We didn't know it at the time but apparently on the 9th floor where our room was is haunted. It just adds to the uniqueness of this historic hotel and, that being said, we had no issues at all and liked our room. Maybe it's because we were higher up and facing a tall building on the back of the hotel (no view!!) but it was very quiet for being right in the middle of downtown. Despite the 100 deg temperature outside we found it very pleasant in the hotel.
My only complaint is how the check-in desk handled my question about parking. The hotel does have valet parking for $31 per day but we didn't want or need valet and in/out privileges. Portland is a great city for exploring on foot, bike, or transit. I did some research before I left and found public parking (PMC) in the Union Bank next to the hotel. I inquired on check-in whether they thought it was safe or even possible to park there for 3 days. The only response was "We have nothing to do with the parking next door". So what? You don't have anything to do with the restaurant down the street but still might recommend it even though there is one in the hotel! I parked at the PMC anyway and it's is actually the garage used by the hotel for valet. It has an underground walkway that goes right to the hotel elevators too. $17max for 24hrs vs $31 for the valet, so you have options. Cheers.
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