I am not from Portland, and I only spent 2 nights in the city during my stay, but I really didn't get a great sense of security from the city. Portlanders probably will disagree, and perhaps you can chalk it up my lack of familiarity with the city, but when I was in the hotel I felt like I was in a whole different world (a good thing). I felt like I was in Rome (ancient times, of course) and the rest of Portland was Germania and the Barbarian lands. It is a beautiful hotel and very well maintained. The ONLY knock I have against it is the floor tile in the bathrooms - they are the standard 1" by 1" square tiles that you would most common find in a public restroom. Yes they are a brown color as opposed to the white you would find in public restrooms, but a bit of a turnoff for me. Otherwise the hotel was perfect. Complementary coffee, lovely shower, clean rooms, SUPER comfortable beds (felt like memory foam), spacious rooms, lovely lobby, doormen out front, complementary wine tasting at dusk, great views from the hotel, within walking distance of all the car rental companies and the public transit, all the little niceties in the bathroom (including mouthwash).
I would definitely stay here again if I ever come back to Portland. It can get a bit expensive, but AAA and military discount rates are pretty good.
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