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Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center

[Pending re-certification]


logoCourtyard by Marriott Portland City Center is a boutique hotel, carefully designed for the 21st century. This means you can expect the traditional friendly and attentive service you’ve always enjoyed with a modern accent. Located in downtown Portland, the 256 guest rooms are individually decorated with art and sculptures made by Portland artists and finished with a stimulating—yet comforting—balance of colors. The property is one of Portland’s greenest hotels, the first Gold LEED-certified hotel in the Pacific Northwest, and one of only 15 in the entire country. They're reducing their carbon footprint by using 28% less energy than normally used in a conventional building. They recycle, compost, conserve water and seek out and use earth-friendly products. As a result, Travel Portland presented Courtyard by Marriott with their 2010 Green Travel Award.


Gold Certification


  • 28% reduction of energy consumption (equivalent to 42 households per year)
  • 25% reduction in carbon emissions
  • 26% reduction in water consumption
  • Over 75% of waste produced during construction was recycled
  • Compact fluorescent lights throughout
  • On-site hybrid Zipcar for guest use

Green Housekeeping Practices

  • Green, bio-degradable cleaning products incorporated into the housekeeping program
  • High-capacity dispensers promote waste reduction
  • Recycling bins in every room
  • Energy-saving linen program
  • 77% of waste for the building is composted or recycled
  • Environmental Do Not Disturb Program available for all guest rooms

Meetings & Events

  • 100% recycled note pads
  • Pens made from recycled materials
  • Recycling bins in meeting rooms
  • On-line event menus
  • On-site composting, recycling of vegetable oil (to be used as a fuel alternative)
  • Their restaurant, The Original, strives to use locally sourced, organic ingredients for all events

Courtyard by Marriott building

Room at Courtyard by Marriott


550 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204