brandon (November 6, 2015). "Historic No More?! Demo Epidemic Strikes Notable Downtown Buildings". Restore Oregon. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Bancud, Michaela (December 1, 2015). "Lotus Card Room building may fold for good". Portland Tribune. Business Tribune section, pp. 3-5. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Paul Gold dies at 80 of cancer". The Oregonian. January 23, 1981. p. E1.
  4. ^ a b c Rogers, Jules (July 26, 2016). "Downtown duo: Hotel design approved; new office coming soon". Portland Tribune. Business Tribune section, pp. 8–9. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Butler, Grant (June 30, 2018) [online date June 28]. "Lotus Cafe demolition begins". The Oregonian. p. A2. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Bell, Jon (July 12, 2018). "As the Lotus meets its fate, a look at its past – and its future (photos)". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved August 7, 2018.

External links[edit]