Benson Hotel

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The twelve story hotel was built in 1913, and has experienced haunting ever since then. The original owner of the hotel, Simon Benson, is often seen on the staircase, in the common room area and in the business offices on the lower levels of the hotel. The kindly ghost of a night porter assists those in need, then vanishes when done. The ghost of a lady in a white dress and a young boy roam the hallways and rooms of the hotel.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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309 Southwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
United States

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45.5219007, -122.67849260000003
Multnomah County, Oregon
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