Wheatridge Washington Ghost Town?

Name: Wheatridge
Class: C2
GPS: 47.612325, -118.721406 ?

Directions: There are three points of interest that seem to be part of Wheatridge. From Wilbur Washington head 7.8 miles south on Highway 21 to Axtel Road to the first point. Visible from Highway 21 is an abandoned farm.

Wheatridge Washington

Abandoned Farm outside the Ghost Town of Wheatridge Washington

Abandoned Farm outside the Ghost Town of Wheatridge Washington

The next point of interest is a mile south on Highway 21 at the next road crossing. It is the Wheatridge Fairview Cemetery. This is a small cemetery with about ten head stones in it. While it is obviously taken care of, the day I was there it was still over grown. The Internet says that a number of graves have been removed over the years.

The last stop on our trio of points of interest is the Wheatridge school. Simply keep heading south on Highway 21, it can not be missed as it will be on a hill directly in front of the road.

Wheatridge Washington

The building is being preserved by being clad in corrugated metal. The grounds are well taken care of, but inside the school building is nothing but debris.

Wheatridge Washington

Description:
I know nothing about Wheatridge or Fairview at all. I do not know if they are separate locations that shared a cemetery or if they were the same community with multiple names. I can not even find if there was a post office around. The only information I can find is a number of news articles of crimes committed “in” Wheatfield “near” Wilbur.

If you know anything more about Wheatridge/Fairview, please post below!

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Hotels in Portland Oregon

Hotels in Portland Oregon

So you’ve been reading my blog for a while and now you are sold on visiting Portland! Congratulations! But, where are you going to stay??? AirBNB is a great solution, in fact I highly recommend it in any city in the Pacific Northwest. But be careful as the City of Portland requires these to have licenses and many owners are NOT licensing their properties! You could find yourself without a place to stay very easily if the City decides to crack down!!

Hotels in Portland Oregon

The Hotel deLuxe in Portland Oregon

Or you could try CouchSurfing. Yeah.. that was cool when you were twenty years old and only had enough money for gas and breakfast. Luckily, Portland has a number of cool hotels at many price points!

Choose your type of accommodation

Downtown Portland Hotels
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Portland Airport Hotels
Portland Bed and Breakfast
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Portland Luxury Hotels

Or, visit one of Portland most interesting new “hotels” Caravan – the Tiny House Hotel!

Portland Guest Houses

Portland Guest Houses

If you’re still looking for a place to stay while visiting beautiful Portland, a guesthouse might just be great solution for you!

In theory, I’m not really sure why one would want to stay in a guest house though. But apparently they are becoming a bit more high class and are filling a spot between regular hotels and bed and breakfasts – a niche I didn’t know existed until recently. Never the less, many of these places actually look pretty dang cool and are certainly on my list of places to spend a bit of time if I for instance burn my house down or my wife gets a bit peeved at me.

Portland Guest Houses

The Everett Guest House

The Guest Houses

Bluebird Guesthouse
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Northwest Portland International Hostel
Portland International Guesthouse
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Portland Bed and Breakfast

Portland Bed and Breakfast

Mmmm, bed and breakfast. Two of my favorite parts of vacation. I love bed and breakfasts when I travel. They’re usually cute little homes, frequently vintage, owned by nice people who serve great breakfasts and have comfortable rooms. Some of my best vacation memories across the Pacific Northwest involve Bed and Breakfasts. Two notable ones being the Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast near the University of Washington in Seattle and the Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast in Bandon, Oregon across the Coquille River from the Bandon Lighthouse.

Portland Bed and Breakfast

Note, this list is not complete. These are merely the best of the best rated. I also removed anything that had less then five reviews just to be fair.

The List

Apas House Bed and Breakfast
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The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast
Heron Haus
Georgian House Bed & Breakfast
Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn
Mayor’s Mansion
A Painted Lady Inn
Portland’s White House

Portland Airport Hotels

Portland Airport Hotels

First piece of advice, if you here on this page, and you are trying to find a hotel to live in while you’re vacationing in Portland, DO NOT, spend your time at the airport. Don’t get me wrong, there are decent hotels there, but you’re 20 minute via car, and 45 minutes via public transport from the city center.

Portland Airport Hotels

So stay downtown, or at another option.

Portland Hotels Near Airport

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Radisson Hotel
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