Planning Your Trip

Places to stay in Portland

Budget-Friendly Motels

Viking Motel  | A real bargain for its location and proximity to public transportation. Clean, quiet and friendly.

Economy Inn Portland | Excellent bang for your buck. Big rooms with amenities located in a safe neighborhood.

Hotels and BnBs-Staying in Style

The Lion and the Rose  | A real class act. Located in the Irvington district, it’s a great place to stay and take in the local architecture.

Vintage Plaza  | Located in the heart of downtown Portland, the Vintage Plaza is beautiful and packed with amenities.

Residence Inn Downtown Portland | This one is on the west side of Portland. It is appropriate for extended stay.

Airbnb House sharing that now exists world-wide. Meet interesting folks at a discount rate.


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Public Transport: Trimet offers a handy tool
to plan your trip and to see if your chosen hotel/motel/bnb is easily accessed through it.


Thrifty Car Rentals offer some great deals. I just priced ot a yellow convertible Ford Mustang for a week. With insurance, $711.00!  Most of their cars are way cheaper.

Cars2Go, a carshare program that offers cars that are fully electric. After the $35 registration fee, you pay for what you use and can park it anywhere.

Columbia Scooters
is located within walking distance of the school if you are interested in scooting around town. Ciao!

Clever Cycles 
is located very near the school and is one of the many companies that offer bicycle rental.

This is not an exhaustive list of transportation options for travelers but you can see that there are plenty.