It was nightfall when I arrived. This was a place had I seen it in the daytime would not have stayed. As it turned out, my room bordered the sidewalk on a busy street. The time of visit (June 2013) the place had many empty rooms that night. As a loyal Best Western lodger (and points to prove it), the owner/manager said the same room he would move me to would cost $12 more. The room furniture was well-worn. Without getting into it further, this place simply does not meet Best Western's standards (not AAA standards for that matter)..
As a measure of the parsimonious (cheap) nature of the place, the breakfast muffins were cut in half (presumably to prevent any guest from taking a whole muffin and eating only one-half). I don't know whether the owner/manager is a good person or not, his management style was terrible. The way the employees related to him was to see no decision could be made without his explicit approval on matters. Having travel 49 states, this was a very poor place. After I stayed there, I checked out the Travel Advisor rating for it. It was mid-60% (my mistake), I also see "terrible" is the third highest rating for this motel !
The only good aspect was the light rail transit station to downtown Portland was nearby making it handy to get in and out of downtown Portland. .
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