Portland, Oregon is beer drinker’s paradise—sours, hazy IPAs, blondes, and dark ales, it’s an embarrassment of riches for the thirsty traveler.
But to taste the real terroir of the region, one must try Oregon’s original ferment: the wines of the Willamette Valley. Best-known for mineral-rich pinot noir and unusual varietals, the valley has long been competing with Napa for some of the nation’s best wineries.
The eclectic and inspired wines of the Willamette Valley acted as the inspiration for Dawson Design Associates’s renovation of the historic Kimpton Hotel Vintage in Portland. Dawson Design Associates asked Farmboy Fine Arts to handpick artwork that was representational of the artistic spirit of the wines for a collaborative multi-artist and consultant project.
Drawing from the unique natural elements of the Willamette Valley, as well as the urban edge of Portland, FBFA’s package brought in elements of graffiti, the Arts and Crafts movement, and recycled art. FBFA’s installed piece is a colorful, texture-rich work that plays off of the sleek and modern guestrooms.
Bringing together 3-D pieces, collage work, mixed-medium, and painting, the property’s eccentric and playful tone is sure to Keep Portland Weird. Cheers to that.