You’re coming to Portland and need somewhere to stay, but you might have been shocked by the local prices. Portland has come a long way from when it gained the nickname “Stumptown” over a hundred years ago. In those early days, people were building and developing so quickly that they didn’t even remove the stumps of trees they cleared. While there may be less tree cutting now, Portland development is booming once again. That’s great for business (and having lots of amazing options for restaurants and entertainment while you’re here), but it also makes it tough to find affordable lodging.