Hotels >View Point Inn
Originally written: 09/07/2010
THE VIEW POINT INN IS CLOSED
The View Point Inn is one of the most fabulous venues for fine dining in the Portland area. The restaurant occupies the main floor and grounds of an edifice that is perched on a bluff overlooking the Columbia river to the West with a vantage from which I can think of few places more suitable for viewing the sunset.
The Inn itself, constructed in 1924, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is furnished with period pieces creating a scene that transports you back to the heydays that were the "roaring twenties."
The View Point Inn is" fine dining at its best" and the repast is "par excellence" with the menu changing frequently to take advantage of the fresh ingredients provided by the bounty of the Northwest's delicious and varied local fare.
An evening at the Inn is much more than merely an exquisite meal with a breathtaking view.....it's an experience.
Brides Beware! These guys are crooks..
I was one of the many wedding coordinators that went through this place. Although it is indeed beautiful, Don't give these guys your money. This is how dishonest they are, because so many people were saying bad things about this place on citysearch, these guys told the employees to write fictional favorable reviews to counter them. They even had citysearch remove low rated reviews.
Don't trust these two shysters with the most important day of your lives.
Great hotel BUT... It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!
Don't even THINK of having your wedding here. Wonderful location, terrible management. These people could care less after they get your money. When is the last time you were at a wedding and they ran out of food? For a small group, even? When asked about it on site, management was abrasive and not planning on doing anything about it. Guests leaving hungry: How about that memory to live with the rest of your life. Get out of the wedding business and go into the used car business where we expect to get shafted.
Great for a honeymoon. My husband and I went to the View Point Inn in October for a short honeymoon. Every aspect of our stay was phenomenal! We stayed in the Roosevelt suite, which has a breathtaking view of the Columbia Gorge. The place was charming and well kept down to the last detail. Breakfast was included in our stay, and we had dinner there as well. The food was incredibly delicious. My husband called it the best dinner ever, and the service was amazing. All the staff were friendly throughout our stay. The grounds of the Inn are well kept and the view is amazing. I highly recommend the View Point Inn, and we hope to go back for our anniversary!
I have nothing to say about the View Point Inn.. I've learned that if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all.
The best view of the gorge. The View Point Inn has the perfect blend of history, scenery, elegance, and coziness wrapped into one beautiful location. The service is prompt, warm, and courteous. The food is fresh and delicious. The view overlooking the Columbia Gorge is spectacular. Even if you are an Oregonian the Columbia Gorge is always beautiful no matter what time of year. There are many sites to see in the area as well, such as Multnomah falls. The drive up the historic highway is breathtaking with many waterfalls and beautiful scenic look out points. My husband and I grew up in the Portland area and this is one of our "must visit" places on our list, especially if you're a tourist. If you're from the area it's a great way to spend a romantic evening away from home but close to town. And if you're a Twilight fan it's a place to you HAVE to stop!
I do not normally blog or write reviews, but in this case feel that I should. I write as "father of the bride" (translated - I paid for the wedding) and the wedding was last weekend (August 21). I was nervous - for lots of reasons. I have 3 grown daughters, but this was the first wedding (more to come). My wife and daughter had checked out quite a few locales, and eventually selected View Point Inn because of its unique Northwest flavor, the size, and the welcome we received from Jeff and his staff. That was almost a year ago, and the event was planned with an attention to detail that the Pentagon would (should) envy.
During the months that led up to event, we saw turnover in staff that caused me concern, and we discussed this with Jeff. I also saw a few negative internet comments from ex-employees. I have no opinion about what prompts such comments, but I feel compelled to write to compliment the staff and ownership of the Inn.
Our event was beautiful, well managed from start to finish (thanks Katrina!), and the staff support was all anyone could hope for. The meal was well presented and excellently prepared. Our group filled the place (125 guests), the weather cooperated, and the memory will last a lifetime. We couldn't be more pleased and many of our guests have told us that it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended.
Of course, I admit to some bias because the bride, groom, and their planning also had something to do with all of this. But, I commend Jeff, Katrina, and those who worked that evening (and the following morning) for making this event something my family, and especially my daughter, will treasure for a very long time.
A quick example of staff support - a guest could not start his car at the end of the evening (dead battery). A server left in his own car and returned with jumper cables - problem solved. Another - I had to assemble a canopy on the lawn for the musicians (per contract), and another server came and helped; he also helped dissasemble the next morning (surely not in his job description).
I'm sure that the business in this economic climate is a challenge. The Inn has the locale and what seems to be good business plan. The historic facility is wonderful, but needs continual work to maintain and upgrade as appropriate. I commend Jeff for his vision and dedication to quality and customer service. It's on our list of great places to go and to introduce to friends and those who want a unique Pacific NW experience.
A Perfect Place for A Perfect Wedding. Our son's wedding was held this past weekend at the View Point, and it was the best wedding experience we ever had. Everything about the View Point was just perfect for us. The grounds were beautiful with many gorgeous flowers, the interior of the inn reminds me of a classic National Park Inn on a smaller scale. The staff was absolutely great, very courteous, helpful and respectful. I was particularly appreciative of the wedding coordinator who made everything go very smoothly. Of course it goes without saying that the view is spectacular. And to top everything off, the Inn arranged a dramatic sunset.
Amazing Wedding Venue. Recently my wife and I held our wedding at the view point inn. Everyone who was at the wedding was absolutely stunned at how beautiful it turned out. We initially found the inn online and decided to visit it because of its rustic charm and its amazing view. after touring the grounds and the hotel rooms we immediately booked the venue for our wedding. We have never regretted that decision. What we expected was a great venue to hold our wedding at and it did not disappoint. there were a few people who made our wedding amazing namely Katrina, the wedding coordinator, The bartender, the chef, and the head waiter/manager. Katrina gracefully coordinated the entire evening without ever seeming overwhelmed. She kept great composure and was wonderful to our guests. The Bartender was especially accommodating. We knew there were going to be a few loose cannons but the entire staff treated everyone respectfully and graciously. The event does have to be done by 10pm but the staff allowed for the evening to taper off very nicely. We ended the evening with a few close friends next to the fire outside wrapping up a beautiful evening full of very happy friends. The rest of the accommodations were absolutely splendid including the amazing master suite. I cannot say enough good things about this venue as we look back with the greatest of memories on our most special day.
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