Wondering if downtown is the place to try to stay. We'll be in Portland area for 3 days, with 2 seven year olds, and will have a car. Love being able to walk to sights, shops and restaurants. We're from cities so not deterred by normal city life. Still figuring what we'll want to see but looks like science museum, Pearl neighborhood, and maybe art museum. Open for more recommended sights too. Is the Courtyard Marriott downtown a good location? Any other recommendation that isn't as expensive (that seems to be in the $220-240 range) but is still nice and conveniently located. Also a plus if has suites (not necess) and parking isn't outrageously priced. Really like being someplace where there are things to walk to, even if we end up driving to a number of sights. Nice to walk to breakfast & dinner.