We will be spending three nights in Portland mid-July, and will have a rental car. We want to get around and see as much as we can, and love walking. I am wondering whether it makes more sense to stay downtown, where accommodation seems to be quite expensive, or to spend a bit less and stay a bit farther out. Is it easy to drive into the downtown and find parking? How accessible and quick is public transit?
Any advice would be appreciated, as well as suggested hotels/motels/B and B's from which downtown is easily accessible, even if not right there.
Thanks for your help.