My friend and I are heading to the Rose Garden for a concert in August. This will be our first time in Portland. We will be staying for 2 or 3 days.
I really hate driving in cities, so is there a good hotel by the Rose Garden, so we can just park there and walk to the Rose Garden and take the MAX into the city to explore? I read that other folks mentioned that Rose Garden/Convention Center is perhaps not such a great area. We are two women, so I want to feel comfortable.
I am open to staying at a nice hotel in the city, I just not so sure about driving around downtown trying to find places. Seems like something by the Rose Garden is pretty much right off the highway. Looking to spend perhaps $100 a night or less.
Any helpful hints are much appreciated, thanks!