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Travel to Portland, Get in with Holmes

written by | Posted on September 26th, 2013

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The TV series, “Elementary,” and the Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law have made Sherlock Holmes quite a popular character with a new generation of readers and pop culture enthusiasts. And if there are any doubters out there of just how fascinating this fictional character is, take a detour to Portland for The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes and make the Governor Hotel your home base—it’s Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so it’s a great fit for history buffs.

Seemingly trivial clues whose true meaning are unlocked by the powers of observation will lead modern-day investigators through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, an interactive exhibition making its world debut Oct. 10, 2013 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

The Governor Hotel in Portland.

The Governor Hotel in Portland.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Governor Hotel is offering an Elementary, My Dear overnight package that includes admission for two to the exhibition; an authentic Deerstalker hat, just like the one Holmes himself famously wears; a commemorative exhibition chocolate bar; $20 food and beverage credit to Jake’s Grill at the Governor Hotel; and a notebook for recording keen observations about this one-of-a-kind getaway.

While exploring The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, guests who travel to Portland for this package will be transported to Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation. The fictional sleuth’s now iconic techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remain in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes, interactive crime-solving opportunities and a robust collection of all things “Sherlockian,” ranging from vintage comics, and magazines to movie and television props and costumes.

The Elementary, My Dear package is available for booking from stays between Oct. 10, 2013 and Jan. 5, 2014 at governorhotel.com/specials. Rates start at $259 per night, plus tax.

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