I will be visiting Portland for the first time, on January 10th. It's a long visit, 3 weeks. Any recommendations on where to stay? Down town at Benson hotel is good? I want to stay around malls, rest lively area. Which is easier for getting around town, taxi or buses? As I won't be driving. What are the things-to-do at this time of year? It's a medical trip, so nothing wild. Shopping, dinning around & movies are mostly what I plan on doing, nothing wild or adventurous.