When it comes to lodging, Portland runs the gamut: modern to historical, fancy to basic, innovative to conventional. Reputable, large chains are here, and so are luxury boutique hotels that emphasize service and splendor. Convenient options abound for destinations like the convention center and airport; and sprinkled throughout the city are one-of-a-kind bed-and-breakfasts that offer travelers a
glimpse of authentic Portland living.
Aside from price, the main thing to consider is where in the city you want to be. Many of the elegant hotels near the city center and on the riverfront also have appeal because of their proximity to Portland's attractions. MAX light rail is within easy walking distance of most properties. The additional accommodations clustered near the Convention Center and the airport are almost all chain hotels that tend to be less expensive than those found downtown.
An alternative to the standard city hotel scene is to stay at one of the several beautiful B&Bs spread throughout residential neighborhoods in the northwest and northeast. These are usually lovely houses, with unique and luxurious guest rooms, deluxe home-cooked breakfasts, and friendly and knowledgeable innkeepers.
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