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
Everett Street Guesthouse
Evermore Guesthouse
Friendly Bike Guest House
Northwest Portland International Hostel
Portland International Guesthouse
Tierra Soul Urban Farm Guesthouse

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
Cherokee Rose Inn
Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast
The Fulton House Bed and 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

Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
Hyatt Place Portland Airport at Cascade Station
Radisson Hotel
Residence Inn Portland Airport at Cascade Station

Downtown Portland Hotels

Downtown Portland Hotels

For those who wish to spend their vacation time in Portland, well, IN Portland, downtown in the place to be. There is great access to transit, food, drinks, and entertainment. And of course all of the tourist destinations.

Downtown Portland Hotels

The Nines Hotel in the former Meier and Frank Building

Notes, that these are only the 4 or 5 star rated hotels. I’m a firm believer that cheap is good, but an even firmer believer that good quality sleep while on vacation is even more important. So yes, there are MANY hotels not on this list.

So, here are the best hotels located in downtown Portland Oregon!
Ace Hotel
– Courtyard City Center
Embassy Suites
Hotel deLuxe
Hotel Lucia
Hotel Modera Portland
Hotel Monaco
Hotel Vintage Portland
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District
Riverplace Hotel
Sentinel
The Heathman
The Nines
The Westin

McMenamins Portland

McMenamins Portland

McMenamins occupies a weird place in Portland History. The McMenamin brothers were at the forefront of Portland’s now well known brewpub scene. They have purchased, and rehabbed, some of the most unique properties in Portland, making them into destination boutique hotels or pubs. Many of these locations were condemned or almost condemned buildings and all have been built to have unique themes and decorations.

McMenamins Portland

Alas, McMenamins has kind of been left behind in a lot of ways. Yes, their properties are universally awesome. But their beer hasn’t really kept up with what else is available in Portland these days. Their food used to be awesome, but is now considered to be run of the mill pub food. And their service, well, lets just say that you very rarely tip 20%.

That being said, there are some reason to go to McMenamins.

Best McMenamins Pubs

This is highly subjective, but these are my favorite pubs.

Barley Mill Pub where you can relive your favorite Grateful Dead concert
Blue Moon is one of the original McMenamins pubs
Chapel Pub to prey with your drinks
Ringlers Pub is where some of the best bands play
White Eagle home to ghosts and rock and roll!

McMenamins Hotels

Portland area McMenamins Hotels are a great cross between boutique hotels and luxury hotels crossed with easy access to alcohol. They also all happen to be historic buildings that the company has saved and restored.

Crystal Hotel in downtown Portland
Edgefield outside Portland (easy access to the Columbia River Gorge)
Kennedy School where you can drink, eat and sleep in class. Oh, and take a bath.
White Eagle home to ghosts and rock and roll!