Updated January 2015

Airbnb Rent a private room(s) or an entire apartment or house with this easy peer-to-peer accommodation site.  For first time users, search Google for discount codes as you can usually get $25 off your first booking rental.
BiddingforTravel Portland, Oregon

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If you are familiar with Priceline, then you know that you can score some pretty incredible deals.  But before making that bid, check out what other people have paid and what they have ‘won.’  In the past, using BiddingforTravel, we’ve gotten Portland rooms at the Benson for under $70 per night, the Residence Inn at Riverplace waterfront for about $55 per night, and the Doubletree Lloyd Center for $40 per night.  Read through the posting guidelines and use reader feedback to make your best bid to get the best deal!
McMenamins Hotels Take your pick:  Edgefield, Grand Lodge, Kennedy School, White Eagle, Hotel Oregon… there’s a price to fit every budget, from the independent traveler looking for a dorm room bunk to the discerning couple looking for a full package romantic weekend.  Each property has its own charms, so explore their web site, click on ‘Rates and Packages, ‘ check out the amenities and book a stay!
Northwest Portland Hostel Located near the Pearl at NW 18th & Glisan, this hostel is open all day and comes with a bunch of freebies:  light breakfast, local calls, maps, Wi-Fi, luggage storage, parking and more.  Dorm beds run $25-$34 per night, private rooms (for up to 2 people) start at $60 per night.  If you are not a member, add $3 per night.
Nomadic Matt Web post article “How to Find Cheap Accommodation.”
Portland Hawthorne Hostel Great location in the heart of the Hawthorne district, with dorm beds going for $15-$31 per night, and private rooms going for $54-$64.  You don’t have to be a member (though you will pay $3 more per adult)!  Kitchen facilities on site, laundry, easy public transportation, bike rental, safe, Wi-Fi and much more.
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