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Where is the best place to stay in Portland, oregon

Melbourne, Australia
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Where is the best place to stay in Portland, oregon

My husband and I are visiting Portland for 4 days mid October 2012 (after 2 conferences - Las Vegas and Denver). We're wondering where's the best place to stay - Downtown. We love good food, craft beers / microbreweries, and absolutely vital to find great coffee (which I'm afraid to say is hard to find in USA). Any suggestions?

Port Angeles, WA
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1. Re: Where is the best place to stay in Portland, oregon

You will find everything you say you love in Portland, but before making a recommendation for a hotel, we need to know your budget and your preference for style of lodging.

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2. Re: Where is the best place to stay in Portland, oregon

The Nines! Go for the Club Level room. :)

Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: Where is the best place to stay in Portland, oregon

We're looking at either a hotel in the $150-250 range or else an apartment downtown - airbnb or VRBO - but just not sure on location. I've read a review for the Mark Spencer which sounded great. I've also seen reference to Powell's bookstore, which will be a must for my husband.

Newberg, Oregon
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4. Re: Where is the best place to stay in Portland, oregon

I often recommend the Paramount Hotel on SW Taylor between 8th and 9th avenues. They have numerous packages in the $150 range -- rooms are spacious and very comfortable. It's right in the middle of Portland's best shopping and numerous excellent restaurants within a block or two (Heathman, Ringside Fish House, Higgins, Southpark....).The on-site restaurant, Dragonfish, also has a nice late-night menu and bar scene. Powell's giant bookstore is about 7 blocks -- less than a half-mile walk -- from the Paramount. Just go over to 10th and walk about 6 blocks north to Burnside.

The Paramount is our usual choice when we go to Portland for a play or other evening event and we don't want to drive the 60 miles back to Dallas late at night. Great location and rates!

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