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Old 02-04-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: SE PDX
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I'll be visiting Portland in March to scout the city as I may relocate this summer. I would like to stay in the metro area close to public transportation as I do not plan on renting a car (if I can get away with it). Any recommendations on decent cheap hotels? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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The Doubletree is always nice. If you stay at the one by the Lloyd Center you will be just five minutes away from downtown by the MAx line and it's free and across from a nice shopping mall.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've never stayed in either place but for cheap hotels, the first ones I think of are the Travelodge just south of downtown (between Portland State U. and the YMCA) and the Motel 6 on Powell Blvd. in southeast Portland. Both locations have frequent bus service.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: SE PDX
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The Doubletree is always nice. If you stay at the one by the Lloyd Center you will be just five minutes away from downtown by the MAx line and it's free and across from a nice shopping mall.
A bit pricey surprisingly, but thanks for the recommendation.

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I've never stayed in either place but for cheap hotels, the first ones I think of are the Travelodge just south of downtown (between Portland State U. and the YMCA) and the Motel 6 on Powell Blvd. in southeast Portland. Both locations have frequent bus service.
This sounds more like it. Do you know what neighborhood this is considered?
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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The Silver Cloud in NW Portland is in a great location and is relatively inexpensive.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I've gotten some good deals using Priceline in Portland. Go to biddingfortravel.com to get a sense of what bids on Priceline are being accepted and for a primer on Priceline bidding strategy (if you're new to Priceline). I've ended up staying at the Westin for the price of a Travelodge.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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I like the Modera. Not far from public transportation ( Portland street cars ) . Very nice rooms. No room service however. Internet rate is something like 99$/night.

Im sure theres cheaper hotels/motels but im not sure about the areas.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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This sounds more like it. Do you know what neighborhood this is considered?
I think the Travelodge is officially considered in the Lair Hill neighborhood, but it's right across the street from I-405, with PSU just on the other side of the highway.

The Motel 6 is in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood, but again, it's right on the border. The other side of the street is Richmond.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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If it's your kind of thing, there are two good hostels in town. One in NorthWest, and one on Hawthorne. Both are excellently situated for public transportation. The NorthWest one even has private rooms, for more money of course.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: SE PDX
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Great recommendations guys. Thanks!
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