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Old 10-13-2008, 03:04 AM
 
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I plan to be in the Portland area for just over a week and I'm looking for a decent place to stay for less than 200 a week anywhere between Portland and Longview.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:46 AM
 
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That's not much, it'd be hard to find a traditional hotel, other than a fleabag, for that rate.

A hostels would be cheap, and decent, if you go for that kind of accommodation. There are two (that I know of), either Hawthorne or one in Northwest.

Another option would be the White Eagle Saloon (http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=60&category=Location%20Homepage - broken link). It's operated by McMenamins, who have done a great job of restoring historic buildings and operating them as hotel/restaurant/brew pub type places. The White Eagle only has a few rooms, and it's over the resaurant/bar. And there's music. But I understand it ends pretty early. Also, no in-room bathrooms ... they're down the hall. And it's supposed to be haunted!

You might find some cheaper hotel options out of town on the way to Longview, but I can't speak to those.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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You wrote "around Portland". . . Would "the burbs" do?" Because in Hillsboro there is an Extended Stay America that I'm told is quite nice. I'm sure it would run you more than $200, though.

I would just do a net search on Weekly Rate Accommodations in Portland and surrounding areas.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I can't see $200/week (6 nights?) getting you any place decent.

Last year we "lived" in a hotel from Dec-March. We were mainly in Vancouver, but by using PriceLine.com, we got some very decent prices. We stayed at the Residence Inn, Hilton, Red Lion, Extended Stay (YUCK), Staybridge, etc. each for under $50/night.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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You wrote "around Portland". . . Would "the burbs" do?" Because in Hillsboro there is an Extended Stay America that I'm told is quite nice. I'm sure it would run you more than $200, though.

I would just do a net search on Weekly Rate Accommodations in Portland and surrounding areas.
You're right, the Extended Stay places seem to bottom out at about $70 a night ....
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:25 AM
 
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It sucks because the part of the country I'm moving from is littered with weekly hotels at 150-175 a week that aren't bad. I'm trying to limit my expenses while I explore and find a place to live when I move to the Portland area in a few months.

Wonder if its worth just calling several places and seeing if they have a lower weekly rate they'd give me since its off-season for the area and all I can find online are nightly rates.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Wonder if its worth just calling several places and seeing if they have a lower weekly rate they'd give me since its off-season for the area and all I can find online are nightly rates.
You can always try it. In fact, I, myself, have done that when looking for deals in San Francisco and found a few willing to do it. Some places just don't advertise it.

I don't know if Portland has one but are you open to staying in a hostel?
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I already provided addresses for two hostels, both extremely affordable.
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