Portland Business Journal

By Jon Bell, Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal on Jan 24, 2017, 7:38am PST. Updated Jan 24, 2017, 11:23am

Fans of long weekends in Oregon’s wine country will have a new option come spring 2018 with the opening of a new boutique hotel in downtown McMinnville.

Know as the Atticus Hotel, the 36-room hotel will be a locally owned enterprise from a team already steeped in the local hospitality business. That team, under the Odd Fellows Building LLC, includes Erin Stephenson and Brian Shea, who own Live McMinnville LLC and 3rd Street Flats in town, and two other locals, Rob Stephenson and Jeb Bladine.

The new hotel, expected to break ground in May and open in spring 2018, will be at the corner of Northeast Fourth Street and Northeast Ford Street in downtown McMinnville. Oregon architect Nathan Cooprider designed the project, and Portland’s R&H Construction will be the general contractor.

According to a release, the hotel is being financed locally by Citizen’s Bank in partnership with the Oregon Economic Development Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“We want guests to feel like a part of our community, rather than just casual observers passing through,” said Erin Stephenson, in the release. “Our historic downtown location will put visitors in the heart of the city’s vibrant wine and culinary scenes, allowing them to fully experience one of the most charming main streets in the nation.”

The hotel will offer a mix of studio and one-bedroom suites, starting at $300 per night, along with a two-bedroom penthouse. According to the release, amenities will include a conference room, exercise facility, business center, private dining space, and a restaurant and bar.