We are flying from Melbourne Australia to Vancouver BC for Xmas / New Year with my wife and 2 teenage sons and will be doing a road trip to see the Blazers v Spurs game on Jan 7th.
The intention is to leave Vancouver on the Sunday morning and drive down to Portland. We don't have a set arrival time as we want to take the trip as it comes and keep options open for stopping at any points of interest along the way etc.
we would envisage being in Portland from mid-late afternoon on the Sunday untill give or take lunch time on the Monday, at which point we will drive back to Seattle for a night.
There will be 5 of us in total (inc my mate that we are staying with in Vancouver), are we best to look for hotel accommodation close to the Moda Centre or should we be looking for something in the heart of "downtown" (I'm assuming there would be good public transport options from downtown to the Moda Centre?). If I was to look at an AirBnB, what areas would be recommended?
thanks in advance!