So, I've always wanted to visit Portland and Seattle, and it just so happens my favorite band is playing both in August. Now that I'm finished with school, it seems like the perfect time to make it happen!
So my plan is to spend two nights in Portland, then take the Amtrak train to Seattle and spend a couple nights there. As a recent college grad, I am definitely on a budget. Can anyone recommend a good budget hotel? The show is at the Wonder Ballroom in NE Portland (still getting all the neighborhood lingo down), if that helps suggestions. I'm confident using public transportation, but since it's just two days, I don't want to spend TOO much time on buses and whatnot. Also, I'll have to make it to Union Station fairly early in the morning.
I'm 23 years old and am mostly interested in good food, beer, seeing some scenery and just exploring the city. Thanks for any tips!