I stayed for 7 nights at the end of May/start of June, and found the Portland International Guesthouse to be a wonderful place to stay in a brilliant city. It's excellent value.
I was in Portland for work, and found the Guesthouse to be conveniently located about a 15 minute walk away from down-town, and the guesthouse is also well served by frequent buses which stop only a block or two away. The Nob Hill area that the guesthouse in is a lovely part of town just below the entrance to Washington Park.
All the rooms are decorated to a high standard, with a modern feel to them. I initially stayed in Room #6 which was located at the back of the house on the third floor, and found the room to be very big and in a quiet location. My last few nights were in Room #2 which was smaller, although still very comfortable and more noisey as it's at the front of the house.
Both rooms had a comfortable bed, chair, wardrobe and shelves in them. I never had to queue for the shared bathrooms and all were kept clean by both guests and staff. None of the rooms have TV but their is a very nice lounge should you want to watch the news or your favourite show.
The guesthouse is quiet and you don't see much of the host, Tim, but whenever I had a question or query he was always quick to answer via phone/email. If you're looking for somewhere to socialise with other guests then this isn't the place for you, but if you're looking for somewhere that you can get a good and comfortable night sleep then it's perfect. It has fast and free wi-fi and lots of information about the city should you need it.
Breakfast is simple and self-service, so I found myself taking advantage of the various coffee shops around the city, but the well equipped kitchen and supermarkets close-by made it easy to produce an evening meal rather than having to eat out. The kitchen has a big fridge so you can easily store supplies. There are also lots of good places to eat and drink within a 5 minute walk on 21st and 23rd Street.
Will definitely be staying here again when I return to Portland.