Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast

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


Forest Springs B&B lies nestled in the Gresham Buttes on a beautiful wooded 2.5 acres, at the base of more than 2000 acres of protected forest. The English Cottage Home was built in 1908 and Craftsman touches abound. The guests rooms are charming and comfortable, each has a private bathroom. A wonderful full-course breakfast is served in the lovely dining room. The grounds offer an abundance of cedar, fir, chestnut and native maples. Spring brings forth the bloom of 20,000 daffodils. Autumn blazes with the turning leaves of dozens of Japanese maples. 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 city of Portland. Two miles to the north sits Historic downtown Gresham.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.



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

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 is on the second level adjacent to The Sun Room/Living Area. It has a luxuriously comfortable pillowtop queen bed. There is also a 'fainting couch' which would be suitable for a small child. It has a large private bathroom with shower and a dressing area, as well as a walk-in closet.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Cedar Room

The Cedar Room is on the second floor of our B & B. The cozy bedroom has a queen-size bed with a pillow top mattress. The private bathroom has a claw foot tub with a handheld shower attachment. Also there is a window seat/single bed appropriate for a third guest.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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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, 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, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, TV, Wi-Fi , Generous Parking, Covered Veranda, Forest Setting, Protected Patio

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, 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: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited With prior approval
  • Childcare Provided: No Children are not free to explore without an adult guardian
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Please call us at least seven days before your arrival date to cancel your reservation without penalty.



Todd Patterson and Barbara Mortimer

Languages spoken

Swiss German, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

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

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  • Time Served: 7 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian