LUSCIOUS HOTEL LUCIA

Plenty of boutique hotels strike a trendy pose, but Portland’s new Hotel Lucia also makes a topical statement. Nearly 700 photographs by Pulitzer Prize winner (and Oregon native) David Hume Kennerly, photographer to President Gerald R. Ford, deck the downtown address. World leaders and celebs, in 2-D form anyway, share Lucia’s sleek rooms. Newsworthy too, room-service spring rolls and pad Thai arrive from the popular eatery Typhoon off the lobby. From $115. (877) 225-1717, www.hotellucia.com