At first I was concerned about staying so close to a major airport (noise levels), but quickly realized the Candlewood Suites were far from normal expectations. It had superb insulation from outside noise, and the entire staff was polite and accommodating. The rooms all had surprisingly spacious layouts, even with full-size refrigerators, dishwashers and 2-burner stoves. Everything was very clean and well kept, all linens and towels were very high quality, and the mattress was Goldilocks quality - not too hard and not too soft. No free breakfasts here, but with the kitchen you don't need one. Bring your own food with you or get groceries from nearby stores or from the reasonably priced shop in the lobby area. The small gym/workout room was one of the best I've ever seen in any hotel, and finding out the laundry was free (just supply your own soap and/or dryer sheets) was a most pleasant revelation. The free wi-fi in every room and the free business room where you can print out documents, make copies or send faxes was another unexpected perk. The overall superb quality of the facilities, the cleanliness, and the magnificent staff make this hotel an absolute bargain with what you get for the price you pay. I have zero qualms recommending this hotel to anyone looking for an excellent place to stay in Portland. Will also seek out other Candlewood Suites in other cities I visit in the future.