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Bluebird Guesthouse

3517 SE Division Street , Portland, OR 97202 USA (Show map)
449 Reviews
$50 - $120
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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.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.7

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Beautiful home

3.8 on December 10, 2014

My son and I stayed one night at the Bluebird, and we really enjoyed the beauty in this historic home! The rooms are very comfortable (we were in the Sherman Alexie room) and the street it's on has so many different places to eat it's hard to choose. The reason I marked 2 stars on service is because they charged me $17 to return the phone charging wire I accidentally left in the room. I would recommend the Bluebird to my friends though.

Thanksgiving stay at Bluebird

5 on December 02, 2014

We stay at Bluebird every time we come to Portland and fall in love over and over. The staff are incredibly friendly and give great recommendations, the beds are the comfiest beds I've ever slept in and the location is great!

Great location!

3.4 on November 25, 2014

We chose this B & B because of its great location to where we would be spending our time in Portland. The price was reasonable and comparable to the hotels we have stayed at in the past. We knew the breakfast would be self-serve breads, pastries, and fruit but were somewhat dismayed that we were asked to wash our own dishes. There is not a dishwasher available, so we had no idea on the cleaning quality of the person who washed their dishes before they became our dishes. We like our coffee strong, but this coffee was so strong it was extremely bitter. We were in the breakfast room by 7 AM, and the coffee was ready when we got there, but still early enough that it couldn't have been sitting there for hours.

As always, a wonderful retreat in the heart of SE Portland

4.8 on November 20, 2014

I actually only live about 10 blocks away from the Bluebird, but I've been coming here for the occasional getaway night for years. I love the house, set back from Division street and screen by foliage, and I love the small but perfectly wonderful little rooms. This time, I stayed in the Sherman Alexie and worked at the rough draft of my novel at the small bedside table. The young woman who works there very cheerfully gave me paper and a pen which I'd forgotten and I made a few midnight forays down to the kitchen for tea and nosh. The house always feels warm and friendly and this time was no exception.

Delightful time at the Bluebird

3.6 on November 17, 2014

For some reason I cannot give 5 stars so please interpret my ratings on a 4 star scale. I loved everything about the Bluebird. The room was quirky fun and everything I needed was provided. I will definitely be staying at the Bluebird during future trips to Portland.

Great B&B

5 on November 16, 2014

Friendly, cheap, easy, beautiful and comfy stay.

My stay

3.6 on November 12, 2014

Upon first arriving, we met the inn-keeper who was in my opinion very kind and friendly. She allowed us to drop off our bags (early) and wished us a great day. Once we returned for official check in, our luggage had already been placed in our rooms. When they say they have a good continental breakfast and you can cook it whenever you want, it's true, there was a big selection of items. The only two things I would do better at this inn is for one.. Change the pictures and make them more current. Example.. in the description of rooms it says "patterned carpet" ok... I saw a patterned carpet in the picture but it was an area rug NOT full on carpeting... and the reason I chose the room that I did was because it appeared to have mostly hardwood floors which I like better than carpeting.. so I kinda felt misled.. Also, I would get rid of the flimsy shower curtain, one it didn't look too clean and it's too light in that when you shower it flys up and surrounds you.. NOT good... no one wants that.. if you must have one, then get a heavier one that stays in place. Lastly., although the toilet and sink was clean, the bathroom needed some deep cleaning... the walls looked old and banged up... I would either clean better and if the dirt and scuff marks don't come out, I'd touch it up with paint... would I return? I might because overall it was a good experience less a few things.. but I would hope that if I did, the place was a little more fixed up.. I know the motif is suppose to be something from days gone by or cozy.. but there is borderline cozy and borderline musty... the inn needs a little more love and care.. I really want to love this place but for now I just like it...

Booked 3 nights & stayed for a 4th!

5 on November 11, 2014

Charming place to stay, friendly atmosphere with lavish amenities. From bathrobes to vegan options, your stay is accommodated with a truly homey feel. The staff is friendly without being overbearing or fake. We stayed 3 nights in the Sherman Alexie suite and our final evening in the Gabriel Garcia Marquez suite. The neighborhood is wonderful while still close to downtown & Old Town. We rented bikes and rode around well after dark. An ideal place to stay to really get a feel for Portland, Oregon.

Beverly Cleary room

3.6 on November 11, 2014

Very charming B&B overall. Bed comfy and spacious but could use new pillows. Nice to have en suite room. Dressing gowns and slippers are nice touch. Would recommend a towel rack. Not the quietest place (inside noise carries). Rates seem a bit high for do-it-yourself breakfast, though the fresh baked goods are a plus and there is a good selection of beverages, spreads, etc. Location is convenient to public transit, resturants and shops.


5 on October 31, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Bluebird Guesthouse. It was located in a great part of town with easy transportation options, had clean, comfortable rooms, and helpful staff ready to answer questions or point me in the right direction. The breakfast options were thoughtful and plentiful, and the common rooms were comfortable to relax in after a long day of exploring Portland. Next time I am in the area, I would definitely stay here.

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Location Type


Area Attractions

Bicycle & Pedestrian Friendly Streets, Nationally Acclaimed Restaurants & Breweries, Cafes, Urban Shopping

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

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.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children age 6 and older are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash


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  • Time Served: all morning
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Special Package

Bicycle Tourists

10% Discount for Guests on Bicycle Tour

Winter Mid-Week Discount

$10 Off per Night, Monday - Wednesday in January & February

Same Day Discount

$10 Off For Same Day Reservations - Call Directly

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3517 SE Division Street , Portland, OR 97202 USA (Show map)

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