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Old 01-31-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Visiting Portland for a week in March with my husband. Want to know best places to stay around the city. Was looking at hotel Monaco on SW Washington st, seems to have good reviews. Is the area good for things to do? Any other suggestions as to places to stay? Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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The Hotel Monaco is in a great location, in the middle of downtown. Just a block away from Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the light rail. That'll give you access anywhere you're likely to want to go around town.

Downtown is very compact, and everything that there is to do there will be easy walking distance.

What kind of things are you interested in doing?
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Hotel Monaco is a chain. I've stayed in their SF and Seattle locations. It's a nice hotel, but not worth the price in my opinion.

I'd look at the Ace Hotel or one of the smaller boutique hotels we have here. Same quality, but cheaper.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I'm not sure it's fair to call it a chain. That sounds like a cookie-cutter hotel. They're all boutique hotel, owned by a parent company. But each is individual in its own right.

And the same could be said of the Ace, which has other hotels in Palm Springs, Seattle, and New York. It's downside is the location is slightly worse, and I'm not sure that if you get a room there with a private bath, it wouldn't cost as much as the Monaco.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Thanks for the advice so far. Also looking for good places to eat, in particular really good sushi, any suggestions? Also, any suggestions for nightlife? Nothing crazy, just somewhere to get a few nice drinks? Possibly a good jazz club? Thx
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The top jazz club in the city is Jimmy Mak's, on 10th a few blocks north of Powell's Books. It was rated as one of the top 100 places for jazz in the US by Down Beat magazine. You might also like Wilf's, at the train station, and Ivories, on 15th, 5 blocks west of Jimmy Mak's.

For really top-of-the-line sushi and other Japanese food, the place to go is Murata, on the south side of downtown near the Keller Auditorium and its spectacular fountain. Closer to the jazz clubs, you'll find a couple of outposts of a local chain called Mio Sushi, which I like, and a couple of places that put the sushi on a conveyor belt - Sushi Ichiban on Broadway and Marinepolis SushiLand a few blocks away.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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My husband and I just got back from a week long trip yesterday. We stayed at the Hotel Monaco (our second stay there). It has a great downtown location. It is very walkable. The hotel and staff are quite nice too. We would happily stay there again. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful trip!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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the hilton in the center city is just across from Portland's living room. The staff sucks, but the location is perfect. Go on price line.com to get huge discounts on the price. even my corporate discount didn't beat the price line.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: PDX
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personally, i'd try hotel lucia or the nines. they are centrally located and a little different, plus if you call you might get in on some specials.

good luck and enjoy your stay. make it as romantic as possible!
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