At the Nines, we celebrate the talent that has made Portland the creative capital of the Northwest
We feature a bold collection of commissioned works exclusively created by local artists. Our extraordinary collection, curated by Paige Powell, a former Warhol confidante, comprised of over 400 pieces of art, including sculptures, paintings and custom installations that grace the atrium, restaurant, library, lobby and guest rooms.
Dynamic & Diverse Works
Some of the dynamic and diverse works include Melody Owen’s grand stairwell chandelier called Bird Song, which uses glass, LEDs and steel to create a 35-foot hanging structure illustrating the audio waves of bird songs from the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, video artist Matt McCormick has created Satellite, an abstract work of images from around Portland, on display in the hotel’s restaurant, Urban Farmer. The Library, with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves & a billiards table, features local artwork including pieces by filmmaker Gus Van Sant, cartoonist John Callahan, painter Chris Johanson and emerging artist Nell Warren.
Each guest room at the Nines features striking original artwork created from a partnership between the hotel and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, to create abstract monotype and silkscreen images of varying sizes. The monotypes utilize materials such as crumpled paper to create textured shapes, while the silkscreen prints build imagery through a series of circles and rectangles, creating optical art.
To underscore the hotels ongoing commitment to the community, the Nines funded an annual scholarship at Pacific Northwest College of Art of $10,000 for five years. Located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl district, PNCA is a leader in innovative educational programming that connects students of a global perspective in the visual arts.