Pros

  • A 10-minute drive from the airport
  • Well-maintained rooms and suites with large flat-screen TVs with premium channels, DVD players
  • All rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges
  • Suites have full kitchens with stoves and full refrigerators, and dining-room tables
  • Free coffee served in reception area every morning
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Free parking and local calls
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Cons

  • A 20-minute drive from downtown on an ugly street in a ramshackle part of Portland
  • No cooking utensils provided
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Bottom Line

Unprepossessing from the outside, the low-lying 24-room Nordic Motel offers some of the cheapest lodgings in Portland. The well-maintained rooms have mini-fridges, microwaves, air-conditioning, and 32-inch or larger flat-screen TVs with premium HBO and Showtime channels, DVD players, and free Wi-Fi. Suites include kitchens with stoves and full-size refrigerators but no cooking utensils. Decor consists of blond-wood furnishings, striped carpeting, and small tables (some rooms have leather armchairs). They're clean and cozy but nothing fancy. Free coffee is served daily in the reception area, and fax and copy services are available, along with free parking. 

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Nordic Inn and Suites

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Budget motel with cooking facilities

The Nordic Motel with a gray-trimmed light-tan exterior is surprisingly pleasant for a budget motel in an unsavory part of town. The single-story property wraps around a parking lot, and there's no real lobby to speak of, although there is a tiny wood-paneled reception area with a counter for free tea and coffee. Guests who stay here tend to be on tight budgets, and its proximity to the airport attracts a fair number of passengers in transit.

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Location

On a busy boulevard in an ugly part of town but close to the airport

The Nordic Motel is situated on Sandy Boulevard, a busy thoroughfare that cuts across the gird-like quadrant of Northeast Portland. The area is among Portland's uglier and more economically depressed areas, and it lacks the charm and quirkiness for which the city is known. There are a few minimarts or fast-food restaurants in the area, although there's a coffee cart with espresso drinks across the street. The airport is about a 10-minute drive away, making it a convenient budget alternative for travelers in transit. It's also near the Grotto, a Catholic sanctuary in the forest with a grotto shrine to the Virgin Mary at its center, but most of the city's other attractions are a 20- to 30-minute drive away, including downtown Portland. 

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Rooms

Basic well-maintained rooms with flat-screen TVs and microwaves and mini-fridges, and suites with full kitchens

The Nordic offers basic, well-kept rooms and suites with blond-wood furnishings, floral-printed bedspreads, and yellow-and-blue-striped curtains. Bathrooms have wall-mounted hairdryers and shower/tub combos. All come with microwaves, mini-fridges, large flat-screen TVs with premium channels, DVD players, and coffeemakers. Suites have full-size kitchens have large fridges, ovens, four-burner stoves, and dining tables but no cooking utensils.

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Features

Free parking, Wi-Fi, and hot tea and coffee

All rooms come with microwaves, mini-fridges, DVD players, hairdryers, and daily cleaning service, while suites offer full kitchens but no cooking equipment. Fax and copy services are available, and parking and Wi-Fi are free, along with coffee and tea served every morning in the reception area.

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Things You Should Know About Nordic Inn and Suites

Also Known As

  • Nordic Motel

Address

11942 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97220-1489, United States

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Nordic Inn and Suites

Scene

Budget motel with cooking facilities

The Nordic Motel with a gray-trimmed light-tan exterior is surprisingly pleasant for a budget motel in an unsavory part of town. The single-story property wraps around a parking lot, and there's no real lobby to speak of, although there is a tiny wood-paneled reception area with a counter for free tea and coffee. Guests who stay here tend to be on tight budgets, and its proximity to the airport attracts a fair number of passengers in transit.

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Location

On a busy boulevard in an ugly part of town but close to the airport

The Nordic Motel is situated on Sandy Boulevard, a busy thoroughfare that cuts across the gird-like quadrant of Northeast Portland. The area is among Portland's uglier and more economically depressed areas, and it lacks the charm and quirkiness for which the city is known. There are a few minimarts or fast-food restaurants in the area, although there's a coffee cart with espresso drinks across the street. The airport is about a 10-minute drive away, making it a convenient budget alternative for travelers in transit. It's also near the Grotto, a Catholic sanctuary in the forest with a grotto shrine to the Virgin Mary at its center, but most of the city's other attractions are a 20- to 30-minute drive away, including downtown Portland. 

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Rooms

Basic well-maintained rooms with flat-screen TVs and microwaves and mini-fridges, and suites with full kitchens

The Nordic offers basic, well-kept rooms and suites with blond-wood furnishings, floral-printed bedspreads, and yellow-and-blue-striped curtains. Bathrooms have wall-mounted hairdryers and shower/tub combos. All come with microwaves, mini-fridges, large flat-screen TVs with premium channels, DVD players, and coffeemakers. Suites have full-size kitchens have large fridges, ovens, four-burner stoves, and dining tables but no cooking utensils.

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Features

Free parking, Wi-Fi, and hot tea and coffee

All rooms come with microwaves, mini-fridges, DVD players, hairdryers, and daily cleaning service, while suites offer full kitchens but no cooking equipment. Fax and copy services are available, and parking and Wi-Fi are free, along with coffee and tea served every morning in the reception area.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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