I need a little advice. It's my boyfriends 30th birthday and so i'm bringing him to Portland from London as he regretted not visiting when he travelled America a few years back. It's a relatively short trip, we arrive on 16th February 2013 and leave 19th/20th to head to Seattle.
Obviously I want to make the most of this for him, so I was wondering whether you could recommend good areas to stay for this short time. We'd like to be within easy reach of a transport system for sightseeing, but it doesn't have to be a "trendy" area...just near to nice little cafes, restaurants etc. I know it's a question with such a broad answer, but any help would be greatly appreciated.