aloft concept before -- Starwood Hotels' line of budget-friendly accomodations -- but the new Portland location has us wanting to pull out our gummi bracelets and jellies. While the photos of the prototype seen in Metropolis don't seem particularly over-the-top, the version at the Portland airport is all that and then some. Ace and Jupiter hotels), would aloft make it on your list?
• Friday, Sept. 19, 6 pm–midnight
• 9920 NE Cascade Parkway
• $10 donation benefits the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and the Friends of the Gorge Bike Trail Improvement Project