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Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast

3680 SW Towle Avenue , Gresham, 97080 USA (Show map)
49 Reviews
$125 - $125
per night

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On 3 acres with a parkland setting, we sit at the base of more than 2000 acres of forested open space. The English Cottage Home perched on a bluff well removed from the street was built in 1907. Craftsman touches abound and all the common rooms are generous in size and comfort. In remodeling and decorating, we have honored the house's original nature while not forgetting modern life's comforts and convenience. All of our furnishings reflect the house's heyday from the 1920's though the 1950's. The grounds are always a work in progress. Adding to the abundance of Cedar, Fir, Chestnut and native maples, we have added over 20,000 daffodils, 60 rose bushes, and 50 Miniature Japanese Maples. The restoration of the original terraced gardens is well underway and there is almost always something in bloom. To the east and south are rolling hills, farm lands, and the Persimmon Country Club and Golf Course. To the west a few miles sits the wonderfully livable city of Portland. Two miles to the north sits Historic Gresham (Oregon's 4th largest city). The Columbia Gorge, Historic Scenic Highway, the world famous Multnomah Falls, and Mount Hood are all just a quick car ride away. The Springwater Trail Corridor , a mile up the road, boasts a paved hiking and biking trail that winds its way to the Willamette River. We sit in heart of all that the Great North West has to offer. In our lovely dining room, cast your eyes on the Southern Buttes and enjoy a great full course breakfast and some of the West's Best Coffee.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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A Unique Retreat Among The Trees

5 on December 30, 2012

This beautifully restored vintage home is secluded in a forested area yet close to all shopping and dining in the area. Patrick is an outstanding chef who provides a wide array of tasty yet healthy vegetarian breakfast treats. Every item is prepared with fresh local ingredients. Our favorite room is the upstairs Parisian Room. We discovered Forest Spring Bed and Breakfast in 2008 and just completed our eighth stay.

A Gem

5 on September 16, 2012

Such a lovely B & B. Every detail for the guest has been considered- from the elegant and comfortable decor to the excellent breakfasts. Kudos to our hosts!

Remote, relaxing and beautiful

5 on August 12, 2012

What a score! Great taste, style, breakfast and hospitality! Patrick is engaged and passionate and prides himself on a friendly yet professional and hospitable manner! Loved this stay:) Coffee and scones, quiche, custard... all top quality

Xlent B & B

5 on August 11, 2012

This was the cleanest B & B we have ever stayed in. The food was great & Patrick & Stan were very knowledgeable, fun, & extremely pleasant hosts. Would definately stay again. Sandi Nisson Laura & Ivan Schwalm Hemet, Ca

Outstanding in every way!

5 on June 21, 2012

Patrick was an excellent host! The rooms were great, every detail was anticipated! It was a great family experience and the location was great for our itinerary. The breakfasts were amazing! Lisa J. Kempton, PA

Close to concert venue

4.8 on June 21, 2012

Our stay was delightful at this bed and breakfast and we would recommend. The hosts were personable and yet we had the privacy that we needed. The breakfast that Patrick made was outstanding and definitely added to the whole B & B experience. Rebecca G.

Fantastic stay

4.8 on May 29, 2012

Our host, Patrick, is a wonderful cook. I'm not easily impressed since I'm used to making cooked breakfasts like waffles with raspberries and cream, but his breakfasts were truly outstanding. I definitely need some of his recipes! Our only problem was that our host was so interesting to talk to that we tended to linger too long over breakfast and his great coffee rather than get our usual earlier start. But that isn't really a problem, is it?

Green B&B w/ Culinary Excellence

5 on April 29, 2012

Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast (B&B) in Gresham near Portland, Oregon is amazing and I would highly recommend it. I stayed at this B&B over the Easter long weekend, traveling from Vancouver, Canada. Patrick is a culinary genius and made mouthwatering, unique breakfast meals that kept me going well past lunch. One of my favourite meals he made was a blueberry soufflé with fresh fruit, agave nectar and freshly whipped cream. Everything he made was healthy yet incredibly flavourful - simply amazing. I would recommend Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast just for that! The B&B is beautiful and surrounded by forest - we even saw a wild deer when we first arrived at the front porch! Our room was very well kept and every surface we came into contact with was spotless. I noticed that Patrick only used "green" products to clean the B&B and all his practices were incredibly eco-friendly. The bed was also the most comfortable I've ever slept in - the sheets were SO incredibly soft. I became so well rested during my time there. On top of that, the B&B was just a 20 minute drive away from downtown Portland, Oregon. I returned back to Vancouver incredibly relaxed and satisfied. I would highly recommend Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham near Portland, Oregon for its eco-friendly/green practices and culinary excellence.


4.8 on March 31, 2012

Beautiful place, well-kept, friendly owner, incredible value.

Breakfast alone is worth the stay!

5 on March 22, 2012

I can't begin to tell you how impressed I was with this B&B. We loved everything about this place, the location, the room/big bathroom, the soft bed sheets and most importantly the breakfast. Patrick owned a Bistro while living in California years ago so we were spoiled every morning with a wonderful meal to start the day! It was such a peaceful and enjoyable stay. Thank you Patrick for taking such good care of us. We can't wait to return! Your friends from Texas!

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Rooms & Rates

Chestnut Room

The Chestnut Room, decorated in Mid Century Parisian Nouveau Furniture is our largest and most luxurious room. It is on the second level adjacent to The Sun Room/Living Area. It has a large private bathroom with shower and a dressing area, as well as a walkin closet.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Cedar Room

Entered from the sun room through a french door into a formal entry. The spacious bathroom with claw foot tub and great views of the hills of East Portland is to the right. The Cedar bedroom is to the left. The bedroom has a queen sized bed that boasts the best night's sleep in the entire house. Also there is a window seat/single bed approiate for a third guest. Many custom features makes a stay in this room the perfect get away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Sun Salon

The Sun Room is a salon shared by the two upper level rooms(The Chestnut/Cedar). It is banked by windows on two sides with terrific views of the forested hillside above. There is a quiet reading and writing area with a table and four chairs. On the other side there is a very comfortable conversation area that seats 4. If both upper rooms are booked together, it is possible for the Sun Room to accomadate up to three additional guests. The upper level booked by one party is the equivelant to a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, City, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country


Portland, OR (PDX) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From Gresham City Hall, take Eastman Parkway South. Eastman becomes Towle. We are the last property on the Left at the intersection of Butler. From Portland downtown, take 84 E to 207th Avenue. 207 S to Glisan Left. Glisan to 223rd Right. 223rd Becomes Eastman which becomes Towle. We are the last property on the Left at the intersection of Butler. From California or Southern Oregon, 5 North to 205 N to SE Foster East. Foster to SE Jenne Left (Just past Lakeside Gardens protected left at 3 corners gas station). Se Jenne to McKinley Right (quick Right). McKinley to 182nd Right. 182nd to Giese Left(first Left).Giese becomes Butler at 190th. Follow Butler past 4 way intersection (Butler continues to the right)to the Intersection of Butler and Towle. Turn Left onto Towle. We are the first house on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Columbia Gorge, Washington Park and Rose Gardens, Farm Lands, Mount Hood Winter & Summer 20 miles E, Multnomah Falls, Spring Water Trail Corridor, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Internet Service, Movie library, Parking, VCR, Wi-Fi , Generous Parking, Covered Veranda, Forest Setting, Protected Patio

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Radio, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We love Kids, but sometimes the parents need a babysitter
  • Childcare Provided: No Children are not free to explore without an adult guardian
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Non-Human Animals not allowed-pets or otherwise
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Varies with Season T,W 1-night stays available
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Flexible according to duration of stay and time of year. 50% Events 25% 3 Nights +
  • Cancellations: Flexible according to duration of stay and time of year. From April-October, two weeks



Todd Patterson

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Family, Cooking, Gardening, Roses and Daffodils, Photography, Travel, Antiques, Wine tasting, Eating, Coffe Hounds, Music, Reading, Hiking, Home Improvement/Remodeling

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  • Time Served: 8:am to 10:am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Low Glycemic


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Innkeepers: Todd Patterson


3680 SW Towle Avenue , Gresham, 97080 USA (Show map)

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