I was recently in town for an event at the Convention Center. There were no hotels that met my standards in the area so I opted for the Courtyard by Marriott, Portland Downtown Convention Center. I can't tell you how very pleased I was with my stay. At first we were booked in a handicapped room. I spoke to the front desk who could not be more accommodating. They changed my room immediately. The front desk was ALWAYS very helpful. The staff drove us with their van everywhere we wanted to go. As I was there for a week, I wanted a few food items to keep in the fridge. They drove us to the food store and waited for us to shop. They drove us to local restaurants and picked us up when we were done. The service was beyond compare. Everyone in the hotel was friendly and happy to help. All the service certainly made up for the fact that this would not have been my first choice, but would be now if I return to the area. The room by the way, was clean and bright and met all our needs.