Hi, we will be visiting Portland from Aug. 2-4, a weekend. We hope to take one day to explore the wine region near Portland, one day to go to the coast and see Cannon Beach and other locations, and one day to walk around the city. I know this is a bit of a rush but we'd like to see/do as much as possible. We're wondering about the best area of the city to stay in if we'd like to do some walking tours. We will also have a vehicle and could hop around to different areas if needed. I have been looking at hotels in the city center at this point. We're looking at $150 - $200 a night places. Any suggestions as to places to stay and things to explore would be greatly appreciated. I'll continue to read forum posts about attractions, places to visit as well. Thanks for your help!