Located in the heart of Southeast Portland - the Division / Clinton Neighborhood & close to Hawthorne, Belmont, Reed College etc. Forget any antiquated notions of over-bearing hosts, though - while friendly staff are available for any requests and to chat we like to make sure you'll feel like it is your house while here... an optimal balance of hospitality and privacy. Well reviewed, intelligently designed, clean and centrally located - a perfect place to stay ~ Some of the included amenities: fast wi-fi, guest computer, laundry facility, continental breakfast & use of the kitchen. Use the links provided to check availability / make reservations, and visit our website for more details.
5 on July 28, 2014
This place was amazingly beautiful. Due to bookings, we had to switch rooms but we didn't have to even carrry our luggage to our new room, they did all of that for us and hung our suits/dresses for us too. The beds were huge and comfortable. Our private bathrooms immaculately clean. Soft cotton robes provided. The rooms were lovely, really lovely. The breakfast that is provided was wonderful. Coffee, pastries, muffins, fruit, even some gluten free offerings. There were two problems with this place. The first is parking. There is no parking ot and you have to find street parking. We found it, but it was a hassle sometimes. The second problem with this place is the neighbors and their dogs. I'm sure they are nice people, but when I go on vacation, I want to sleep in. You can't do that with the two yappy dogs next door. One evening, we wanted to enjoy a glass of wine on the front porch. This time the neighbors weren't home, but the dogs were and their windows were open. For the 30 minutes we attempted to enjoy the lovely porch, we had to listen to these dogs at the window right next to us, barking incessantly. It was non-stop. We finally moved to the back yard. One would hope that the dogs would have stopped, but they didn't. They just kept on barking. I loved this place, but we will never go back because of those dogs.
3.0 on July 27, 2014
Nice to have restaurants we could walk to. Close enough to train that we could bike to the guesthouse from there. Good price & value for our stay. Would be nice to have gluten-free breakfast items that weren't sweet pastries. Nice to have fridge for our items. Common space & computer access were good to have also.
4.4 on July 20, 2014
Great place to stay - basic but clean/well-maintained facilities. Homely feel, plenty of privacy and a generous breakfast. Location is excellent - away from busy downtown and in Portland's up-and-coming gastronomic hub.
5 on July 10, 2014
I needed a room for an overnight in Portland and was looking for a B&B to save some money and perhaps get off the beaten path a little. I stay in hotels a lot for work and it's nice to have a homier touch, but I've never really cared much about the breakfast part (having to make small talk first thing in the morning isn't my style). Bluebird Guesthouse fit the bill perfectly--it's on the other side of the river from downtown, so I got to see more of the city; it was affordable and offered one-night stays where many in the area required 2-3 nights; the rooms were cute, comfortable and clean (I stayed in the Beverly Cleary room); you can show up whenever you want and use the common areas until your room is ready and breakfast is a la carte in the kitchen so there's no schedule to adhere to. SE Division street is undergoing a revitalization and within a couple blocks of the Bluebird there are several fantastic restaurants (I had dinner at Sunshine Tavern and brunch at Lauretta Jean's). You don't need a car either--the 4 Bus runs right from Division to Downtown and connects to the MAX. All in all, a great stay and a terrific experience.
3.4 on July 10, 2014
Enjoyed my 1 night stay and would use again. Adam
3.6 on July 09, 2014
This is a guesthouse so no breakfast but coffee, bagels, ect and that's fine. I will be staying there again the next time I get to go to Portland. Very nice location
4.2 on July 01, 2014
We arrived shortly after 4 PM. The staff that comes to service the guesthouse each day were gone, but that was absolutely ok because their instructions were very clearly written and welcoming. We made ourselves right at home. Nice, warm decoration - clean facilities. We stayed in the Elliot Smith room, which is actually in the basement, but the room smelled fresh, clean, and it was nice and cool. That was refreshing since it was rather warm out. Breakfast foods were good - lots of options and fresh. The other guests were very kind and quiet at the appropriate hours. It was a great location with delightful neighboring businesses: a coffee house, a tea house, and a delicious Italian restaurant with $5 large wood-fired pizzas at happy hour. Walking distance to Hawthorne St and tons of other fun things on Division. This was a great stop and we plan to return!
4.4 on June 30, 2014
My daughter and I have stayed at Bluebird twice now, and both times had a fantastic time. It is very clean and peaceful. The people are always nice, and my daughter loves chatting with the other guests in the kitchen at breakfast time. They have outstanding bagels, too :)
4.0 on June 27, 2014
A charming place to stay! Loved the breakfast nook, treats and good strong coffee in the morning. The staff was very helpful and yet let guests to themselves to enjoy the house. Felt like home. Will definitely be back next time I´m in Portland!
4.0 on June 27, 2014
I stayed here about 6 years ago and it seems the owners have not put any money back into the property, which is a shame :( since it is such a lovely idea and the location is fantastic. If it were me, I'd finish the basement, install another bathroom down there but mostly do some landscaping. It is an old colonial so the house has a musty smell. The breakfast is continental, not sure about that however there was a good selection of organic products and even gluten free muffins. Did I mention the location?
Bicycle & Pedestrian Friendly Streets, Nationally Acclaimed Restaurants & Breweries, Cafes, Urban Shopping
BBQ grill, Computer, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Free, 24-hour on street parking. Free for guests: fast wi-fi throughout, use of guest computer, use of laundry facility, Continental Breakfast, use of full kitchen, & local/long distance calls.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi