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Old 01-15-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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I would skip the hostel idea if it includes sharing rooms. Well, you are young so maybe you wouldn't mind the late night noise, commotion, or vomit in the halls. Shared room? Kiss your camera/wallet/phone goodbye.

Stick with the hotel idea. A nice, cool, clean hotel room.
The Portland Youth Hostels are really nice. They're part of an international hostel group and I've stayed in hostels that are part of this group all over the world with only positive experiences. https://www.hihostels.com
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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I've stayed at the Northwest Portland International Hostel and Guesthouse (Northwest Portland Hostel | Portland, Oregon | Hostel), and would definitely recommend it. My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the private rooms and while we certainly would have rather had our own private bathroom, you'd be hard-pressed to find a hotel that offers a better combination of location and affordability. The hostel's just a short walk from an awesome little area (23rd and 21st avenues) full of restaurants, bars and shops, and not far from the MAX station at Providence Park.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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Not sure if this is an option, but what about airbnb? Do you have to be 21 for that? Does anyone know?
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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Yes, I know, and so can anyone else who wants to take 30 seconds to look it up

It's an option for the OP, but individual property owners may place their own age restrictions.

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Old 01-19-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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no Sales tax at 'guest homes'... Been doing it for 25+ yrs $10 - $20 / night worldwide. (Thousands of great stays). I have stayed up to 100 nights / yr. (I'm In one tonight!)

Hospitality exchange - Wikitravel

Enjoy the LONG days you will get. (Be prepared for wet)
Visit the many gardens, especially Washington Park 'test' Rose Garden at sunset.

This is a VERY nice Garden for an evening picnic. (Next to Reed College) http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/...ction=viewpark

If driving... do a Columbia Gorge Loop. (East on WA SR14 to Cascade Locks, West on I-84, take 'Scenic Highway' and stop at many falls and at Cafe at Multnomah Falls Lodge (Excellent quality affordable regional food and nice atmosphere).

Do Check out Edgefields (Troutdale area). Decent place to stay if you have a car.

Of course an evening at Powell's Books is essential. I precede that with 'Happy-hour' at Jake's Crawfish (one block away). Many great Happy Hours in the Pearl District (Near Powell's) http://www.powells.com/

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Old 01-20-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: SNA=>PDX 2013
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Yes, I know, and so can anyone else who wants to take 30 seconds to look it up

It's an option for the OP, but individual property owners may place their own age restrictions.
I figured the OP could do the searching. I was just throwing out options. Trust me, if I wanted to know, or if it was a concern, I would have taken the 30 seconds. This all reminds me of when I tried to rent a car when I was under 25. Ugh!
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:37 PM
 
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I checked out airbnb and its a great site. Weve decided to get a place through that but are all the houses check in 18+ or do they each all have their own age requirements
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I checked out airbnb and its a great site. Weve decided to get a place through that but are all the houses check in 18+ or do they each all have their own age requirements
You will have to read the requirements for each property. Alao, email the person first before booking anything, be honest with them, and let them decide if they want to let you rent their space on AirBnB.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:03 PM
 
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I checked out airbnb and its a great site. Weve decided to get a place through that but are all the houses check in 18+ or do they each all have their own age requirements
Don't know. Like psi said, some things you gotta do your own research on. Personally, I don't think you'll have much problem. This is a much better way to go than hotels, imo.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:39 PM
 
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Why don't you just go to the youth hostel in NW? Or the one on Hawthorne? They're nice, cheap, you meet lots of other travelers and despite the negativity early on in this thread about hostels they're great.

Here's reviews:
https://www.google.com/search?client...e5f8a76a24fc,1

https://www.google.com/search?client...6ca0d46f7d34,1
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