I was traveling for work and did not have any time to pursue this much more. (My earlier question was more out of curiosity as a coworker mentioned that some portion of NW portland was still something i should look at).
I do want to stick to the downtown zones and increase my budget and stay at 3* . Of course, my procrastination has cost me since prices are higher now.
But i have received some gift cards for restaurants and events there and I can raise my budget for hotel up to around 135.
On my Express deals right now, i see
3-Star Express Deal Hotel Moda Center - Lloyd District - Convention Center Area $147
3-Star Express Deal Hotel Downtown Portland - Pioneer Courthouse Square - Pearl District Area Bed choice available $160
Ready to bid again for 3* and above!
Thanks for continuing to remain patient and assist me in this.