The hotel itself was fine, and continued to be open for business, but it developed a reputation in Portland for being haunted
Ever since coming to Portland I have felt so welcome. I’m still getting used to it, because this is my first time in a city this large. I am a country boy, living way out in the wild forests of Oregon, and have never had a chance to try the city on for size. However I won a contest that came with a strange but amazing prize, so now I have a hotel room outside of Portland where I will be staying for the next three weeks. The people are great here, and I have to say that the cannabis in Portland is just as good as its reputation. To celebrate the release of a low budget horror movie set in a famous Portland hotel which is alleged to be haunted, they are having me stay in the actual hotel. This is a marketing ploy for the producers, to drum up interest around Portland and also to sell tickets for the Ghost Tour they offer in the hotel. A decade ago the basement of the hotel was home to a notorious Portland cannabis trafficker. During a shootout with the cops a fire was started, and the trafficker died. The hotel itself was fine, and continued to be open for business, but it developed a reputation in Portland for being haunted. I have a free hotel room here for three weeks, as the camera crew will film me here and around various places in Portland to see if I actually see any ghosts. I don’t believe in ghosts, I’m just here for the cannabis.