In addition to visiting the Spruce Goose just outside of Portland, Eric and I were interested in checking out the Ace Hotel. The Ace Hotel has four hotels with interiors designed by up and coming designers using affordable materials. We decided a trip up north could get us out of L.A. for a bit, unite us with the H-4 Hercules a.k.a. Spruce Goose and allow us a glimpse of the Ace Hotel in Portland.
The public lobby spaces were great places to hang out and people watch. Adjoining the lobby on the west: Stumptown Coffee; on the east, fine eats: Clyde Common.
Downstairs a genuine film-photo booth processed photos in under four minutes. In our room, we enjoyed a turntable with a private dance geek out to Herbie Hancock's Rockit (to my knowledge, the children's first listen. It was memorable. The video, however, will remain private for the kids to share at their discretion.)
Sleeping kids under a diagram of a flip turn.