McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel

McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel

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See why so many travellers make McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Portland. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a historic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Northwest (Nob Hill) (1.5 mi) and Pioneer Courthouse Square (1.5 mi) make McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Portland.

The hotel features outdoor furniture, and you can stay connected during your stay as McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel offers guests free wifi. Plus, McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel offers a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for a seafood restaurant, consider a visit to Jake's Famous Crawfish, Jake's Grill, or Huber's Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel.

Best of all, McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Portland attractions like Blue Sky Gallery, Alberta Street Gallery, and Alchemy Jeweler, which are some popular art galleries.

At McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Portland.

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836 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227-1732
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Jessica B wrote a review Mar 2021
San Clemente, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay here over our spring break holiday! The hotel is above the saloon but we really did not hear much noise coming from the downstairs. This could be because we visited during time of COVID but the saloon was open. The bedroom was small but very clean. The bathrooms and showers are shared spaces and are located in the hallway but this also was not a problem for us. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and they provided sanitizing materials if you wanted to sanitize the space before doing your business. The bed was very comfortable and the hotel itself well decorated and true to its roots! We highly recommend staying here as long as you don't mind shared spaces!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nancy L wrote a review Oct 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful staff, such a cool and vibe bar with great food. Our only night in the hotel , room 3, was the most haunted experience of my life! The loudest noises of boots running down the hardwood floor in hallway all night long. Except the floors are carpeted, so it shouldn’t be so loud. Seriously, all the ghost hunters should absolutely stay here! Plan on being awake most of night.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms haunted, but clean.
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Kathryn K wrote a review Apr 2017
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed two nights at the White Eagle Saloon in Portland - one night on the way down to San Fran & one night on our way back. I want to start by saying that the bar & hotel are beautiful and the price is right but we now believe the hotel is haunted. Neither my boyfriend or I believed in ghosts, we are very logical people and we hadn't read anything about the hotel being haunted when we booked it. Our first night in room 1 was wonderful and uneventful but our 2nd night in room 3 was down right scary. We had just got in from a brutal 10 hour drive and went straight to bed. We were lying in bed trying to fall asleep and the bed started moving up & down for no reason - we tried to rationalize that it was probably due to the bar below but it felt pretty creepy. My boyfriend proceeded to fall asleep but I was a little rattled and couldn't sleep, I kept feeling like something was tickling my toes. I eventually fell asleep too and in the morning we were abruptly awoken by what felt like a object hitting the bed very strongly from below! We were both freaked, so much so that my boyfriend was looking under the bed. When we got up we also found that the water in the sink was running. My boyfriend felt that there was something in the room that just wanted us out so that's what we did - no shower, no nothing - we high tailed it out of there! It wasn't until today that we read many articles about the hotel being haunted. It's too bad because we loved the place and the price was right but we won't be able to do another night there. If you do chose to stay - don't stay in room 3!
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not chose room 3!
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Abby Porter M wrote a review Apr 2014
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I lived in Eugene, Oregon from 2011-2013, so I often used to drive to Portland and stay the night at the White Eagle. While the hotel is pretty bare bones, it was always clean and suited my needs.

A recent experience at the White Eagle was illuminating, and I have never felt more in danger than I did this night. This is the recap that I sent to hotel management:

I have stayed at the White Eagle several times in the past, and on this occasion, I stayed from 3/26-3/30 of this year (2014). I had such a positive experience the last times I stayed. In fact, I even recommended the hotel to a few friends, and they had another room at the same time. I was a guest in room 9 on Saturday evening, the 29th. At around 4:00 am, I heard incessant banging, which would continue for nearly an hour. The noise was absolutely terrifying, as it was clear that an intruder was attempting to break into any door possible. (Let me say here that I am fairly comfortable in dangerous situations and I have lived in some very tough neighborhoods in New York--in fact, I've even witnessed a homicide. Never before have I felt like my life was as threatened as I did this evening.) I called the Kennedy school and the person on the line said that they would call a manager to come investigate. However, the banging and reckless behavior only worsened. I was not comfortable waiting for a manager, as I knew it was likely that a manager would be asleep and it would take a longer time than desired to get a response. So, I proceeded to call 911.

When the police arrived, I heard them speaking to the man who claimed to have been a guest. He apparently was drunk, locked out of the hotel, and naked, so he broke several windows and tried to break down many hotel room doors attempting to get into his room.

Although my cell phone battery was low, I was able to make the 911 call, but I was trembling the whole time because I was afraid this person would hear me on the phone and come after me. Maybe my imagination was running wild, but the security and lighting was so limited, it was hard to know who was on the other side of the door.

I realize events like these are rare occurrences, but I hope that after this (and another similar event the repairman told me about) policies and procedures would be put into place to better ensure the safety of the guests. The cleaning staff told me that I could have used the phone in the hallway---clearly not a safe thing to do with someone who was belligerent and obscenely aggressive in the hallway.

I would suggest providing each room with better access to in-room phones, should an event like this happen again. Moreover, I think that clearer safety protocols should be outlined in the literature of the hotel room. I looked carefully in the room after this happened and I found none.

It is my sincere hope that future guests will not have such an entirely unpleasant and dangerous experience.
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Date of stay: March 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from MikeZ503, Manager at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel
Responded 22 Apr 2014
This was indeed a rare occurrence. We value safety in our company for both our employees and our customers. Unfortunately, we can't control our guest's behavior all the time, but we can learn from it. Additional security information will soon be available and listed in our hotel rooms. Our apologies to all the other hotel guests staying the night of the March 29th.
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JarvJarv wrote a review Jun 2014
Driffield, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Looking for a "cheaper" option for somewhere to stay while in PDX visiting from the UK we stumbled across the McMenamins chain of pubs and hotels. What looked like a complete bargain (we would rather spend money on beer than a bed) was the bunk option at the White Eagle.
I booked this online with no trouble although I accidently booked for one person rather than two. I only mention this as I then e-mailed the central e-mail address to tell them of the mistake. I didn’t actually hear anything back (weeks) so just before travelling e-mailed the White Eagle directly instead. I got a prompt response within hours which was good just to confirm no issues with that and it was changed and also an apology from central reservations so all good there.

On arrival the lady (sorry forgot name) who checked us in was very helpful not only with checking in but advice on local nightlife and the sampling of a couple of early drinks behind the bar. In our 4 nights staying we came across various staff and all where pleasant and helpful.

The pub/hotel itself is both quirky and full of character. Yes we stayed in a small bunk room but for me that was better than some hotel chain that would look the same if you where in Portland or Pittsburgh. Location wise its not downtown but you are a 2 minute walk from a MAX stop. There is a joint that services breakfast near the stop (not available at the Eagle) that also does take away coffee. A couple of local pubs are nearby and pubs/shops/food of the up and coming Mississippi area a 15 minute walk under a nondescript freeway flyover area. Its quite a surprise to suddenly stumble across that area.

The beer in the pub was good and we ate just once. A decent burger and no complaints there.

So the negatives. Well none really for us. The room was small. And nowhere to hang your gear. You have to share bath rooms and toilets. Bands play pretty much every night until 10 or 11 I guess and if you are above them its boom boom boom. However all of this is mentioned on the site. We knew what to expect so it was no problem. We drank in the bar until the bands had finished at the very least. So the only reason to complain would be if you didn’t expect any of the above I would say.

The only concern I ever had was with the warning about no staff on site after pub closing. So IF you manage to wipe your key card by leaving them next to your phone for instance you would have to ring one of the managed hotels. Never happened but worth knowing.

Overall good price, good location and friendly staff. And very good beer. We certainly couldn’t complain!
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Date of stay: May 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shazzie1 wrote a review May 2007
WA
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Live music is super, except when it's under your rock-hard bed until 2:30 in the morning. This place is a flop-house designed for strung-out musicians to crash after they decimate the pub downstairs. And no chance of escape - you're in a cruddy warehouse district. And those minors staying with you, sorry , they can't come in the restaurant after 8pm. Avoid at all costs!
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Date of stay: May 2007
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lollyrae wrote a review Apr 2015
Portland, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sitting by the fire pit during my stay, I realized that it didn't matter if I had shown up for the music (I didn't). The spirit that tramples through the White Eagle is worth the experience. It's old, has a gorgeous mahogany bar, and has a long standing history in Portland.

Don't show up expecting the Marriott. It's just not that kind of experience. Everything you need is already in your adorable little room. Show up, expecting to hear music playing through the night, no matter where you're at in the building. Come expecting to sit by the fire and talk to complete strangers. Shoot, get drunk and stumble upstairs to your room, and lay there thinking about how people have been doing this since here the early 1900's. Read up on the history of the place, and enjoy the ghost stories and bar room brawls.

The White Eagle sits right off the light rail train which runs up Interstate Ave. Parking is in the neighborhood surrounding the block. I've been here multiple times, and will continue to show up when I need to get a little lost without going far. I love it.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Pick any room, they're all equally haunted!
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Ari N wrote a review Mar 2015
Neenah, Wisconsin
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I'll start off by saying that I did stay here on the night I arrived in Portland. I changed a couple time zones, so I was pretty tired.
I was aware that there are bands on most nights playing in the bar downstairs. I did not however think that it would be as loud as it was. My room was directly over the stage and was very loud. The supplied earplugs did nothing to dampen the sound. Needless to say I didn't get much more than a couple hours of sleep.
There are two shared bathrooms on the floor as well as two shared showers. The rooms are very basic and do not offer any air conditioning. A fan is supplied though.
I really wish I had a better experience because I liked the bar quite a bit. The building is great looking and it's a cool idea for a unique stay.
I can recommend this place if you're prepared to drink and watch some bands until bar-close. If you have an early morning however, this might not be the place for you.
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Date of stay: October 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try to get a room near the front of the building.
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ATL_Jacket wrote a review Nov 2014
Eugene, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'll preface this by saying the White Eagle is not for everyone. If you're young (or young-at-heart) and you want to stay in the coolest, cheapest place in town, this is your hotel. There are about 10 rooms, priced from $50-70, depending on the night and layout. This place is European-style, so the bathroom and showers are down the hall, rather than in your room. The room was very clean and comfortable. There is a very nice, historic bar downstairs and a growler that comes with the room. Live music plays until around midnight, so don't stay here if you plan to turn in early. The whole package is just so cool, though. Definitely stay here if you have a chance.
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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paulus22 wrote a review Sept 2014
Seattle, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I recently escaped our families for a Saturday night trip to Portland. This was the perfect hotel for our needs in many, many ways. I can't think of a better setup than what they have going at the White Eagle.

We got to Portland around 9:30AM and parked our car on a side street. There was loads of street parking that was not timed and free just a block away. Since we knew check-in wasn't until 3, we trotted down to the Trimet Max Train station a block away, got a day pass for all the transit in Portland, and hopped on to go downtown, get some lunch, and play a poker tournament. Since I accurately gauged our demise being relatively fast in the poker game, we did indeed return to the hotel a little after 3pm.

You check in here at the bar in the saloon/restaurant on the main floor. Check-in was easy and smooth (I made an online reservation). We got our keys, went out side to access the front door which leads to the stairs upstairs, found out room and stashed our stuff.

The room was clean, a bit larger than I expected after looking online, and the bunk-bed was perfect for two dudes out for a night of fun. This hotel has live music downstairs until 2am, so you won't be sleeping well here if you need quiet before then. This served our plans for a late night perfectly. Also, the toilets are in the hall, as well as the showers. There is a small sink in the room. Our sink had some very challenging knobs. No big deal, though. Everything was of-the-original-era of the old building (or at least looked that way), but updated for modernity. We loved the look and vibe of the place, and we didn't mind sharing facilities.

Here's the deal. This place is cheap. When we were looking at other options in the city, everything was either booked or $200 a night and up. We got our room for about $65 for a bunk room. Split two ways, that is a steal. And it's still a nice place. In fact, we thought it would be full of drunken revelers, and would have had a great time if it were, but it was very quiet and pleasant. It's definitely the best deal in Portland, by far.

We started downstairs with some excellent but cheap happy hour food and beer, played a two-hour board game there with no complaints and without feeling like we were weirdos, then went out for our fun.

We went back downtown by hopping on the train again, spent the rest of the night enjoying the city, drinking great beer, and then hopped a late train home. We ended the night with a snack and a beer at the restaurant at the end of the band's set, then went to bed. This place really was perfect, if you choose to use public transit and don't plan on spending all your time around the hotel. It is in a pretty dead, industrial neighborhood, but it is close to all the other happening spots either to walk or hop a train, bus or streetcar.

I didn't sleep very well, but most of it was just that I was jazzed by a great evening and had a hard time shutting down. BUT. The music was bumping until about 3am. I probably could have normally slept through it, actually. It was a bit warm. Even with the provided fan going, the top bunk was warm. Also, there is a history of paranormal activity in this hotel because it used to be a brothel and has history. I swear I heard a few weird clunks and noises.

I wasn't there to sleep well, though. And that is my main point. If you choose to go to Portland to party and don't really care about sleeping as an important part of your adventure, this place is perfect. During the week, it would probably be even more quiet, too.

Anyway, we loved it, and will definitely be back again the next time we get the opportunity to take a buddy trip to Portland without our wives and children. Families...wouldn't be so great here!
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: I'd bet that the rooms near the front (street) are a bit quieter in terms of throbbing bass,...
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KZed_12 asked a question Nov 2014
Victoria, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
6 of us riding bikes in early June.....any place to secure the bikes at night?
Answer from MikeZ503
Portland, Oregon
There are indeed back racks outside, but we recommend storing anything valuable to you in your room. We have stored things for guests before in our pub basement, but you would only have access to them when the staff is here.
Nancy L wrote a tip Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms haunted, but clean."
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Colleenpenn wrote a tip Apr 2019
Penticton, Canada83 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 was large but near creaky old stairs but farthest fr band."
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kumtux wrote a tip Jun 2018
Vancouver, Washington549 contributions333 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I did not experience the hotel. I was frequenting the Saloon for great food, drink and music."
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e_utz wrote a tip Oct 2017
Marysville, Washington194 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no shelving AT ALL in the shower, bring a hanging toiletry bag"
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Kathryn K wrote a tip Apr 2017
1 contribution9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not chose room 3!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Secret Society (0.9 km), Steven Smith Teamaker (1.2 km), and Mississippi Studios (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Creo Chocolate, Ox Restaurant, and Por Que No.
Are pets allowed at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Rock & Roll Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (1.9 km), Old Church (3.0 km), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (1.9 km).
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