The Sentinel Hotel is a prominent downtown Portland historic building. Constructed in 1909 under the name Hotel Seward, the art-nouveau structure is a Rose City landmark that had fallen into disrepair.

The hotel reopened in 2014. During renovations, the Sentinel team turned to the owners of both the Hereafter and Dig A Pony for help with their hotel bar, and Jackknife was in business.

We had the chance to explore the innards of the building for inspiration. Our friend Kris took some shots.

To see some of our process, check out our Dribbble Bucket.

Once completed, Jackknife knocked everyone’s socks off; even ours.

Jackknife opened in the summer of 2014 to much fanfare.

We were fortunate to attend the opening party, and we snapped some shots that you can see here:

When In Portland, stop by Jackknife.

Jack Knife

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