We had booked another hotel, but when we got there it was a smoking wing connected to a strip club, so we left! It was a busy week in Portland, drove all around. I remembered there was some cheap hotels in the dtn area, but couldn't remember names. We went to several, they were $159-169 for dumps! I was just about in tears, this was a short trip and we didn't have much time. I remember from when I lived in Portland this 6th Ave Motel, just remembered neon sign and that it used to look pretty rough. They had painted it and I think are pickier on clientele. For $75 it is a great dtn location, there is a convenience store nearby, free parking [which costs $30 alone for fancy hotels there], and they guy even gave us an upgrade for no more money! I had a class I was headed to and wine bars and happy hours, we just needed to be central. Not saying it is the Taj Mahal, but compared to the others at HALF the price, it felt safe and with the air conditioning on we didn't hear street noise. They saved the day, and really have made an effort to improve.