Nice Hotel Nowhere Near A Beach
Posted Sep 18, 2016
I was very glad to make the Mark Spencer my "first home" in Portland. After ten days in its enviable location (my first time in Oregaon) I was able to explore this wonderful city of friendly people and well cared for streets with invigorating clean air and excellent public tap water "bubblers". This all combined with the multi-full varieties of excellent craft beers and restaurants to go with them, is the mecca of enjoyment. The streets are easy and safe to manage, mainly, I think, because of the prevalence of one-way streets which simplify confusions with buses, trolleys, trucks and cars.
The hotel has just the right amount of amenities. No need to add another restaurant/bar to the scene that is already there and constantly changing in the surrounding nieghborhood, Your front desk staff was ever so special. The cleaning lady for my room ( "Aye") did a top-notch job in keeping my room spotless. I believe room #614 may be the "best room in the House" with terrific view of Mt. St. Hellenus to the North and the Eastern skyline.
Had a wonderful time there in your very special part of the US. I'm sure I'll be back again and very much expect to enjoy the Mark Spencer care again.
PS. It all started with my reading of David Pittsinger's article in "Opera News" magazine, June 2016.