Excellent stay in very well maintained and luxurious cabins. We enjoyed every aspect of the property from the extra comfortable beds to the Adirondack chairs set up on the grassy terrace area with a spectacular view. We also had a in room massage that was fantastic. Breakfast was delivered to our room and was superb, the presentation and care in the making of the dishes was obviously important to the owner/operators.
Stayed 2 nights at the well located, beautiful Heron Haus and the photos don't lie- it is well maintained, comfortable and just a gorgeous house. The location too is fantastic- possible to just walk down to 23rd for some coffee, shopping and dining out. I'm afraid I cannot say wonderful things about the owners. We were not warmly greeted; they had us pay right when we got there before we even made it past the door and got to put our things down after a long journey getting there (again not such an amazing welcome,) didn't make us feel like we could ask for things we might need- like more hot water for tea when it ran out and had a small 30-minute window for breakfast from 8:30 - 9am, which isn't my idea of vacation. We made it down closer to 8:55 and I have to say you really must plan on being there at 8:30 if you want a hot breakfast- everything felt nearly cold, including the eggs. I wish there was more of a welcomed feel as they've gone to great lengths to physically have a wonderful place- but it felt like we weren't really welcome- and as if we were inconveniencing them by our merely being there.
The website and photos do not do justice to the appearance and hospitality of Portland's White House. It Is easy to find, comfortable and convenient. The breakfast offerings are amazing, and the extra touches were outstanding...chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies in the room each day, truffles at the bedside, copious amounts of hot water in the shower all provided for a memorable stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. The neighborhood was pleasant for early morning walks and felt safe when parking at night.
A restful stay - came to visit son - found all the staff friendly ,the food fantastic,the pillows and comforter the best, and the Great House a mini museum! (I was partial to the carriage house- just a little gem)0.Would visit again - thank you !
We located the Heron Haus through an online search and decided to try it based off the reviews and the location, which is close to the Pearl District of Portland. We stayed in the Mt Hood room, which strangely had a good view of Mt St Helens. The room was large and spacious with a sitting area and gas fireplace. The shower had a Rain Shower head, which was low pressure and therefore made it difficult for my fiancé to wash her hair, but was fine for me. There were a number of windows with great views of the city and importantly, we could open them if we wished. The house is located on a hill above the city, so while many sites, restaurants and public transportation were within easy walking distance, keep in mind at the end of the day it is uphill back to the house. Pam was very helpful with ideas of things to see and places to eat. The breakfasts were all served hot and were different everyday. On the plus side, it added a wonderful variety (Swedish Pancake was awesome!), but not all the choices will fit all palettes. We rented a car one day to go to the coast, but other than that, used our feet and the public transportation to get everywhere and it was great. We highly recommend this location and hope to go back for a longer visit ourselves in the future.
B&B full of antiques. The hosts were professional and welcoming. The room was very clean and spacious. Location not the closest to downtown but the area is very quiet and it's a beautiful home that it makes up for that. But by far, the best part was the food. The breakfast they prepare for their guests is superb. Thank you.
Exactly as advertised. A lovely house, in a fine location, with nice rooms and nice common spaces. You're on your own, though. There's no gregarious owner to create community among the guests. In the morning, you fix your own breakfast from muffins, cereal, and fruit left in the kitchen. In the evening, you arrive to an apparently deserted house (no group of people hanging around the living room) and make your way to your room. NO COMPLAINTS, for sure - it was a fine place to stay.
Overall I was satisfied with my stay at the Bluebird Guesthouse. There are a couple quirky things that could be improved upon. I stayed in one of the basement rooms. It was very hot in the room and even when I turned the heat all the way off it still was producing heat. I tried opening the window, but with the rain downpour it made it too loud. I had no bath towels in my room and was unable to find the linen closet. It was very early and I didn't want to be trying all the unmarked doors making noise looking for it. So I ended up not taking a shower. The floors are very creaky so staying in the basement means hearing everyone walking above you and makes it impossible to go upstairs without feeling like you are waking up the house. This is not a deal killer just be aware of it if you are a light sleeper. I would stay there again, but would pick a room upstairs, find a towel upon arrival instead of waiting until the early hours. The breakfast items are generous and I appreciated the coffee being set up and just waiting for the button to be pushed. The bed was comfortable. It is located near some good restaurants so no need to drive to get food.
I enjoyed my second spring visit in a row to the Evermore. Such an ideal spot to enjoy the wonderful Division/Clinton district with easy access to the rest of Portland. The 1st floor studio is cozy and comfortable. Thanks to the owner, Chris, for his attentiveness to my questions and suggestions.
We just enjoyed a return visit. Lanning, Myra and staff are very cordial. We come to visit our kids & grandkids a few streets over. Everything you would wish for - chocolates, bottled water, great cookies. And, each a.m., a sumptuous breakfast on beautiful china. Time stops here - a casual classic.
We really enjoyed our stay. The Hotel was very nice and well updated yet maintaining the old feel. Breakfast was great with fresh fruit, pastry type things, yogurt and granola. I like that they didn't go cheap on food - blue berries and strawberries, good yogurt not cheap stuff - the details make a difference. The staff was very friendly and helpful and ready to do what ever they could to make our stay pleasant. My only complaints: House Keeping made the bed but didn't take away dirty cups and glasses etc. Small detail, but we had to go downstairs and ask for new ones more than once. Secondly, it was a bit noisy. Its not their fault but it seems trash collection, recycling collection, etc, were all scheduled for different mornings so each day brought a new unexpected sound. To their credit they provided ear plugs (NICE TOUCH!). Despite these, I would totally stay here again.
We found everything as described, which was stated in enough detail that it was not necessary to interact with anyone, although it was clear we could have if we had chosen to. The specific quarters where we stayed--the 3rd floor skylight--was quiet and very charming, particularly the veranda and the bath with its clawfoot soaking tub. We especially appreciated the organic food offerings at the well stocked continental breakfast, and the beautiful common areas. We will use this place whenever we are in Portland, and recommend it to others without reservation.
My husband and I stayed a night here without kids. It was very affordable and in a cute area. We stayed on a Thursday night, and there were signs saying there was street cleaning Friday morning, which did wake us up at 5:30 a.m. So just don't stay on a Thursday night. You can hear everything through the Windows.
I would have rated everything a (5) but I could not click on the "outstanding" rating for some reason. There was nothing I didn't like about Evermore except the traffic noise limited how much we could open the windows and it wasn't really walking distance to the eateries we wanted. Even so, it 'felt' peaceful and reminded us of New Orleans, which has a special appeal for us. I loved the self service and privacy. It was perfectly comfy. Evermore is definitely going to be our go-to spot when we want to stay downtown - no question... I think we have found our special spot. I would love to stay longer next time.
We went up to the room, let was in the door and a piece of paper explaining how things went about. Very nice kitchen/breakfast nook, loved the house decor, very easy going feel to it. Check out was a breeze, just be out by 11am and leave the key in the door. Stress free for otherwise stressful traveling.
The survey would not let me click "Outstanding", otherwise I would definitely rate Service as an Outstanding. Richard and Theresa went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I rated Value as a "Met" because the photo gallery and descriptions when make the reservation were very descriptive so I knew exactly what we were getting; but also, we've stayed in a couple other B&Bs and, while wonderful, it did not exceed the others. Breakfast by Richard was PERFECT!
Visiting our daughter in Portland and wanted to stay close to her apartment, hotels were expensive and not with in walking distance. Happened upon The Painted Lady and was very pleased our experience. Right around the corner from our daughter and only minutes from the Max, can be down town in no time! Jodi was a great host and we will stay their the next time we are in Portland.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at A Painted Lady Inn. Jody was a gracious hostess, and an excellent cook. The house was in a quite neighborhood, and within easy walking distance of lots of restaurants and shops. I would gladly stay there again, and recommend it highly.
This place was beyond what I imagined! The hosts were genuinely happy to help and suggested many good places to eat and explore. I will keep coming here for a long time. The breakfast and couples massage was A+ as well.
Pluses: Incredible decor- the antiques were amazing and prolific. Excellent service, very warm. Excellent breakfasts. Fabulous location- great older neighborhood with mature trees and vegetation, only a short bus ride from downtown. A nice high street (to borrow a British term) only 2 blocks away. Minus: There is a point where quaint descends into shabby. That point was passed in the bathroom of the Baron's room, where we stayed. It is badly in need of renovation. Tile floor and wall tiles were probably clean, but past the point where they could ever look clean again and there were a number of cracks. Shower was probably solid enough, but felt precarious. And the wallpaper was noticeably peeling. Also, if you are going to offer in-room internet service, make sure it is reliable and reasonably performant. Otherwise, just don't offer it- would not have missed it if it weren't there, but hated the fact that it was slow and iffy.
We stayed at in the Rose Suite for two nights while visiting the Portland area. The fireplace in our suite was wonderful on a chilly evening. Pam and her assistance were all very pleasant and helpful. The suite was wonderful and as promised including information and amenities. The location of the Heron House is very private but also a convenient walk to local shopping and restaurants and within walking distance of trolleys to get you to other parts of the town. Breakfast was delightful. The stay was very good value as compared to staying at one of the hotels! We hope to visit again!
We stayed in the Balcony Room and enjoyed a lovely glass of wine on said balcony (although it could have used a thorough wipe down & sweeping) overlooking the quiet, fountain and street below. The room was nice, the bed very comfortable and squishy- just the way we like it. The walls were thin which was not a surprise for a home of this era, but it was a bother to hear others in the room above us arrive noisily at 10:00 pm. The bathroom had a great, updated walk-in shower with double shower heads on either end of it. The thoughtful touches of two chocolates and two yummy cookies were super. The breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed chatting with our fellow guests. We also enjoyed a good stretch of the legs the evening before walking to SE so we could restaurant hop for a great dinner and then dessert.
My boyfriend and I just returned from a trip to Portland where we stayed 4 nights at the Evermore Guesthouse. The guesthouse was beautiful and our room was clean and comfortable. The location of the guesthouse was walking distance to many excellent restaurants and stores. The guesthouse provided a continental breakfast, but we mostly ate out since we wanted to expereince the wonderful and delicious food options Portland has to offer. I would definitely recommend to anyone planning a trip to Portland to stay at the Evermore Guesthouse.