Multnomah Hotel

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Multnomah Hotel
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
Multnomah Hotel (Embassy Suites), Portland, OR, 2012.JPG
Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown seen in 2012 (former Multnomah Hotel)
Multnomah Hotel is located in Portland, Oregon
Multnomah Hotel
Location 319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′19″N 122°40′27″W / 45.522019°N 122.674053°W / 45.522019; -122.674053Coordinates: 45°31′19″N 122°40′27″W / 45.522019°N 122.674053°W / 45.522019; -122.674053
Built 1911
Architect Gibson & Cahill
Architectural style American Renaissance
NRHP Reference # 85000369[1]
Added to NRHP February 28, 1985

The Multnomah Hotel, located in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States, is a historic hotel building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] It currently operates as the Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown.


Multnomah Hotel circa 1920

The 700-room hotel was built by local entrepreneur Philip Gevurtz[4] and opened on February 8, 1912.[5] The nine-story building filled an entire city block.[6] It was operated by Western Hotels, now known as Westin Hotels & Resorts, from 1931 until it closed in 1963.[7] At the time of its closure, The Oregonian wrote that the Multnomah had been "one of the most famous hotels on the Pacific Coast".[6] From 1965 to 1992 the building housed government offices.[7] It was sold in 1995 and restored, its 700 rooms reduced to 276 suites,[8] reopening in 1997 as the Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown.

Famous guests[edit]

The hotel has hosted Queen Marie of Romania, Charles Lindbergh,[6][7] Rudolph Valentino, Jimmy Stewart, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny and every president from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Nixon.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved November 13, 2013 .
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 37. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
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  6. ^ a b c Sterrett, Frank (May 9, 1965). "Era Of Luxury Hotels Fades Into History As Multnomah Houses Government Offices". The Sunday Oregonian. Section 1, p. 40. 
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