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On the southern border of downtown, just a couple blocks from Portland State University
Hotel Modera is located on a tree-lined street that the light rail travels down, near Portland State University.
The college borders downtown Portland to the south. Downtown Portland is home to multiple museums, urban parks, and residential condominiums. One popular park is Pioneer Square, which sits at the heart of Downtown Portland and features chess tables, a massive waterfall fountain, art sculptures, and even a weather machine.
Hotel Modera is an attractive, upscale hotel in downtown Portland. It doesn't have a stuffy feel that some iconic hotels do: Instead, everything feels modern and casual, from the streamlined lobby -- with local art, funky furniture, and a marble-and-wood front desk -- to the 174 rooms, updated with iPod docks, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The Modera bills itself as a boutique, and even though it's not as small as some boutique hotels, it does have that vibe -- and it lacks the amenities of a large hotel. There is no spa or fitness center (although free passes to a nearby gym are available), but there is a tasty on-site restaurant with a renowned local chef. It's not as centrally located as other downtown hotels, but it's convenient for those visiting Portland State University.