As I mentioned previously, Portland had a record-breaking heat wave during our time there which would have been fine except, of course, the air conditioner decided to stop working in the afternoon of the second day. That night was fine since the house was already cool, but by the next morning the house was an oven. So we hoped in the car and headed downtown for a stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton. It was a real treat! We rarely stay in hotels since there are so many of us, so we were excited to take advantage of the hotel pool, large screen tv and big, comfy beds. And we had to try the infamous Voodoo Doughnut since it was so close to our hotel. They lived up to their hype!