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Glasswing Guest House

2821 SE Franklin , Portland, OR 97202 USA (Show map)
19 Reviews
$100 - $150
per night

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Make yourself at home! You can easily explore the wonders of Portland from the Glasswing Guest House. We are within walking distance of award winning restaurants, fun shops, and wonderful spas. It is only a 13-minute bus ride to downtown. Your friendly Innkeeper will treat you to a customized breakfast, personalized travel advice, and give you all the privacy you need. Enjoy a unique lodging experience in this relaxing hideaway. 2 Blocks to Zipcar. (No rooms available till the end of September 2014)



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Great place to stay

4.0 on July 03, 2014

First time at this B and B. Great room. Quiet safe neighbourhood close to SE Division. Stayed in the attic suite. Bed is really firm (not hard). There is a claw tub with hand shower- not the best for washing long hair but totally adequate. Funky art decor. Holly the owner made excellent breakfasts and was gracious, knowledgeable and friendly. Along with lots of guide books and info, she even provided us with maps for a day trip. Lovely garden and fresh produce from it! Fridge available too.

Glasswing Guest House is Great!

4.8 on June 13, 2014

My sister and I overnighted in the upstairs suite during our stay in Portland for several days recently. The rooms were large enough to afford privacy and the bathroom was lovely with great lighting and a beautiful large tub. Each day the breakfasts were outstanding and the setting lovely. The garden was so peaceful. Holly was a great host and we'd recommend Glasswing Guest House highly.

Holly made our experience outstanding

4.4 on July 13, 2013

We stayed in the upper suite, which is a great private retreat: large bedroom, beautiful bathroom, and a cozy leaving room with couch and TV. Holly made our stay the best. We felt at home, with the difference that every morning we had a great breakfast! Holly is an expert in cooking eggs, so if you stay here make sure not to miss the eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce and the coddled eggs. She also invited us to join a party to inaugurate her new deck: this was a very pleasant surprise, which we enjoyed a lot. We would definitely stay here again if we will have another chance to come back to Portland.

A wonderful experience!

5 on April 08, 2013

Holly is the perfect host: guinuinely friendly, a great cook and had maps of the city and recommendations on things to do or places to eat. She even went so far as to make me a cake when she found out is was my birthday and made the best Eggs Benedict for breakfast. The upstairs room is a special romantic hide-a-way including a claw footed tub, wine glasses, robes and bubble bath. The room also has a sitting area and TV plus the bed area. Think more of a suite than a room. You could stay 'in' all day if you wanted to do so. We hope to go back soon.

One of the nicest places to stay

5 on December 09, 2012

I stayed with Holly back in May (and I have been meaning to write this ever since!) and it was just the nicest place to stay. Not only was the room high quality and the bed very comfortable, Holly is a great host! I ate breakfast with the other people staying one morning and the food was fantastic. This is definitely a place to stay!

Quiet Haven and a Last Minute Savior

4.4 on October 23, 2012

We came to Portland to run the marathon and chose this location for its eclectic neighborhood, quiet environment and easy transportation downtown. The Glasswing was all those things. We stayed in Leona's Blue Room, which was cozy and peaceful. We'd never slept on a Tempurpedic mattress before, but after some initial surprise, we both slept like rocks. To make a long story short(ish), our cab never came to deliver us to the race at 6 am on Sunday morning. Holly, who was up, saw our panicked faces, grabbed her keys and shuttled us downtown and deposited us steps from the starting line, but not before handing us a bag of fresh muffins and fruit. We were completely shocked and grateful for her early rising habits and generosity, and she saved us from missing out on the race we'd trained three months for. Also, her garden is beautiful, her rice pudding divine and she lives about .5 miles from Hopworks Urban Brewery (try every IPA and the soft pretzels). Thank you again, Holly! Thank you a million times over.

Light filled Portland suite

5 on September 18, 2012

We spent 3 days at the Glasswing Guest House in September while exploring Portland's delights. Our first delight was the beautiful suite that Holly has so capably and artfully designed and updated for guests on the second floor of her home. Holly is a joy to be around and communicated quickly and efficiently with us in arranging our comings and goings. She was flexible with us on several details that fall outside of the normal arrangements. The bathroom is large and airy with a tub and powerful handheld shower that is enjoyable to use. The bed was comfortable, slightly on the softer side. Holly makes wonderful breakfasts for her guests. We would love to return to stay with Holly again and recommend her place to anyone.

An absolute GEM in an eclectic urban neighborhood

5 on August 01, 2012

I stayed here to be near the Bullseye glass factory for a workshop. It was walking distance in a cool neighborhood area. The somewhat self contained upstairs space (sans kitchen) made me like I was at home. Great space! Holly was a super Host! Poor women cooked up a gastronomic storm with a broken wrist. And every breakfast was not only magazine photo worthy, it was DELICIOUS! And Fresh,m fresh, fresh, some from her own gardens. Myself and the other guests DID take photos. I passed on the info to all the other out of town workshop guests that had the misfortune of staying at boring old hotels. The character and charm of Glasswing and it's lovely hostess will not soon be forgotten. I have pledged that I will stay there anytime I come up to Portland if she's got room. She also walked me out to show me where to get a great late evening meal when I arrived after 8:00 p.m. Offered me packed lunches...I can't say enough! Thanks Holly!!!

The Best bed and breakfast in Portland

5 on July 24, 2012

The Glasswing experience can't be beat, especially if you love good food, art and comfort. Holly is the perfect hostess with lots of helpful tips for restaurants, hiking, shopping, etc. The full breakfast is amazing; full of several gourmet selections artfully prepared and presented. I can't recommend this B&B enough and love to stay here when I am in Portland. The neighborhood location is fabulous as well. The upstairs suite is a dream with many comfortable features ( see photos). Holly's aesthetics and generous spirit permeates her home and garden. HB

Relaxing stay at Glasswing

4.4 on July 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in the upstairs bedroom with the private bath. The house is in an ideal location, just 2 blocks from a bus to downtown Portland. It is a charming home in a nice neighborhood. The tempurpedic bed is comfortable, albeit a bit snug as it is a full size and not a queen. The upstairs room is very large and roomy, and had A/C. The tub is beautiful, but not the most convenient for taking a shower, as you basically have to hold the shower head as there are no mounts on the wall. There is free wifi and the cable tv works well. However, the futon mattress is quite uncomfortable to sit on and I definitely wouldn't recommend anyone actually sleep on it. Breakfasts were beautiful and delicious- quiches, peach cobbler, fresh muffins, and beautifully arranged fruit. Holly was late one day with breakfast, but was very generous in giving us a discount for it. She is extremely helpful in giving tips/info on places to visit, and even printed out transit directions for us. Her dog, Harley, is a sweet pet who is very quiet and unobtrusive. I would stay there again.

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Location Type

South East Portland 10 minutes to down town.


Portland, OR (PDX) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Driving directions to 2821 SE Franklin St, Portland, OR 97202 From I-5 Take the Ross Island Bridge to SE Powell Blvd (Hyw 26 E) Turn left onto SE 26h Ave (at the Bergerville/Cleaveland high-school corner ) Take the 1st right onto SE Franklin St Go up one block, just past the high-school the Glasswing Guest House will be on the left. (Cream colored with white trim. Japanese maple in front yard)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Walking distance to Division Street which has the best restaurants and bakeries in Portland! Numerous spas and yoga studios are also near by. , Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Videos, Washer/dryer , Anything you need.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Yoga, Bowling, Spas, Urban exploration, Walking in beautiful safe neighborhood., Cafe hopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please discuss limitations on booking.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Must be friendly with other dogs and people
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash



Holly King

Languages spoken

Some conversational Japanese, English

About the innkeepers

Holly is an artist specializing in fused and cast glass art. Her studio is open for viewing and her work is available for purchase. Glasswing Guest House is within walking distance of Bullseye Glass Company where guests can take classes in warm glass art. .bullseyeglass/ Your innkeeper is also a full time community college instructor, avid gardener, and passionate foodie.

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custom made meal to your taste and dietary needs.

  • Time Served: 8am- 10am
  • Serving Location: Garden, Kitchen, or Dinning room (as desired)

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Guten Free, anything you want.

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Innkeepers: Holly King


  • Nightly Rate $100 - $150
  • Reviews (19) 4.6
  • Rooms 2
  • Phone 971-344-0798 971-344-0798
2821 SE Franklin , Portland, OR 97202 USA (Show map)

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