The Nines is a great hotel from Starwood brand with high quality furnished rooms and located in the heart of Portland downtown. The location is great to get on the Trimet or roam to nearby shopping malls or to one of the many great restaurants in the vicinity. The only downside is well the price. It is expensive and most of that cost can be justified for the location. But apart from that, the hotel itself is normal- upscale but still feels normal. And by the way, only valet parking is available at hotel and it will add a fair bit to the hotel bill. But there are cheaper independent self-parking options nearby.
The hotel does have a good restaurant within- Urban Farmer whose breakfast is really good and I would suggest everyone staying here to give it a try.