This boutique hotel right in the heart of the Northwest/Nob Hill/NW 23rd neighborhood is anything but dull. Vivid mix-and-match colors and retro-style furniture enliven the rooms and public areas, almost forcing you to be cheerful. Then again, there’s quite a lot to be cheerful about in this hotel, created from a 1970s building and opened in 2002. It’s great for families, as some of the rooms can sleep up to five people, and all of the rooms have either a small kitchenette with microwave or a full kitchen. The doors open out to little balconies in the less-expensive back units, and larger patios or balconies in the street-facing units. Parking is free, and the Portland streetcar stops right outside—in fact, guests receive a complimentary daily streetcar pass. The rooms here are not overly large, but they’re cozily furnished with sofas, chairs, and tables, and have decent-sized bathrooms with tub-shower combinations. There’s a nice rooftop terrace, too, with patio furniture. Reasonable prices, punchy style, and a great location make this one of Northwest Portland’s best hotel choices.