The Jupiter Hotel is a modern, retro-cool value hotel located a few short blocks from the Burnside Bridge (make sure you get that snapshot of the Portland, Oregon sign on the way).
There are a lot of cool places within four blocks of the hotel. The Doug Fir is the hotel's resident bar, featuring live shows, a kickin' patio, and a restaurant (breakfast isn't included with your room at the Jupiter but the prices for your basic bacon and eggs are very reasonable).There's also a large outdoor area. Because you are staying right beside a bar, I highly recommend getting a room on the "chill" side of the hotel if you want a good night's sleep. Need Fido to come along for the stay? It's an extra $35 per night.
You're also in the center of action with a number of vintage stores, coffee shops, and amazing restaurants (including the James Beard Award–winning Le Pigeon and happy hour hot spot Biwa) around the corner or across the street.