Portland has a very comprehensve public transport system that makes it very easy and convenient to get prctically anywhere in the city and outers. This isa a map of the bus and train routes, the streetcar is an extra transport method on top of this.
Found a garden I would put in my top three favorite gardens in the world - the Chinese Garden in Portland. It is delightful, plus we enjoyed a tea ceremony n the tea house which was built in China and transported to Portland. Even the rocks came from china! It is the most authentic Chinese garden outside of China!
Moved to the conference hotel today, the Doubletree Portland. What a disappointment - good thing we didn't bring a cat!
Cannot recommend this hotel.
We have however been very impressed with Holiday Inn Express hotels all the way through California and Oregon. They are excellent value for money with free wifi, large apartment style rooms, a bath, often with an indoor heated pool, king size beds, fridge and friendly helpful staff.
The Doubletree on the other scores zero on all of the above.