The three-story Ramada Plaza Portland caters to all kinds of travelers looking for a full-service hotel at a good value. Amenities such as a pool and fitness center are nice but standard for a mid-range chain. Despite renovations in 2008, the hotel itself is a bit dated, right down to the rooms and bedding, but overall it's a good deal for the money. All rooms have balconies, while others also have refrigerators, microwaves, and whirlpool baths. The aforementioned common amenities -- as well as two restaurants, an outdoor patio, and a cozy lobby -- offer an incentive not to stay cooped up in the rooms.