Travel gurus say that the best way to get to know a city is through a local — and if you don’t already know any Portlanders, a friendly bed and breakfast owner is your next best bet. Whether you prefer an opulent Craftsman with a private wine cellar or an urban farm complete with barnyard animals and fresh produce, Portland has the perfect B&B to suit your travel style.
Southwest Portland B&Bs
The view of Mount Hood from Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast will take your breath away. This Victorian charmer is nestled in Southwest Portland’s quiet, forested hills, mere minutes from bustling downtown. Each room features its own distinct decor and amenities, like the opulently cozy Scheherazade Room’s claw foot tub; for the best mountain view, snag the aptly named Sunrise Room.
Northeast Portland B&Bs
If you’re dreaming of Victorian glamour close to all the eastside action, you can choose between two Irvington jewels. The Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn is a stunning mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Maintaining its historic charm, the current owners have filled each room in the sprawling inn with a veritable treasure trove of antiques.
Around the corner, you’ll find A Painted Lady Inn, another Victorian gem, with invitingly quaint bedrooms mere blocks from some of Portland’s best shopping and eating.
A few blocks east, Portland’s White House is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1910 and fully renovated in 2018, offering five rooms in the main building, as well as three rooms in the carriage house. All three B&Bs are within walking distance of stores galore at Lloyd Center and flaming tropical cocktails at Hale Pele.
Northwest Portland B&Bs
Seeking something a little gentler on your wallet? We have options. The Portland International Guesthouse is a cozy and clean European-style guesthouse in the heart of Portland’s lively and walkable Nob Hill neighborhood. From here, you can access the Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo and the 5,000+ acres of Forest Park. For breakfast, walk the few blocks to Blue Star Donuts and indulge in a blueberry bourbon basil doughnut.
North Portland B&Bs
Travelers’ House Portland is another budget-friendly choice. This clean, friendly hostel is perfect for global wanderers and adventurers, and is located near some of Portland’s most interesting neighborhoods, including Mississippi Avenue, Williams Avenue and the Alberta Arts District. Accommodations range from private rooms to eight-person dorms and even a private yurt! Grab breakfast or lunch at nearby brunch favorite Sweedeedee.