The Hotel Vintage underwent a rather dramatic makeover in 2016. The long-established Kimpton property was always a wine-themed hotel, and it still is, but the rather staid interior décor was completely re-imagined for a younger Portland demographic. Fittingly, the lobby bar and is now called Bacchus and presided over by a wall-sized version of Caravaggio’s painting of the god of wine (but with a strategic piercing that is not in the original work). Every night there are complimentary wine tastings hosted by different regional vintners. The new room look is sleek and minimal, with wine-themed accents—maybe a wall piece made of cork or wine labels, or a headboard constructed from oak. Beds are luxuriously sheeted and comfortable, the desks are slabs of butcher block, and some rooms have tables made of petrified wood. The bathrooms have tub-shower combinations. I particularly like the Sky Lofts with their sloping, atelier-like windows, and the Spa Rooms, which feature hot tubs on private balconies. Another draw here is the adjoining restaurant Pazzo with its delicious Northern Italian cuisine. Only from the outside can you tell that the Hotel Vintage occupies one of Portland’s oldest downtown buildings, dating from 1894. Inside, it’s all about Portland today.