My husband and I went to Portland to get outta the heat in summer. Stayed at the hotel Modera which was ultra modern, nice restaurant and courtyard. The rooms we a bit small, but nicely appointed. The location was in a business part of town so on the weekends not much was happening but the bus/shuttle system was excellent to get you to the river or to the more touristy part of town. On Saturday there is a great ( really great) farmers market very close to the hotel. The staff was really nice friendly. I would stay here again.