I can really only second all the positives other guests are saying in recent reviews. We were so happy to find this gem of a neighborhood hotel for our visit to Portland. I loved having a kitchen and there is a Trader Joe's a few blocks away for stocking up on snacks. We rode public transport or walked everywhere we wanted to go for most of our stay. The location is great--with plenty of great restaurants and coffee shops within the surrounding blocks. We had room 315 on the back side--it was very quiet. Room was very clean. Staff was helpful and patient (!) with directions getting around town.
Only 2 minor potential negatives--the floor in our room was pretty creaky--I wondered if it was bothering the people below us--though it didn't bother me. And there is a really odd smell in the public areas (though not the room itself) that is reminiscent of a veterinarian's office--perhaps the cleaning supplies they use? Not really a big deal since you only walk through those areas--just FYI if you have a super sensitive sniffer. The room didn't smell that way though--it was fine. Would definitely stay here again next time we are in Portland!