Katie Vaughan

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Portland Bed & Breakfasts

Enjoy a relaxing, homespun stay at one of the city’s B&Bs.

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Katie Vaughan

Katie Vaughan is a writer and marketing coordinator living in Portland. Read More

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 a cozy, budget-friendly option near plenty of attractions, Portland has the perfect B&B to suit your travel style.

Northeast Portland B&B

If you’re dreaming of Victorian glamour close to all the eastside action, the Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Innis 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. It has eight guestrooms and each one has a private bathroom. Breakfast service is offered from May through September, but those who opt not to dine at the Lion and the Rose have plenty of options along nearby NE Broadway, including Cadillac Café, Milo’s City Café and Costello’s Travel Caffe.

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Northwest Portland B&B

Seeking something a little gentler on your wallet? While the nightly fees vary depending on the room, the Portland International Guesthouse is a cozy and clean European-style guesthouse in the heart of Portland’s lively and walkable Nob Hill neighborhood. Those looking for a morning meal beyond the continental breakfast option at the B&B can check out nearby local favorites including Besaw’s, HunnyMilk and Stepping Stone Café. Once fed, you can use that fuel to start adventuring. The Portland International Guesthouse offers prime access to the Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo and the 5,000+ acres of Forest Park.

Questions About Portland B&Bs

Why stay in a bed and breakfast?

Portland bed and breakfasts offer an opportunity to get a local’s perspective. These lodging options also offer modern amenities in a comfortable, unique space. And never underestimate the bed and breakfast owner’s ability to give insider information on the city’s best dining, entertainment and attractions.

Is a B&B the same as an Airbnb?

While these two options may sound the same, the experience is usually quite different. A traditional bed and breakfast or B&B usually serves a home-cooked morning meal, whereas most Airbnb stays do not offer breakfast. There are exceptions to this rule. Airbnb also gives hundreds of stay options that range in type (apartments, guesthouses, single bedrooms). B&Bs tend to only offer guestrooms or larger suites within a single home.

What kind of amenities can I expect when I book a B&B in Portland?

While the amenities will vary from place to place, most Portland bed and breakfasts offer complimentary wifi, coffee and tea, breakfast and snacks, TV, hair dryers and occasionally, parking, laundry and other guest services. Check each B&B’s website to see the specifics and learn more.

Southwest Portland B&B

The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast is a historic lodging establishment in a house with a rich Portland history. Built in the late 19th century, The Fulton House was originally a bordello situated on a log raft in the Willamette River. A century ago the house was lifted, placed on round logs and dragged by a team of to its present location. Today, it’s conveniently located in the southwest part of the city, one block from Willamette Park near the South Waterfront Greenway. It has two rooms, two larger suites and modern amenities. The B&B serves a lavish breakfast (including a vegetarian option), but those looking for something in the neighborhood should check out Cafe Du Berry.

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