Ace Hotel Portland is an optimal HQ for your Pacific Northwest elk watching adventure this autumn. The Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area about an hour away offers a hunt-free zone and supplemental winter grazing grounds to elk herds. Bugling season starts in mid-September. Prime elk viewing season at Jewell starts in November. Or you could catch up with some at Mount St. Helens on the way up the I-5 to Ace Hotel Seattle. There’s plenty of options. While you’re with us, you can pick up a hiking guide or some all-about-elk reading materials like Where Elk Roam: Conservation and Biopolitics of Our National Elk Herd at Powell’s, detour a couple blocks to pay homage to the Thompson Elk, and then plot your itinerary from beneath the Ace Hotel x Pendleton Elk blanket on your bed. Just sayin’.