With all the recent good Portland chowhound postings, we're thinking of taking the train from Seattle to Portland for a weekend getaway. Can you recommend any nice hotels or b&b's with good places to eat nearby? Will we need to rent a car to get around, or is it easy to use public transportation or take short cab rides/or walk to our destinations? We are not looking for the fanciest places, but nice good Portland Chowhound recommendations. I know a lot of places have been recently discussed, but not being familiar with Portland, are these places near downtown? Thanks.