hi! thanks to all of you who continually post advice - it has been very helpful so far.
i am going to be in portland june 9-11 and looking for a good hotel to stay at. am a mid-20's budget minded traveller who likes to eat, drink, hang out and loves culture and festivals just as much as i do the outdoors.
can't decide between mark spencer and 5th ave suites. found good deals for both - $127/nt at MS and $136/nt at 5th ave. i don't need luxury as i won't spend most of my time in a hotel.
what do you locals recommend?