This hotel is on the edge of Portland's trendy Nob Hill neighborhood, and though it's also near an industrial area, it is still an attractive and comfortable place. While the rooms fronting Vaughn Street are well insulated against traffic noise, I still prefer the rooms on the other side of the building. Reasonable rates are the main draw here, but the rooms are also well designed. All the rooms were completely remodeled in 2009. The minisuites have separate seating areas, which makes them good bets for families. The best thing about the hotel is its location within a 5-minute drive (or 15-min. walk) of both Forest Park and several of the city's best restaurants. To find the hotel, take I-405 to Ore. 30 W. and get off at the Vaughn Street exit.