If you’re looking for a quiet, room-service-and-fluffy-bathrobes kind of hotel, the Jupiter isn’t for you. But if you’re an urban adventurer, eager to stash your bags, rent a bike, and explore Portland, the Jupiter will be right up your alley. It will likely fit in with your budget, too. Created in 2004 from a California-style, mid-century modern motor lodge, the Jupiter is what the hotel business calls an “active property”—meaning it caters primarily to a younger crowd (21–45), has an adjoining bar-lounge-restaurant-concert venue (Doug Fir) with a busy outdoor patio that stays open until 2:30am, and lets guests have parties as long as they don’t get out of hand. It doesn’t try to hide any of this, and offers rooms on the Bar-Patio side (noisier), and on the Chill side (quieter), in addition to providing earplugs in the rooms. The rooms themselves are motel-size, but they’ve been creatively updated in a way that makes them both comfortable and appealing, though the windows do not open and you have to rely on an in-room A/C unit to keep the air moving (and, sometimes, to mask the party noise). Furnishing is sleek and minimalist. The bathrooms have tub-showers and are nicely tiled. On a busy summer’s night when the hotel’s blue wall lights are on, and the guests’ doors are open, and the patio bar is in full swing (and the smell of reefer drifts through the parking lot), this is a world unto itself—not for everyone, but possibly for you. In April 2018 a new expansion called NEXT opened across the street with 67 additional rooms and a new restaurant-bar. The new rooms have city views, expanded amenities and a sleeker, more contemporary look; they’re also more tech-savvy for business travelers. I think that may be where you’ll want to stay.