Category Archives: Portland Region

Cornerstone

The Cornerstone B&B was built in 2006 on the south side of Cooper Mountain and is a gateway to wine country overlooking beautiful green pastures, orchards and vineyards.

In the warm summer evenings guests love to watch the crimson sunset from their rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the house.  If you listen carefuly you can hear the owls hooting in the twilight and watch over 20 species of birds coming for their last meal of the day at our feeders.

There inn was built with your safety in mind.  There is not a single step that you have to navigate between your car and your room.  One guest rooms is specifically designed to meet ADA compliance.  Every room has its own private entrance from the deck that surrounds the house.

The Cooper Mountain Nature Park, atop the butte where the south ends of Beaverton and Aloha meet, with spectacular views of the Tualatin Valley and Chehalem Mountain from its open south slope, just minutes from the inn.

Cooper Mountain Nature Park has 3.5 miles of gravel surface trails over its 231 acres. The looping trail system covers well the public land at the summit of the 774-foot high butte.

Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts and experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah Falls is the most visited recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with 2 million stopping each year to take in the views, making it to where a visiting the falls can be challenging.   As a local innkeeper I suggest visiting the falls on either ends of the day and midweek to beat the crowds.  I also suggest taking the time to hike the 6 miles Wahkeena/Multnomah Falls loop so as to ‘discover’ 6 more waterfalls, if you indeed love to chase waterfalls.

Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, usually it’s highest during winter and spring. Multnomah Falls offers one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods.  Five flows of Yakima basalt are visible in the falls’ cliff face.   Geocache ‘What’s Behind Multnomah Falls’, GC14VG2, studies the different types of exposed basalt layers.

You can Chase Waterfalls with us by subscribing to this blog, follow us on Pinterest, and on our Facebook Page.  According to Wiki there are at least 238 waterfalls in Oregon!  I’m guessing even more than that. Wouldn’t it be grand to witness the beauty of every one of them?  With 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge alone, we’ve set out to find them all plus those in the nearby Mt Hood National Forest, Washington and beyond. And when we do we’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

Choose an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member in Portland or the Columbia River Gorge as your home base while chasing these waterfalls

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Guest blogger: Roselyn, innkeeper
R.R. Thompson House in Carlton Oregon

This Christmas, Pittock Mansion takes a look back at the hobbies and pastimes of the legendary family in its annual holiday extravaganza.

From knitting to hiking, beekeeping to music, the decorations highlight familiar and not-so-familiar hobbies enjoyed by Henry and Georgiana Pittock, their children and grandchildren who resided in the opulent mansion 100 years ago.

Volunteers have decorated each of the rooms in the 16,000 sq. ft. mansion into a holiday showcase. Each room displays items related to one or two hobbies, such as skiing, opera, tea parties or card games.

The displays are on view through December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Christmas Day).  Built in 1914, the mansion “tells the story of Portland’s transformation from pioneertown to modern, industrialized city through the history and legacy of one of its most influential families, the Pittocks.” (http://pittockmansion.org)

The decorated mansion is a holiday treat for locals and tourists alike. Adding to the ambiance are musical recitals in the music/living room with stunning views of the Portland skyline.

The R. R. Thompson House will be glad to host your visit to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. We are located in the ‘Great Little Town of Carlton,’ and just an hour’s drive to Pittock Mansion.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

West Cascades Scenic Byway

The West Cascades Scenic Byway

‘The 220 mile West Cascades Scenic Byway runs north to south, skirting the northern half of Oregon’s Cascade Range and follows four great rivers through timeless forests, where you’ll discover adventure and renewal along the way.’

Time to start planning that Oregon Fall Road Trip. Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state.  The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B Association of B&Bs and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the backroads.  I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information.

‘A Scenic Alternative to the Freeway. Contrary to popular belief, cruise control on Interstate 5 is not the only way to travel between the Portland and Eugene areas. If you’re in no hurry, this journey through the colorful western Cascades makes getting there all the fun. Especially because, in addition to the open road, there are miles of rivers and trails to explore.’

Consider making this a two, or three, day trip.  Take your time and enjoy the fall colors, lush forests, and spectacular views of snow capped mountains.  Begin your journey after a hearty Northwest Breakfast at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild in the Portland area, travel south toward Sisters then finish up in Vida, Oregon, at the McKenzie River Round House.  Sections of this Scenic Byway are closed during the winter months so plan your trip before the snow falls.

You’ll travel past the beautiful blue waters of the Upper McKenzie as it tumbles over waterfalls and through lava flows. From the junction of US-20 to the junction with OR-126/242, it shares the route with the McKenzie Pass/Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Bellaterra

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast in historic Portland Neighborhood

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast has five nature- and culture-themed rooms with private glass or stone-tiled bathrooms.  A newly-restored Victorian located in Lair Hill, an historic neighborhood in inner SW Portland.  Bellaterra has ample common spaces, a reading nook, traditional moldings and custom carvings.  Nice views of the Willamette River and Mt. Hood. Pleasant walks in neighborhood, riverfront trail, and Marquam Trail in Terwilliger Woods.  Bellaterra could serve as a home base should you hike the 4T Trail in Portland which we recently did.  Highly recommend.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Cornerstone

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast sits on a little slice of heaven with the fresh air and quiet surroundings of the Cooper Mountain Area.  A short 15 miles from downtown Portland overlooking vineyards, orchards and green pastures, innkeepers Margaret and Harold await your arrival.

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast has three well appointed rooms, each with a private bath and one being ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. For your safety there is not a single step that you have to navigate between your car and your room.

In the warm summer evenings watch the crimson sunset from their rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the house, listening to owls hooting in the twilight and watching over 20 species of birds coming for their last meal of the day at the feeders.  The B&B was designed and built as a B&B, with every aspect of your comfort, pleasure and safety in mind.

Cornerstone B&B is about 18 minutes from the fabulous Oregon Zoo in Washington Park.   While visiting Washington Park take time to visit the Forestry Center, the Children’s Museum, the International Rose Test Gardens, the Japanese Gardens or the Hoyt Arboritum.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

The Fulton House

The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, minutes from Downtown Portland

The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, located in Southwest Portland and one block from Willamette Park and the Willamette River and the Willamette Greenway.

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.  The Fulton House, derives from the small town of Fulton, which was annexed into Portland many decades ago.

With mass transportation nearby you can set out to explore Portland or visit the famous medical facilities at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) via the Portland Aerial Tram up “Pill Hill.”

The Fulton House offers four guest rooms, each offers private baths, cable TV, free local and long distance telephone service, high speed wireless internet, and a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, pop and a bottle of wine, all complimentary.

As is with all members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, The Fulton House serves a delicious full breakfast that might be french toast, quiche, waffles, blueberry pancakes or Fulton House eggs & potatoes, accompanied by a variety of fresh fruits, scones or muffins, granola, yogurts, juices and beverages. Each afternoon, a special treat of cake or cookies plus beverage are available for your added pleasure.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

A Painted Lady

A Painted Lady offers a calm oasis in vibrant, hip, Northeast Portland

A Painted Lady Inn Bed and Breakfast was built in 1894 and renovated to its full Victorian glory. Take advantage of the urban location by shopping at Lloyd Center just six blocks from the inn.  Or hop on Max, Portland’s excellent light rail transportation system that will take you just about anywhere in Portland. Dinner in the Pearl District, theatre downtown, a Blazers game or concert at the Rose Garden, it’s all within a few minutes of A Painted Lady.  Stay for one night, or let us create a fun Portland package just for you!

A Painted Lady Inn has 5 large guests rooms, some with private baths and some shared, all well appointed, comfortable, full of charm and character.  Wake to a sumptuous breakfast served in the inn’s dining room or in the privacy of your room

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Bellaterra

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast in historic Portland Neighborhood

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast has five nature- and culture-themed rooms with private glass or stone-tiled bathrooms.  A newly-restored Victorian located in Lair Hill, an historic neighborhood in inner SW Portland.  Bellaterra has ample common spaces, a reading nook, traditional moldings and custom carvings.  Nice views of the Willamette River and Mt. Hood. Pleasant walks in neighborhood, riverfront trail, and Marquam Trail in Terwilliger Woods.  Bellaterra could serve as a home base should you hike the 4T Trail in Portland which we recently did.  Highly recommend.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Lion and the Rose

Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn

Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn is a majestic 1906 Queen Anne mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Portland’s Historic Irvington district with its shops, boutiques, theaters, restaurants and of course Historic Homes.  Portland’s light rail, a few blocks from the Inn, can whisk you away to the Convention Center, the Saturday Market and downtown Portland!

The six guest rooms, all with private baths, are each uniquely decorated with Victorian charm.  Historic yet up to date, the rooms are air conditioned and equipped with telephones, cable TV, and high-speed wireless internet access. We invite you to relax in the spacious and comfortable parlors.

After a restful night’s sleep awake to steaming hot coffee and a delicious full breakfast in the formal dining room and enjoy light refreshments into the evening.

An Oregon Wedding Venue for the destination wedding you’ve dreamed of. Many of our Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members host weddings and Lion and the Rose is one of them.  The inn’s parlors can accommodate indoor showers and weddings for up to 30 guests.  Weddings Receptions held on the first floor or in the Garden Court can accommodate up to 50 guests with buffet food service. The beautiful antique furniture, high ceilings, chandeliers and rich woodwork are an impeccable backdrop for pictures.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, it’s environment, culture, and heritage with you. Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.