Notes from the GM, Oregon, Oregon Wine, Restaurants

Memorial Day Weekend in North Willamette Wine Country

May 18, 2011

Dozens of local wineries offer tastings, pairings and activities during Memorial Day Weekend.

Want to plan a memorable getaway for Memorial Day? Come to Wine Country!   The Grand Hotel Bridgeport is proud to offer wine lovers luxurious accommodations, free parking, free WiFi(helpful as you are planning your afternoon of wine tasting!), and a free chef prepared breakfast the following morning! What more do you need?  Book a Grand Hotel at Bridgeport Wine Package and you will see what we mean!

The North Willamette Vintners roll open their cellar doors this Memorial Day weekend and invite wine lovers to experience the bounty of the North Willamette Valley. During the three-day holiday weekend, dozens of wineries located just minutes from Portland will welcome spring and kick off wine tasting season with extraordinary tastings, special events and entertainment.

“With our close proximity to Portland, we offer guests a truly authentic wine country experience easily accessible for a day excursion or a full weekend trip” explains Laurine Apolloni, President of North Willamette Vintners. “Guests can drive less and taste more in the North Willamette Valley this Memorial Day weekend”

Get the most of your holiday weekend:

  • Drive less, taste more. Avoid the long drive and congested roadways by visiting the wineries located in Portland’s backyard, shaping the northern gateway to Oregon’s wine country.
  • Discover new wineries. Experience a new label or visit a boutique winery not typically open for tastings.
  • Taste exceptional wines. Be among the first to enjoy new releases, barrel samples and paired flights.
  • Learn from the pros. Meet the winemakers and learn about the style, characteristics and unique attributes of their wine.
  • Experience wine country. Participate in a traditional tribal salmon bake, watch a live landscape painting, stroll along a garden walk, tour the vineyards, relax to live music and soak in the spectacular vineyard views while enjoying a picnic lunch.

For more information and to plan your weekend visit www.NWVintners.com.

Unwind From a Busy Day at Coldwater Creek ~ The Spa in Bridgeport Village

May 27, 2010

Bridgeport Village Recommends Relaxing and Pampering at Coldwater Creek ~ The Spa in Bridgeport Village

We love being a part of this unique and special community that attracts thousands of visitors each year. As members of the Bridgeport community, we are knowledgeable about the surrounding businesses and are happy to make recommendations to our guests to make their visit with us even better.

Many of our guests are here for special events such as weddings or reunions and/or business travel and they want to know of the best place to unwind and indulge in a little pampering after a long day. I usually recommend our indoor pool and spa of course, but sometimes a visit to Coldwater Creek ~ The Spa in Bridgeport Village will certainly do the trick! Their customers appreciate the soothing ambiance and their special attention to detail.

The spa is located across the street and around the corner from the Coldwater Creek store in Bridgeport Village…though we are just steps away, Bridgeport Village has abundant public parking.  Visit the Coldwater Creek ~ The Spa Website for a list of services or call 1-503-598-0524 to set up an appointment and enjoy your experience!

Got a local business to recommend that we share with our guests? Let us know! Email us at reservations@grandhotelbridgeport.com or share your idea on our Facebook Page!

Announcing The Summer Romance Travel Package at The Grand Hotel in Bridgeport

May 26, 2010

It’s official. The summer travel season is here and we just happen to be in the center of 727 square miles of Pacific Northwest adventure (also known as Washington County, Oregon just outside of Portland).

To celebrate the arrival of summer- we are announcing a new custom package perfect for getting away and spending some quality time with your special someone. We know just the right recipe for a “Grand Romantic Evening”:

The Grand Summer Romance Package

  • Two people
  • Evening away (special or not)
  • Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite, Grand Suite or Bridgeport Suite complete with an in-room Jacuzzi
  • Champagne or Sparkling Cider with two glasses
  • Fresh-cut roses in a vase
  • Box of chocolates
  • Late check out the following morning

Add to this the convenience of nearby shops, restaurants and entertainment in Bridgeport Village, our comfortable hotel amenities including complimentary covered parking, hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool and fitness center and plasma televisions….and you have the perfect romantic getaway that will impress your significant other.

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is thrilled to be a part of the Bridgeport Village community! We would love to hear from you: reservations@grandhotelbridgeport.comYou can also reach us at (503) 968-5757.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Josh Sanders
General Manager

Also- our friends at the Washington County Oregon Visitors Association are a great resource for Oregon travelers to learn about local attractions and events to experience.   Be sure to visit their Website to and view some of their sample travel itineraries!

The Grand Hotel Bridgeport Welcomes the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce!

Oct 30, 2009

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The Grand Hotel Bridgeport is pleased the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce has chosen our hotel to host their highly anticipated Business Showcase!  The event will be held here on Thursday November 5 from 2-5pm.

The Business Showcase is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to gather and connect with potential customers.  Chamber members will have booths displaying their products and services.  Retail sales will be allowed at the event so that businesses with products can sell them right there.

There will be door prizes and great giveaways.  Admission to the public is FREE!  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to have your business seen.   This event is not to be missed!

Schedule of Events:  2:00-Doors Open;  3:00-Host Sponsor Introduction, Raffle Prizes & Speaker Kevin O’Malley “How to Increase Sales by Using Social Networking;  4:00-Additional Sponsor Introductions & Raffle Prizes;  5:00-Wrap Up & Grand Raffle Prize Drawing!


Successful 2 Weeks at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport.

Sep 11, 2009
The Grand Hotel At Brideport Opened its Doors on August 26.

The Grand Hotel At Brideport Opened its Doors on August 26.

The curtains have been pressed and hung, the landscaping planted, the door knobs polished, the windows cleaned, and the pillows fluffed and a hot complimentary breakfast prepared by Chef Taylor is waiting for you.  Opening a new hotel is a big task- but we did it!

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport officially opened for business on August 26 and we have had a very successful 2 weeks thus far!

We have been pleased with the positive feedback we have received from guests and members of the communitity.  So far, our guests are most impressed with the impeccable service from our staff  and the level of comfort they enjoyed in the luxurious rooms and suites.  We are proud of our new hotel, our green and sustainable practices, and our talented staff that have come together to make this happen.

We want to thank the Bridgeport Village and the surrounding community for welcoming us so openly and are happy to be Portland’s newest luxery hotel!

New Hotel, New Logo, New Look!

Aug 01, 2009

The Grand Hotel is just weeks from opening and the excitement is building!  Below are a few images of our new logo, new signs on the building, and a sneak-preview of the lobby.

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport logo

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport logo

This is the logo that we will use most of the time, showing the Grand Hotel shield with script below.  Advertising, signage, etc. will contain this logo.

Grand Hotel Logo 2

Grand Hotel Logo 2

From time to time we will use the shield alone, or the scrip alone.  Freeway signage, for example, will likely display one or the other.

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Sign being installed on the side of the building

This picture shows the sign that faces north being installed.  On two sides of the building the signage reads “The Grand Hotel”.  These signs will be outlined with red lighting at night, and viewable from Interstate 5 northbound and southbound.

Grand Hotel sign on the building

Grand Hotel sign on the building

The sign that faces south, finished.

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Wallpaper in the lobby

The lobby in progress.  The wallpaper is amazing, and behind me is a beautiful two-story fireplace that reaches from floor to ceiling.

We plan on being open mid-August and are taking reservations now.  Please call us toll-free at 866-968-5757 or email us at reservations@grandhotelbridgeport.com to inquire about reservations.

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport Construction- Aerial Shot

May 13, 2009

Here is what the Grand Hotel in Bridgeport Village looks like from the air (click to enlarge):

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For reference, Interstate 5 is visible just off the bottom right corner of this picture.  At the top of the photo are our neighbors to the North, Whole Foods Market, and to the left is REI and several other of our new neighbors, including Velocity Sports and others.

Also pictured here at the top right corner is the retail center that hosts Starbucks Coffee, Sushi Hana and Jared Galleria of Jewelry.  PF Chang’s and the rest of Bridgeport Village Shopping is located just above this picture.

In fact, the shiny blacktop in front of the hotel is Hazelfern Rd.  A 5 minute walk on this road leads directly into the heart of Bridgeport Village Shopping.  We are the only hotel located in Bridgeport Village and within walking distance of the shopping.

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport – Portland’s Newest Luxury Hotel

May 04, 2009

Thank you for visiting our “under construction” blog.  In the future this blog will be replaced with our official website and this will become the blog on our site.  Please feel free to look around, or even contact us if we can answer any questions for you.  We are on schedule to open mid-August, 2009.

We plan on being open mid-August and are taking reservations now.  Please call us toll-free at 866-968-5757 or email us at reservations@grandhotelbridgeport.com to inquire about reservations.

We at the Grand Hotel at Bridgeport are very excited to join the Bridgeport Village Shopping District, and look forward to serving you soon!

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport – Construction Pictures

Apr 07, 2009

We’re so excited about our beautiful hotel opening in Bridgeport Village that we couldn’t resist posting some pictures of the construction.  Here are a few shots:

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Grand Hotel at Bridgeport - Front Exterior

This shot shows the exterior of the building from SW Hazel Fern Road, the street that is being lengthened to reach the hotel.  For those of you familiar with  Bridgeport Village Shopping, this is the street that leads directly into the shopping area past PF Chang’s.   Directly behind the photographer is Noah’s Bagels, Starbucks,  and a great sushi restaurant called Sushi Land.  A few of us managers ate there the other day and I think they’ll get to know us by name shortly.

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport Construction - Left Side

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport - Left Side

From the left side you can see that the hotel will be four stories.  This is the view  standing at the Claim Jumper restaurant in Tualatin looking across SW Lower Boones Ferry Road.  We are very excited about the hotel’s location because not only is it an ideal location for easy access to shopping and eating, but it is also very easily accessible via Interstate 5.  Business travelers will have quick and easy access to the hotel from virtually any business in the area.

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Grand Hotel at Bridgeport - Lobby-to-be

This is the lobby as you walk into the front doors of the hotel.  The front desk is off to the left (under the gray beam) and the gift shop is directly next to it on the right.  You can see the beginnings of the balcony that will overlook the lobby.  Underneath the balcony is the entrance to the hallway where guests will access guest suites, pool, workout room and the executive board room.  To the right (between the scissor lifts), you can make out the entrance to our meeting room.

These are a few of my favorite shots.  Please check back with us soon!  We will also be updating our pictures at flickr on a regular basis at http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandhotelbridgeport/.

Welcome To The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport

Apr 01, 2009

Opening August 2009

  • Located within walking distance of the Bridgeport Village Shopping District and fine dining
  • First class service and amenities including 124 guest rooms and suites
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Indoor pool and spa
  • Complimentary high-speed internet
  • Complimentary covered parking for guests

For best available rate, please call us directly:
1-866-968-5757   •   503-968-5757

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport
7265 SW Hazel Fern Rd.
Tigard, Oregon 97224
www.grandhotelbridgeport.com

Also visit our other location
in the heart of downtown Salem:

Phoenix Grand Hotel
Salem
201 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
1-877-540-7800
www.phoenixgrandhotel.com

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