We are a mid-late 30's couple planning a 15th anniversary pacific northwest tour (without kids) for next summer. The current plan is 2 nights Seattle, 2 nights Portland, 2 nights on the Oregon Coast, and then 2 nights in Oregon wine country before flying back to Ohio. While we have a full year to book, some of our hotels in the other areas book up a year in advance, which is what brings us to thinking about where to stay while in Portland.
In Seattle, we are staying right at the Pike's Place market (inn on market), and are looking for a centrally located 4* or better hotel for our two nights in Portland. Our stays on the coast and wine country (Whale Cove Inn, Allison Inn) will also be in very nice hotels. There is a good chance that if there are bands playing that we will want to visit clubs during our stay. Currently, Kimpton and Monaco are looking good, with a lean toward Monaco (since we will have a water view in Seattle). Any advice or suggestions would be awesome. Thanks!