There was so much to do in downtown Portland. We had a full day of sight-seeing, shopping, dining and walking. The best places to see good stuff are the Portland Museum of Art, Rose Garden and Japanese Garden. The art museum had two wonderful exhibits – Escher from early woodcuttings to the study for a major installation and a Tattoo art power point show on a hugh screen. The Rose Garden was part of a public garden complex on a major hill above the downtown. There we so many varieties of roses on display. But the crown jewel for me was the world class Japanese Garden. Once again our hotel was an example of great renovation to a truly modern design. Previously a Days Inn, Hotel Modera, was real uban chic. Just loved it.