Portland's White House

1914 NE 22nd Avenue , Portland, OR 97212-4705 USA (Show map)

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Visit our website for a Virtual Tour of Portland's White House and to view our special events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, holidays, banquets, business meetings and seminars. Situated in Portland’s North East Historic Irvington District, Portland’s White House was built as a summer home in 1911 by Robert Lytle, a wealthy lumber baron. The house was billed as the most expensive home built in the district for the period. This Greek Revival Mansion boasts a lifestyle of past years with 14 massive columns, circular drive and fountain to greet you. Enjoy the advantages of the neighborhood to jog, walk, and shop tax free at fabulous boutiques and Lloyd Center. The Pearl District, NW 23rd Avenue Shops, The International Rose Test Gardens, Japanese gardens, Portland Art Museum, Classical Chinese Gardens, Pittock Mansion, Washington Park are only minutes away. Wine Country, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Gardens and the Columbia Gorge are wonderful day trips. Summer days show impressive hanging baskets and wonderful flowers to warm your senses. Enjoy sunny afternoons in courtyard gardens. Holidays are grand with the home decorated for the seasons. Restored to its original splendor by Lanning with sparkling European Chandeliers, formal linened Dining Room, and Large Parlor with grand piano, sweeping staircase, magnificent leaded glass windows, gilt-gold ceilings, Trompe loiel and Grand Ballroom. Extensive collections of European and Continental antiques.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

We had a wonderful stay!

5 on July 25, 2016

We were only able to stay one night, but it was wonderful!

Best place to stay in Portland

4.0 on July 25, 2016

Booked balcony room late and wasn't our first choice. Other rooms would rate higher. They were able to book our favorite restaurant which was not available online. Prepared separate low carb breakfast both days we were there. Love the neighborhood and would definitely stay there again.

Grand Elegance

5 on July 25, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Portland White House, and were very pleased to receive a complimentary room upgrade. Breakfast was delicious. This is a beautiful neighborhood to stay in, and I hope we can visit again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely response to your stay! We like you!

Best place I've stayed.

4.6 on July 23, 2016

My wife and I stayed here because we had a business convention at the rose quarter. All the hotels in the area were booked or way overpriced. Our stay here was the best we have ever had in our 4 years of business travels. Lanning made chicken and waffles one morning and it was upwards of the best meal I ever have eaten and there scones are to die for. The rooms are a little pricey but well worth it. We are staying here anytime we need to stay in the Portland area. Lanning and Myra were excellent host and treated everyone with the most up most respect and hospitality.

Summer Vacation 2016

4.6 on July 23, 2016

Lanning Blanks and his staff provided a supreme B & B experience. I would recommend Portland's White House to any traveler staying in Portland or using the city as a base to explore Oregon.

Very Pleasant Stay

4.2 on July 22, 2016

Room was clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was fabulous. All the staff was very helpful.

A home run birthday surprise

5 on July 20, 2016

a friend and I booked rooms for my wife's birthday weekend, as a surprise. The ladies were blown away with our choice. The service was fantastic, and they made us feel like it was our own "home away from home". We enjoyed the ball room in the evening for some games, and the patio after breakfast for a card game. The food was delicious, and done to our wishes! The value for the cost was more than I expected. I look forward to the chance to visit and stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank YOU for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. You were so much fun and it was a pleasure being part of your birthday surprise! Hope to be welcoming you back soon... Your cookies are waiting here for you!

Fantastic find in Portland!

5 on July 16, 2016

The only the wrong with our stay at Portland's White House was that it was too short. The room was beautiful. We enjoyed drinking champagne in the garden and watching the stars come out. Breakfast was wonderful and the kitchen even catered to our Gluten-free/grain-free requests. We will be back. Loved it!!

Innkeeper Response
Come Back... Come Back! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us and the world know! Big hugs!

A charming elegant surprise

5 on July 10, 2016

The White House Bed in Breakfast in Portland was a great surprise to find att he last minute for our weekend get away. It is conveniently located, clean, unique and cozy. They also provide you with a delicious breakfast and with tons of privacy. We are so happy we could stay with them for the weekend.

Excellent 2 nights

4.2 on July 04, 2016

Although we hadn't choosen the largest of rooms, we loved it : nicely decorated and cosy! Breakfasts were marvellous, not only the quality of the food but the whole atmosphere of sitting together with the other guests at a large table. Conveniently situated to visit Portland, bus stop nearby.

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Rooms & Rates

Canopy Room

$245 - $295 nightly plus tax. A wonderful canopy king bed welcomes you to your room with rich shades of red, maroon and yellows. Enjoy your Moon Struck Chocolate gift box and Champagne. The jetted tub, giant shower, hand-held shower, original tiles will prepare you for wonderful experience to start your relaxation experience at Portland's White House

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $245 - $295

Baron's Room

$190 - $225 nightly plus tax. A wonderful king bed welcomes you to your room with relaxing blues and golds color to warm you. Enjoy your Moon Struck Chocolates The clawfoot tub and shower,, original tiles will prepare you for wonderful experience to start your relaxation experience at Portland's White House

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $225

Balcony Room

$190 - $225 nightly plus tax. A wall of windows welcomes you to your private balcony awaiting your presence to relax after traveling. Moonstruck chocolates and Lanning's housemade cookies will enlighten your spirits. The fountain will lull you to sleep on your four post queen feather bed. Soak in the rain of the 6 shower heads to calm the soul!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $225

Hawley Room

$175-$190 nightly plus tax. Beautifully restored wood floors, soft hand-made Persian rugs, High Mahogany Queen bed and giant gilt-gold mirror will entice you to crawl into bed and curl up with great book. Chocolates, cookies and you will have to do the rest. Granite and marble floors in this bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $190

Rose Room

$190 - $225 nightly plus tax. A travel writer who stayed in the Rose Room wrote, "Lanning makes a fun Bed". The oversized king feather bed will guarantee the best nights sleep. Housemade Cookies, Moonstruck Chocolates, an old-fashioned bath tub, shower with original tiles will start a new relationship.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $225

Chauffeur Quarters

$245 - $265 nightly plus tax. Fit for a King. This wonderful room with its massive King bed, jetted tub, double shower heads will release you and yours travel woes. Champagne, Moonstruck Chocolates and Lanning's housemade cookies will prepare you for an experience to remember. Located on the ground floor of the Carriage House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $245 - $265

Carolina Room

$175 - $190 nightly plus tax. Lanning, being a South Carolinian has decorated this room with yellows, gold’s, periwinkle and southern art. Large window overlooking the circular drive brighten the Carolina room. The tall four poster queen feather bed will soothe and comfort you to sleep. The housemade cookies are a family recipe. Private bath with tile and marble, shower only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $190

Blarney Room

$145 - $165 nightly plus tax. Very small and cozy elegant and private least expensive room. This room is located on the second floor of the carriage house. Old fashioned four poster queen bed and large windows brighten this cheery little room. Lanning’s housemade cookies, Moonstruck chocolates and you will sleep like a baby. The shower has an extra large shower head to drench your soul.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

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Location Type

Historic Irvington Neighborhood


Portland, OR (PDX) 10 miles

Directions to property:

FROM I-5 SOUTH: Take the Broadway Bridge, City Center, Coliseum, Rose Garden Exit. The off ramp widens to three lanes, stay in the left hand lane. Go through the first light and immediately merge left to turn left at the second light, you are now on Weidler street. Follow Weidler to 22nd street, take a left on 22nd street, go three blocks. We are located on the corner of 22nd and Hancock street. FROM I-5 NORTH: Cross the Willamette river bridge. Stay on I-5, don't exit on to I-84. Exit at the next exit (Rose Garden, Weidler street exit) stay in the right lane and take a right at the first light. You are now on Weidler street. Follow Weidler to 22nd street, take a left on 22nd street, go three blocks. We are located on the corner of 22nd and Hancock street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, shop tax free at fabulous boutiques and Lloyd Cent, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Piano, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Outside courtyards

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not allowed on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes with well behaved parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Expections: Holidays and peak time periods have min stays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations require 30 day prior to date of arrival for refund. Holiday require 60 day cancellation notice. The fee for processing any cancellation is $50.00.



Lanning Blanks & Myra Plant

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 7:30am to 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Courtyards, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan

Signature Dish

Salmon eggs benedict with an orange hollandaise