My husband and I went on a road trip from Phoenix, AZ up through California, Oregon, and Washington over the last two weeks. My formula for finding a hotel in the city/town we were looking at stopping in was first price point, then good reviews. We stayed at many hotels, some great, some rather questionable. This was one of our highlights. It’s a small, husband and wife owned motel not too far from downtown Portland. Yes, it is by the airport and a semi-busy train. Did the noise bother us? Surprisingly, it didn’t! It was actually pretty quiet given the location. This hotel is friendly, clean, and has everything you need. The rooms are spacious and even have a dining area. At this price point, it cannot be beat! I mean really, you’re looking at hostels in the same category closer to the city…we’re young…but sharing a bathroom at a hostel is not for us! We fell in love with Portland the two days we were there (tight schedule!). For touristy things, I recommend the Japanese Garden and Rose garden directly across from it in Washington Park. We were lucky enough to attend during the Rose Festival and saw some truly beautiful plants! Parking stinks in the city, we used Uber the entire time. Also, check out the vegan mini-mall and the Bye and Bye (bar) while you’re there! When we come to Portland again, we will be staying here no matter what!