I definitely recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express. It's close enough to Portland and far enough that it gave me a home away from home experience. I loved how it was just minutes away from Downtown Portland, yet peaceful without all the hustle and bustle noises of the city. The location is just off of i5 and my drive to Portland for business was easy in the am and the evening.
The breakfast was a nice little surprise. With their selection of coffee, tea to pastries and fruit- it was just what I needed as I was running out to my business meeting. Their wi-fi is fast and they have a great selection of TV channels. I look forward to staying here again for my next business meeting.