Step back in time to the early 20th century at the Governor Hotel in Portland, Ore. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America, the property opened in 1909 as the Seward Hotel, and was restored to its original grandeur and reopened as the Governor in 1992. It is considered one of America’s last handmade buildings, a term preservationists give turn-of-the-century buildings typically adorned with glazed terra-cotta facades. The 100-room hotel in downtown Portland features almost 23,000 square feet of function space, including a 10,000-sq.-ft. grand ballroom. The Pacific Northwest landmark combines historical ambiance with modern convenience in its guest rooms and penthouse suites with open-air rooftop terraces. Each room has complimentary wireless Internet access, there’s a Starbucks coffee shop in the lobby, and Jake’s Grill, one of the city’s most popular restaurants, is located on-site. The downtown streetcar stops outside the hotel entrance and transports guests to the Pearl district, with shopping, dining and art galleries, Portland State University and the South Waterfront.