Some hot dogs from Johnny Sole, one of our Stick it to the Man shops where you can get ten cents on the dollar knocked off your tax-free purchases at small, local Portland boutiques and designers, as well as the same deal on guest rooms. This means you can sleep with us, save those papers and get great swag all at the same time.

Some hot dogs from Johnny Sole, one of our Stick it to the Man shops where you can get ten cents on the dollar knocked off your tax-free purchases at small, local Portland boutiques and designers, as well as the same deal on guest rooms. This means you can sleep with us, save those papers and get great swag all at the same time.


Want to stick it to the man while increasing your sartorial dynamism? Sleep over at Ace Portland and get your holiday shopping done — for yourself and others — tax-free and with a friendly deal. There’s no reason why you can’t flip a well-clad bird to big brother and get yours too. Call us and mention Stick it to the Man to get rooms on the cheap and discounts at local stores and designers when you flash your room key November 1 through December 31 of this possibly ill-fated year. If we make it that far into 2012, we’ll celebrate together in style. If you’re coming from Seattle, book a ticket on Amtrak in the next couple of days for November 27 - December 18 and it’s less than a price of a handwoven sweater made of used, repurposed rolling papers.


Photos from Karlheinz Weinberger’s show The Rebels

Want to stick it to the man while increasing your sartorial dynamism? Sleep over at Ace Portland and get your holiday shopping done — for yourself and others — tax-free and with a friendly deal. There’s no reason why you can’t flip a well-clad bird to big brother and get yours too. Call us and mention Stick it to the Man to get rooms on the cheap and discounts at local stores and designers when you flash your room key November 1 through December 31 of this possibly ill-fated year. If we make it that far into 2012, we’ll celebrate together in style. If you’re coming from Seattle, book a ticket on Amtrak in the next couple of days for November 27 - December 18 and it’s less than a price of a handwoven sweater made of used, repurposed rolling papers.

Photos from Karlheinz Weinberger’s show The Rebels


INTERVIEW : QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT

In honor of ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror festival this weekend in New York, we introduce Quintron & Miss Pussycat of New Orleans, Louisiana — two weirdos who make the world turn. Catch them plus Dirty 3, Frank Ocean, Philip Glass and The Roots — we have a friendly deal on rooms and tickets here. 

Quintron has been making genre-defying noise and Swamp-Tech dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. Psychedelic New Orleans soul and garage R&B filtered through a distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments have become his creative signature. A genre-less oracle of sound, Quintron has produced strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and neighborhood ambiance, and holed himself up in The New Orleans Museum Of Art for three months to create the epic “Sucre Du Sauvage”. His most significant creation has to be the The Drum Buddy — a light activated analog synthesizer that creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns — used by Laurie Anderson, Fred Armisen and other people in the know.

Miss Pussycat is Quintron’s permanent collaborator — a master puppeteer, vocalist and maracas shaker. Hers are complex, beautiful crafted stagings, with electronically pixilated soundtracks, seedy characters and trippy black light effects (a holy trinity if we ever saw one).

Tell us what you’ve been up to.

We just released a live album on Third Man, Quintron invented a weather-controlled synth called the Singing House, our song “Chatterbox” was nominated for a Grammy and we are currently working on a new puppet film called “The Mystery in Old Bathbath” due out in November.

How do you feel about playing in New York this weekend?

We feel good. Our excitement level is currently medium but we expect it to be raised to “very high” as the magic hour approaches! 

Who else are you excited about seeing at IBYM?

Phillip Glass (huge, huge fans), Magic Band Magic Band Magic Band!!, Makeup, Oh Sees…everything.

What’s your most memorable New York show to date?

C-Squat has to be up there at the very top. We left the show after we played and came back an hour later to find everyone playing our instruments.

If you were curating the festival this year, name three bands you would pick to play the stage with you. 

The Residents might be first pick (they are Louisiana natives after all). And we would actually try to get Bohannon…he is still alive and living in Georgia and he just put an amazing new record out….this dude is basically responsible for modern house but he does it with a real band. We would get Cave (Chicago prog) and ZZZ (awesome Netherlands organ psych rock), King Louie (any one of his legendary bands would do — Kajun SS, Missing Monuments, Persuaders, One Man Band, etc., etc.), and oh man….we would go nuts. The Oblivions (with the Quintron line-up of course) and so much more.

Of course we would also get some New Orleans Bounce! Vockah Redu, Big Freedia, Katy Red (the OG and best of em all), etc…all awesome!

Sorry…that was more than three. 

What have you liked about ATP events in the past?

We played one of the first events in England, and the most impressive thing was that the television in all of the cabins was curated as well. We would DEFINITELY do that! Just fill up 72 hours of psychedelic puppet films from all over the world…we have an enormous collection of that kind of thing.

What record are you currently listening to?

Bohannon’s “Dance your Ass Off” and a psychedelic kids’ christmas album called “Chester The Chubby Elf” (narrated by Percy Penguin).


Take it easy with us for Labor Day weekend, or make it into Labor Day two-weeks-and-two-weekends because it’s 2012 and life is short and the San Jacintos have something to teach you as the summer completes another revolution. Make like this modern Godiva and take a scooter out topless into the hills. Or, if you feel like doing next to nothing you can do that too — we’re joined by an impressive crüe of bands and DJs, and you can get rooms on the cheap and Feel Good Spa specials through September 3.

Take it easy with us for Labor Day weekend, or make it into Labor Day two-weeks-and-two-weekends because it’s 2012 and life is short and the San Jacintos have something to teach you as the summer completes another revolution. Make like this modern Godiva and take a scooter out topless into the hills. Or, if you feel like doing next to nothing you can do that too — we’re joined by an impressive crüe of bands and DJs, and you can get rooms on the cheap and Feel Good Spa specials through September 3.


If you’re a dad, or you have one, or you know one — come get your hair did at the new Rudy’s Barbershop opening up next door to Ace Hotel New York in June. When you book a Medium Room during Father’s Day weekend, we’ll throw in a free haircut and some dapper-smelling Rudy’s shampoo for the mane event and shave cream for handsome yet rugged cheeks. If you’re not in the neighborhood, you can pick up something dignified and proud for your dad (or yourself) on our online shop. Our Beams x Ace Passport Wallet is very international, and you can always go classic and scoop him an Ace x Baron Wells Necktie. If you have a radical dad or a dad who likes money (two characteristics that don’t have to be mutually exclusive), grab him a Billykirk x Ace Change is Good Tray — the only downside to that gift is it may seriously cut back on the savings account your dad is building for you in the couch cushions.

If you’re a dad, or you have one, or you know one — come get your hair did at the new Rudy’s Barbershop opening up next door to Ace Hotel New York in June. When you book a Medium Room during Father’s Day weekend, we’ll throw in a free haircut and some dapper-smelling Rudy’s shampoo for the mane event and shave cream for handsome yet rugged cheeks. If you’re not in the neighborhood, you can pick up something dignified and proud for your dad (or yourself) on our online shop. Our Beams x Ace Passport Wallet is very international, and you can always go classic and scoop him an Ace x Baron Wells Necktie. If you have a radical dad or a dad who likes money (two characteristics that don’t have to be mutually exclusive), grab him a Billykirk x Ace Change is Good Tray — the only downside to that gift is it may seriously cut back on the savings account your dad is building for you in the couch cushions.


To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’re collaborating with Jimmyjane to give you and someone you really like a free trip to at Ace Hotel & Swim Club and Ace Hotel New York. You can win two nights, airfare and a whole bevy of hot gifts from Jimmyjane as well as some Ace x Impossible instant analog film to use with your in-room Polaroid camera. While you’re staying with us, we’ll also bring you dessert for two and your pick from the Ace x Jimmyjane VOD channel in your room — everything from vintage kitsch to the contemporary, intelligent erotica. Enter at Jimmyjane by January 31.
You can also book this package in PSP or NYC for February 1 - 29. And stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day news because love is super un-embarrassing and we like celebrating it.

We are graced here by the most well-loved iteration of Julia and Paul Child’s famous Valentine’s Day cards.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’re collaborating with Jimmyjane to give you and someone you really like a free trip to at Ace Hotel & Swim Club and Ace Hotel New York. You can win two nights, airfare and a whole bevy of hot gifts from Jimmyjane as well as some Ace x Impossible instant analog film to use with your in-room Polaroid camera. While you’re staying with us, we’ll also bring you dessert for two and your pick from the Ace x Jimmyjane VOD channel in your room — everything from vintage kitsch to the contemporary, intelligent erotica. Enter at Jimmyjane by January 31.

You can also book this package in PSP or NYC for February 1 - 29. And stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day news because love is super un-embarrassing and we like celebrating it.



We are graced here by the most well-loved iteration of Julia and Paul Child’s famous Valentine’s Day cards.


We’re hosting a creative gathering with No Subject LA and Foam Magazine called Create + Cultivate — join us for workshops, yoga, happy hours, and a taco dinner with Levi’s. Workshops include infusions & liquors, leather imprinting, double exposure with Lomography, succulent potting and Keep-A-Breast live breast casting to support breast cancer research. There’s a seat, mat, cocktail, plate and poolside lounge chair with your name on it.

We’re hosting a creative gathering with No Subject LA and Foam Magazine called Create + Cultivate — join us for workshops, yoga, happy hours, and a taco dinner with Levi’s. Workshops include infusions & liquors, leather imprinting, double exposure with Lomography, succulent potting and Keep-A-Breast live breast casting to support breast cancer research. There’s a seat, mat, cocktail, plate and poolside lounge chair with your name on it.


The magic of CONTENT, captured by Chris Hornbecker. Lots of the designers from CONTENT are part of our slightly oxymoronic anti-establishment shopping vacation, Stick it to the Man. We already shop tax-free and proud in Oregon, but you can get an additional ten percent off at local designers and boutiques and ten percent off your room when you stay with us in November or December.


Pattern People's miniature hotel room at Content 2011, captured by Janice Grube. If you’d like to fill your own or others’ stockings with locally made Portland fashion and jewelry, you can still catch some Content designers at an Ace-friendly discount through December, while simultaneously Sticking it to the Man — no sales tax in Oregon makes the deal even sweeter.

Pattern People's miniature hotel room at Content 2011, captured by Janice Grube. If you’d like to fill your own or others’ stockings with locally made Portland fashion and jewelry, you can still catch some Content designers at an Ace-friendly discount through December, while simultaneously Sticking it to the Man — no sales tax in Oregon makes the deal even sweeter.


Content 11 caught on Ace x Impossible film. If you missed the installations or weren’t able to make it to the pop-up shop before your favorite things sold out — lots of our Content artists are offering a friendly deal to Ace Portland guests through December.





Photos shot on Ace x Impossible instant analog film by Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo.

Content 11 caught on Ace x Impossible film. If you missed the installations or weren’t able to make it to the pop-up shop before your favorite things sold out — lots of our Content artists are offering a friendly deal to Ace Portland guests through December.



Photos shot on Ace x Impossible instant analog film by Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo.


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