It's a no brainer when we go to Portland, Hotel deLuxe is our only choice. We've stayed there twice and been happy both times. It's a really fun hotel -- the rooms are thematic based on golden era Hollywood, which not only is fun, it's well done, the rooms are lovely and comfortable. Given it's an older building, some of the cheaper rooms are pretty small, but deLuxe is so attentive to detail that it doesn't detract from the experience. The location is great too; not right in the mix, but we walk to Pioneer Square and the Pearl District with no problem, and it's an easy drive anywhere you need to go. Plus there's the lightrail stop a few blocks away that makes life easy too. Finally and our very favorite part, is the Driftwood Bar. It's the best, terrific old fashioned cocktails, awesome happy hour prices and ambiance (again, old school Hollywood), and the food!!! I crave their macaroni and cheese and skillet field mushrooms constantly. We can't wait to go back in February and stay there again. We always consider other spots that would suit us well (the Nines, for example), but always end up back at the deLuxe.