Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast

3935 SW Corbett Avenue , Portland, OR 97239 USA (Show map)


Built in 1893, Bellaterra is a newly-restored Victorian home which combines classic style with contemporary comfort. Five individually appointed guest rooms, each with private baths, are designed to inspire the imagination and indulge the senses. Conveniently located in the historic Lair Hill neighborhood of Southwest Portland, you can easily get to OHSU, Portland State University, downtown, the new South Waterfront district, and the Willamette River walkway. Easy public transportation is one block away. Modern amenities include free, high-speed wireless internet, cube refrigerators, and microwaves.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Cozy and elegant

5 on September 17, 2014

Stayed in the Sunrise Room for a night and really enjoyed my visit. Owner is welcoming and down to earth- very easy to talk to. We liked being able to come and go as we needed (no curfews/lockouts just be quiet and mindful), and the house is beautiful. Breakfast was lovely. We just had the Continental due to our schedules, but there was plenty to choose from. I could tell the house had been very lovingly restored, and each room had unique furnishings (we peeked in the vacant ones, couldn't resist). Lair Hill can be a bit tricky to navigate, but owner gave great directions, and this is a pretty close-in location that most visitors wouldn't know about. I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks for a wonderful night's rest in a lovely old home.

I love Bella Terra and Ellen and Evan.

4.4 on November 15, 2013

I have been staying here for a few days each month while attending a training in Portland and I always look forward to coming back. So far I've stayed in three of the rooms. I love the individuality of the rooms, the comfort of the beds and the hospitality of Ellen and Evan. They have everything provided and will help you with directions, recommendations and anything you need. If you are looking for a four star hotel, this isn't it, so go find one and pay for it too. And in this neighborhood, add on another $20 for parking EVERY night. If you are looking for sweet unique comfort at a really great price - Bellaterra is your place!

Worst B&B Ever

1.2 on October 16, 2013

I have stayed in many B&Bs and this is by far the worst one I have ever encountered. It is dirty. I almost had an asthma attack when I tried to close the curtains and they were full of dust. The rug in the room was dirty. The dining room where we ate breakfast almost made me sick. Not to mention breakfast was terrible. The bacon and eggs were cold and when I asked to have them heated up, they heated the turkey bacon (Ug) and not the eggs. I cannot understand how anyone could give this B&B a good rating. They should be reported to Bed and as a totally unsatisfactory establishment. Not to mention to the city of Portland as not meeting standards of cleanliness in hotel establishment. Unbelievable.

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5 on September 03, 2012

We stayed here for three days, broken up by five days in Seattle area. We had a great stay, very friendly people, nice feeling throughout and all the guests enjoyed it. Felt like living at a home, not a motel or business of taking care of people. Lots of flavor in the house and rooms- it takes you back to quieter times and 75-100 years ago- not bad for fast paced America- would stay here again for sure- the breakfast was fine and could b eprepared hot or continental. I would recommend it to any and all.

A pleasant and very comfortable stay

4.4 on May 30, 2011

I stayed in the wonderful Borealis room from whose bath tub you can have a wonderful view over the lake. Ellen was a very friendly and nice host who always was concerned about me having a great time and also made every "extra"-request possible if being capable of it. I´m from Germany and as I was only staying for two weeks, I didn´t have that much time to explore the city entirely on my own, but through her useful tips it was very easy for me to get quickly around town and find different locations quicker. Oh and the breakfast was very delicious, too. I only can recommend staying at Bellaterra!

Incredible Portland Experience

5 on January 04, 2011

My roommate and I were attending a Murder Mystery party on New Year's Eve in Portland on Macadam Ave. We were looking for a place to stay within walking distance and found Bellaterra. After talking to our host Ellen, she let us stay later (due to no occupancy the next day) and offered to cook us breakfast later than normal (noon). Her generosity as a hostess was amazing. The old Victorian House had been remodeled and converted into an exquisite bed and breakfast. Ellen gave us a tour of each room upon request. She named each room with a different theme which gave each room a specific feel. I recommend this place to everyone. The hostess is amazing and the view of Mt. Hood on a clear day is spectacular.


5 on November 26, 2010

a bonus was how close it was to the bus system and our host was able to help us find the correct bus to ride the food was delicious and convenient to our schedule

a bitit pricey and noisy for cost

2.8 on November 21, 2010

This was a fine bed and breakfast...fairly local if you have a car...but a bit pricey for accocomations and meal.

very comfortable B&B in good location in Portland.

4.0 on November 03, 2010

Stately old home in SW Portland just minutes from downtown and access to I-5. Beautiful room, comfortable bed and linens. Food and service was very good and we would highly recommend it to others. The pumpkin pancakes were delicious and appropriate for Halloween weekend!

Enjoyed my stay

3.6 on October 13, 2010

Wonderful location, quiet street, clean, relaxing, felt like home.

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Rooms & Rates

Aegean Room

As inviting as sparkling sun-warmed pools of azure waters amongst cloud-white rocks, the Aegean Room is inspired by ancient Greece and the Greek Isles. Bright Southern light and morning and evening breezes will carress you in your king bed. The room is accented with mythology inspired wood carvings. There is also a dining table with two chairs. The private bathroom is made of marble. The Aegean room has views of Mt. Hood and the Willamette River.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $150

Sunrise Room

Wrap yourself in the warmth of the golden sun. The Sunrise Room, facing East and South, has views of Mt. Hood and the Willamette River. Custom art-noveau woodwork adorns the walls. The private bathroom features a hand-crafted onxy and travertine shower. The Sunrise Room also includes a work-space and desk.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $135

Woodland Room

Explore the mystery, wisdom, and peace of an old-growth forest in the Woodland Room. Carved arches, like twining woody vines, separate the grotto-themed private bathroom. There is a walk-in shower with green granite walls and pebble floor. The Woodland Room has a queen bed and a work-space.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $120

Borealis Room

The magic of the wind-swept mountaintops is found in glacial-carved valleys, deep clear lakes, and alpine meadows with sprays of wild flowers. Its also found here, in the Borealis Room. Though compact in size its scale complements life in the alpine terrain. In the Borealis Room, there is a twin trundle bed, a workspace, and a clawfoot tub & shower. The Midnight Bathroom is has glass tiled floors and countertops.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $105

Scheherazade Room

Queen Scheherazade, the weaver of the tales of the Arabian Nights, won the heart of the Sultan (and saved her life) by telling him one story on each of a thousand nights. This room is dedicated to her. The Scheherazade Room is designed for royalty: it has a custom wood carvings, luxurious velvet draperies, and a queen sized bed . The Oasis Bathroom has a clawfoot tub and shower and a glass vessel sink with waterfall faucet.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $115

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Location Type



Portland, OR (PDX) 15 miles

Directions to property:

I-5 Northbound: Take exit 298 for Corbett Avenue. Turn Left on Corbett Avenue. Bellaterra is at the third intersection after the four-way stop. Bellaterra is the sage green house surrounded by trees on the NW corner of SW Thomas and SW Corbett. I-5 Southbound: Take exit 299A for Hwy 43/Lake Oswego. Get into right lane as soon as divider allows. Turn right onto SW Lane (under large green highway sign). Up 2 blocks to Corbett. Left onto Corbett, go 2 blocks to Thomas.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mt. Hood, Willamette River, Mt. St. Helens, Pacific Ocean, Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley Wineries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos , TV/VCR available upon request., Hair dryer available upon request., One DVD player available.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over the age of 10 are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs must be leashed when outdoors.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: Reservations for stays of up to three days may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the date of arrival; those for longer stays require up to two weeks' notice. Guests cancelling after the deadline will be charged the greater of $100 or half of what the stay was going to cost.
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Languages spoken

some Spanish, English

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 9-9:30 wkdays; wkends 9-10:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian as requested

Signature Dish


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