As you might know, this is the weekend of the Portland Marathon. I'm also attending a conference in Portland around that time period. I booked the Aloft near the airport with Starwood points for Oct. 5-7, because it's right on the MAX line (still takes about 35 minutes or so, though). Because I am flying in, this is not too inconvenient, although obviously not preferred. If you could figure out what hotel this is on Hotwire, you might like the same option. Note that with LMTClub.com (you can sign up for free with the code FBFREECLUB12), the Shilo is available for $73 per night on Oct. 6-7 (not for Oct. 5-6). If it's worth the hassle to you, you could save a bit by booking that night, presuming it doesn't ruin your chance to book Friday night at the current rate you have. For Oct. 5-6, the Quality Inn a couple blocks away is available for $79.