The Duniway Hotel – Abigail’s Hideaway Venue Tour

Dec 20, 2019

Join NwWU hosts, Crystal Genes Photography & Angela Holm Photography, as we take you on a venue tour of Abigail’s Hideaway. Abigail’s Hideaway is the rooftop wedding space at The Duniway Hotel in Downtown Portland. We also show you Jackrabbit, which is their award winning restaurant.

The Duniway Hotel – Abigail’s Hideaway Venue Tour

In this feature, some of our favorite wedding vendors have come together to show off their talents at one of our favorite venues, Abigail’s Hideaway!

We chat with Maribeth Thekkedom, the catering director, about the space and what makes it great. Rose Lawrence, our bride model wears a custom dress by Portland designer Stephanie Mai, which is featured from The White Dress Bridal Boutique. A team of some of our favorite wedding vendors have come together in this episode to create and show you what they do best!

We chat with Chloe Duthaler, of Glow by Clo, who not only provided hair and makeup magic for our lovely bride, but also for host Crystal Genes! We also get to know Rebecca Foster of Indigo Event Design, Sarah Cowan of Geranium Lake Flowers, Rebecca Powazek of Bee’s Cakes, and Carly Johnson of The White Dress Bridal Boutique.

Watch our third video to get a closer look at the extraordinary property as well as to meet the talented vendors who collaborated with us.


If you’re looking for a modern wedding venue in Downtown Portland, look no further. The Duniway has a rooftop space, Abigail’s Hideaway, that can accommodate up to 125 guests. It is nestled on the 11th floor, and protected from direct sunshine nearly all day long. This rooftop space is the perfect canvas for creating your dream day. Both your ceremony and your reception can be held in this area. Jackrabbit is their award winning restaurant and has numerous cool spaces which could be used for a cocktail hour or a full reception. Jackrabbit is run by Bravo’s 2017 Top Chef Masters winner, Chris Cosentino, caters all events, and provides room service for all rooms in the hotel. There is also a 2000 square foot ballroom which works great especially as a backup plan in case of typical Oregon weather.

The Duniway is modern and bold and was named after Abigail Scott Duniway, one of Oregon’s founding sisters who came over on the Oregon Trail in 1852. In 1871 she moved from Albany to Portland and began publishing a weekly women’s rights newspaper, The New Northwest, which continued for 16 years. She was also the first woman in Oregon to register to vote. The Duniway seeks to embody that renegade spirit and celebrates the true self.


It’s one of the coolest hotels downtown, right in the middle of everything. It has such a fun aesthetic.

Abigail’s Hideaway is a little rooftop oasis, tucked away in the middle of the chaos. You can have an outdoor wedding, while being in a modern space.

Since Abigail’s Hideaway is tucked between buildings, it’s protected from the harsh summer sun. That keeps you cooler and makes your photographer happy.

I haven’t mentioned their Vinyl Suite. They have a King Suite full of hundreds of vinyl records you can listen to on a record player in the room. There is even a box of special records by musicians who have stayed in the room.

The entire hotel has an extraordinary design, with so much variety, making it great for unique and artistic portraits.

The food and cocktails are ahhhh-mazing.

Everyone we encountered at the hotel was so friendly, easy to work with, and extremely helpful.


The Duniway Hotel has a lot of bold colors. The color red popped out to me most. Therefore, we decided to incorporate a color scheme primarily made of vibrant red. We also added in a bit of indigo and black.

Sarah Cowan, with Geranium Lake Flowers, brought in some delightful floral arrangements. They have been in business in downtown Portland for over 20 years, and have worked at nearly every venue in the area. They definitely know their stuff!

Rebecca Foster, owner of Indigo Event Design, helped coordinate and design the styling of the day. She is so much fun to work with! And she is the kind of gal who has a vision and knows what works and what doesn’t. She recently had a gorgeous wedding featured on Martha’s Stewart Weddings!

Rebecca Powazek, owner of Bee’s Cakes, made us the coolest cake! It was a hexagonal shape, and frosted with black icing and intricate stenciling. A black cake may not sound appetizing (you can pretend it’s chocolate!) but bot the icing and the lemon curd filling was delicious!

Pale Pony Studio provided us with a gorgeous modern macrame arbor for the ceremony. We got our black metal chairs from Vintage Meets Modern. And we got our chargers and flatware from The Party Place.


Chloe Duthaler, owner of Glow by Clo, not only did makeup & hair for the bride, but also for me (your host, Crystal). I felt absolutely radiant! Chloe is just the sweetest and has a very distinct style to her makeup work. She always makes her model’s skin look like it’s glowing.

Our gorgeous models were Rose & Jeremy Lawrence. Rose wore a dress from The White Dress bridal boutique. Stephanie Mai, a local couture designer, designed the dress. The White Dress is probably my favorite dress shop I’ve ever been in. The shop is designed to make the bride feel like a queen. It has several private suites large enough for friends and family, and the stylists are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful!


Venue – The Duniway Hotel – Abigail’s Hideaway & Jack Rabbit Restaurant

Event Planner – Indigo Event Design

Hair & Makeup – Glow By Clo

Florals – Geranium Lake Flowers

Cake – Bee’s Cakes

Black Metal Ceremony Chairs – Lily & Cane (Previously Vintage Meets Modern)

Chargers & Flatware – The Party Place

Macrame Ceremony Backdrop/Arbor & Table Runner – Pale Pony Studio

Wedding Dress – The White Dress

Wedding Dress Designer – Stephanie Mai

Models – Rose & Jeremy Lawrence

Photography – Crystal Genes Photography & Angela Holm Photography

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