Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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The best

5 on April 25, 2018

All I can say is that this place is great!

Lovely place to stay

4.8 on April 24, 2018

We were warmly greeted by one of the owners of the Lion and the Rose. He gave us a detailed orientation, history and tour of the B&B and then helped us to our room and showed us how everything worked, keys, etc. He very graciously answered questions about the nearby restaurants and sights to take in. Continental breakfast was very nice with many choices. Our room was clean and very pleasant. A very nice place to stay in Portland.

As always, great

5 on April 15, 2018

We love this place and stay there every time we are in Portland!

Approachable Elegance

4.8 on April 14, 2018

Good value for ambiance that is unbelievable. Wonderful attention to detail. Incredible experience

Best place we ever stayed

5 on April 06, 2018

The Lion and The Rose B&B was simply outstanding! The owners were incredibly friendly and fun to talk to, the room was absolutely gorgeous, extremely clean, and had everything we needed, the food was fresh and delicious. it was so quaint and full of history, we really fell in love with this place and will definitely be coming back soon!

Perfect stay for a GRIMM fan

5 on March 31, 2018

The Inn was used as a location in the Lonely Hearts episode of the TV show GRIMM. It was fun to see they changed the Inn very little for the show. The Inn is spotless, the bath products wonderful, and the food and tea selections were perfect even for someone with food restrictions. Perfect stay.

Lovely space, lovingly tended.,

5 on March 26, 2018

This bed and breakfast is exquisite. The history and details are well worth knowing and observing. The owners and staff are delightful and thoughtful. Stay here! Comfy beds, plethora of books, games, photos. The breakfast was perfect, and there is room for conversation inside and out. We enjoyed our time at the Lion and the Rose.

Magical Romantic Getaway!!

5 on March 18, 2018

My honey and I decided to have a romantic "staycation getaway" and stayed here on a Friday night (we live in Portland!). Everything was absolutely magical!! The attention to detail is amazing, the dedication to design and Victorian decor is excellent, and the house itself has wonderful energy! Our evening and breakfast hosts were incredibly nice and informative and we had a fabulous time entertaining ourselves in each of the "parlors" in the evening. We will most certainly be back AND recommend this home to our out-of-town guests. Thank you! - Paula and Ruth

Back again at Lion and the Rose

4.8 on March 17, 2018

I return to Lion and the Rose at least three times a year to see family members in Portland. It has become almost a home for me. I value the pleasant atmosphere, the food, and especially the company.

Steve & Dusty were wonderful!

5 on March 10, 2018

We stayed in the winter months, so we only had the continental breakfast but they had a good array of choices. I told Dusty that I work at a bed & breafast in wine country, I think this had to do with his very thorough tour... I enjoyed hearing about the history & stories they have! We stayed in the Victorian Apartment; I will definitely be back. Thank you so much for a wonderful mini “vacation” !!!

So centrally-located and cozy

5 on March 05, 2018

We first stayed here during our wedding in October 2017. We were visited the region during the coldest weekend of 2018, took in a show , and dined nearby. Lion & Rose central location and coziness was very much welcome during our stay. We were easily able to leave our rental parked and walk all of our lunch and dinner choices. Of course, Dusty's breakfast was outstanding, as usual. When we have cause to overnight in PDX again, we will look to stay at Lion & Rose. - Shann & Sherrie Jones; Fairbanks, Alaska.

Great Service!

5 on March 05, 2018

When my daughter and I arrived, we were immediately greeted and given a tour of this historic inn. The inn was clean and comfortable and the bed so comfortable.Thanks for a great visit!

Beautiful location, beautiful room

4.6 on March 04, 2018

If you do stay here, I’d recommend the Victorian Apartment. It’s extraordinarily spacious and private. The details in decor are perfect.

Perfect for overnight in Portland

4.6 on February 22, 2018

Dusty, Steve and their team took very good care of us during our one night in Portland. The Garden Room was impeccable. The downstairs sitting areas was perfectly peaceful on our Sunday morning.

Great but go during the peak season

4.6 on February 21, 2018

The room and service was amazing and staff are super friendly but we went in the off season so the breakfast was just a continental breakfast.

Exceeded All Expectations!

4.0 on February 15, 2018

A truly fabulous Victorian fantasy. Although the owners were not present during our stay, their assistant Kay was very sweet and helpful. We enjoyed our breakfast options, and appreciated our late afternoons in the comfortable parlor with our friends, comparing the fruits of our Williamtte Valley winery travels. Michael & Hugh

Felt like a new home away from home

4.8 on February 02, 2018

Kind and caring staff that made breakfast comfortable with a new group of folks. They asked thoughtful caring questions and were truly interested in making my stay the best. Loved there recommendations for dinner.

Getting Away From It All...

4.2 on January 24, 2018

I have stayed at the Lion and the Rose on two occasions in Portland, OR. The place is just an "eye-full" for your eyes with beautiful antiques, little "treasures" historical tidbits. The two hosts/owners provide awesome customer service.

Our favorite place to stay in Portland

5 on January 22, 2018

The owners are onsite to greet us every time we stay. The rooms are lovely and well appointed. Food and coffee are good and the neighborhood is walking distance to good restaurants and public transport. Wonderful place. Our favorite when we stay in Portland!

Great spot

4.2 on January 10, 2018

Great spot in a great neighborhood. I will be definitely be back.

Attention to Every Detail

4.4 on December 26, 2017

This is a unique historic home, and the owners clearly love it. Sooo clean, and all the high standards and personal attention have been maintained since our last visit 10 years ago.

A wonderful find in a great location!

4.6 on December 13, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay, walked and took public transit to many destinations and thought the room and value were terrific.

It was wonderful

5 on December 13, 2017

Great neighborhood. I walked around and it was close to shops and food. Super friendly staff. Will come again. Beautiful old house.

Always a treat!

4.8 on December 02, 2017

Luxurious room and amenities, perfectly clean and thoughtfully arranged. Fantastic historic property well located to great Portland shops and dining. Quiet neighborhood.

Hidden Gem for Staycation

5 on November 18, 2017

My husband and I stayed at Lion & Rose for a recent anniversary, where we decided to celebrate with a staycation. We live in Portland and have driven by L&R a few times but had never stayed. When we arrived, we were blown away at the Victorian detail of the house design and decor, and impressed by the customer service and foresight given to tired, arriving guest needs. All of the details were well thought out and rooms were beautiful, comfortable and quiet. We look forward to another stay in the future and highly recommend this hidden gem for anyone coming to Portland or those looking for a romantic getaway. :)

Time slip to 100 years ago!

5 on November 16, 2017

Beautiful place and friendly stuff. Super comfortable bed and peaceful room. Only thing I would like for next time is more greens and healthier selection for breakfast. It would make my stay perfect!

Beautiful Victorian retreat in Portland

4.2 on November 06, 2017

I have stayed at The Lion and the Rose before and liked it so much I wanted to stay there again during my most recent visit to Portland. I was not disappointed - it is still a lovely, quaint home and the owners are very willing to try to meet their guests' needs. Breakfast was a treat. I will stay there again the next time I am in Portland!

Our home away from home

5 on November 01, 2017

We love to stay at Lion and the Rose whenever we are in Portland. The owners and helpers are stupendous and make us feel like this is our home too.

We love it!

5 on October 29, 2017

This was our second stay here but won’t be our last. The Victorian Mansion is beautifull and the hosts Steve and Dusty are great people. Very comfortable rooms and a great breakfast.

Drift back to another era in Victorian splendor

5 on October 28, 2017

Lion and The Rose is a very large Victorian filled with furniture and items from that era. Very comfortable with large indoor and porch spaces to relax. But also just a block away from a busy street with bar and restaurant choices and five minutes to the trams to all parts of Portland. Very helpful, accommodating staff.

Outstanding says it all.

5 on October 10, 2017

We had a family reunion here and brought snacks/ drinks/ stuff. We didn't need most of what we brought. All the little things are here. Just relax and enjoy.

Super b&b

5 on October 05, 2017

We loves ronatay in this very beautifull house and the owners were very nice.breakfast was super and room was very clean.we had a wonderfull bathroom so we had a very good stay there


5 on September 28, 2017

Duffy and Steve! You two are the greatest of hosts. My daughter and I enjoyed our very comfortable stay.

Lovely stay in Portland

5 on September 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lion & The Rose. Everyone was welcoming and it was nice to have Steve join us for breakfast in the mornings. He was helpful with directions and advice about places to visit and to eat. They were extremely accommodating as our arrival time was delayed due to our being rear-ended by a truck (no one hurt!). They walked us through how to get in through the back door. It was nice to be in such a clean, friendly place when we finally arrived.

a wonderful historic home

5 on September 23, 2017

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Lion and the Rose. The rooms were lovely, the staff were extremely helpful and Steve and Dusty were great about just sitting and sharing their suggestions regarding Portland.

Quintessential Victorian B&B

5 on September 11, 2017

I absolutely Love the Lion & the Rose! The home and its decor are stunningly beautiful! If you want to experience a true Victorian home this is it. The hosts are friendly and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is the best possble, from phones in your room, free WiFi and printer, Memory foam pillows, sleep number beds and many more extras. The 3 course breakfasts are cooked to perfection and snacks and drinks are available 24/7. The hosts are very accommodating and provide maps of the area and suggestions for your travels. The home is impecably clean which is amazing considering its size and the decor. I have traveled around the world and this is my favorite B&B. I highly recommend that you consider the Lion & the Rose for your next stay when in the Portland area and you will be glad you did.

Hidden gem in the city

5 on September 10, 2017

We stayed in the Victorian Apt. It was beautiful and clean. The breakfast was amazing and the hosts were great. Plus it's within walking distance to the Mall and some great restaurants. I would definitely stay again.

Fabulous B&B in the heart of Portland

5 on September 08, 2017

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Lion and the Rose situated in a beautiful neighborhood in Portland. The owners take great pride in welcoming us and providing all the information about the area and tourist attractions that beautiful Portland offers. Service was great, breakfasts were outstanding and the room was spectacular. This b&b is a historic site - very large house immaculately decorated in vintage furnishings. We would not hesitate to recommend staying here and would rebook if we were to travel to Portland in the future.

The best place I've stayed !

5 on September 03, 2017

This house was beautiful, comfortable and the food was delicious!

Ultimate in B & B's

5 on August 28, 2017

The Lion and the Rose Guest House has thought of everything their guests need during a visit. The bathroom is well equipped. The breakfasts are delicious, beautifully prepared, and plentiful, often with seconds available. The hosts, Steve and Dusty are friendly and helpful, as is their manager, also named Dusty, who is gracious, warm and welcoming. We would recommend Lion and the Rose to anyone visiting the Portland area.

We will be back!

4.6 on August 24, 2017

This guest house is beautiful, with interesting items absolutely everywhere! We enjoyed our room and especially appreciated how cool the house stayed during a heat wave! Breakfasts are amazing at a beautifully set table. Conversations around that table were as good as the food!

Beautiful B and B

5 on August 05, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Lion and the Rose 10 years ago, and the service, cleanliness, etc has not changed. Talked with Steve at breakfast, and enjoyed hearing about owning a B and B. The Lion and the Rose is a top notch place and would recommend it to anyone

Our stay in the Rose Room

4.6 on August 02, 2017

Everything was great except the TV. Very little worth watching. Better to have rental movies or Netflix.

Portland Getaway

4.4 on August 02, 2017

Lovely bed and breakfast in a beautiful part of Portland. The maps made available by our hosts were very helpful. The history of the house was most interesting. No problem with parking and handy to public transportation, a plus for us.

Best in Portland

4.8 on July 14, 2017

Everything about the Lion and Rose is lovely. The breakfast is gourmet as well. We have stayed there many nights over six different stays and look forward to returning.

Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House

5 on July 05, 2017

A lovely and beautiful B&B establishment. The interior reminds you of what life must have been in the early twenties. The service is superb. The ambiance wonderful, Breakfast in the morning and for those who enjoy it, tea in the afternoon. This has been our third stay and we hope there will many more to come.

Lovely place for a reunion!

5 on July 04, 2017

Dusty and Steve and the Lion and Rose were all wonderful for hosts for our biannual reunion. This was the largest of the gatherings yet with a total of 15 coming from around the country and world. The setting was perfect! Everyone loved the front porch during the day and the atrium for evening gatherings. The rooms were sweet, the apartment below deck was great and helpful for late nights. Service was excellent. Everyone there was helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were excelllent and fostered many a great conversation. The house itself is absolutely beautiful and filled with places to sit, lots of local information and even fresh fruit and cookies. Thank you Dusty and Steve!

Attractive Victorian in a great location

4.4 on July 01, 2017

Pros: large, beautiful Victorian house, charmingly decorated in lion and rose theme. Lots of extras, including beverages, treats, and in-room Amazon Alexa. Great location, near a cluster of excellent neighborhood restaurants. Short walk to light rail. Printed maps cleverly designed by innkeeper for touring the neighborhood, Portland, and region. Innkeepers live on-site. Fine hospitality. Cons: on-street parking can be a bother during local business hours. A bit too much clutter in room limits space for guests' stuff.

Wonderful old style charm

5 on June 25, 2017

We came for the Rose Parade and really enjoyed staying at the Lion and the Rose -- lots of rose inspiration! It is a beautiful old house full of interesting antiques and furnishings and we wished we could stay longer and look at everything in detail, but was a short weekend trip. We hope to be back and stay again!

Historic Oasis

3.4 on June 24, 2017

The place is beautiful and well maintained. Amenities such as water, juice, fruit, tea were a great to have. Caution if you have dietary restrictions.

A pleasure!

4.6 on June 21, 2017

My daughter and I stayed one night at this beautiful home. The owners were lovely, provided wonderful information about the area, and assured all was well throughout our stay. Breakfast was amazing and lovely cookies and beverages were always available. I would definitely recommend.

A must visit for a Grimm fan

5 on June 17, 2017

My friend and I heard about this Guest House by watching our favorite tv show, Grimm. It was used in season 1, episode 4. We were so impressed from seeing it on the show that when we planned a trip to Portland, we knew we had to stay there for the full Grimm experience! We were very happy we chose this place because everyone there was very friendly and helpful! They showed us all of the locations used for Grimm and we happened to stay in the room used for filming! We could not have asked for a more wonderful visit at this beautiful Victorian Guest House! Even if you have never watched Grimm, this is a wonderful and friendly place to stay!

Like home.

4.6 on June 02, 2017

The House being in a historic neighborhood gave us a wonderful walking experience. The inside and outside of the House made us feel at home. Starting our day with a gourmet breakfast was a wonderful surprise. We look forward to both visiting the Portland area again and experiencing the Lion and the Rose. Thank You !

Avendale Room

5 on June 01, 2017

We were supposed to get a room with a private bath but due to a glitch in their system we got a room where the bathroom was across the hall. The room was tiny but decorated well and the bathroom was spacious. The whole house looked like it was right out of a movie. The innkeepers were incredible hosts and breakfast was delicious!

Beautiful house

2.4 on May 24, 2017

My husband and I received a gift certificate for the Lion and Rose and we were really excited to try it out based on all the reviews. The house was beautiful and the grounds and location was nice. We were really disappointed by breakfast . It was a slice of just ok quiche, small side of fruit and a biscuit. Based on the price for breakfast the value and quality was not worth it. The beds and sheets were nice though.

One of the best B&Bs to stay at

4.8 on May 13, 2017

The Lion and the Rose Victorian B&B was decorated by an interior decorator. Each room is well appointed, comfortable and luxurious.

A Beautiful B&B - one of the best we have stayed in.

5 on May 13, 2017

My husband and I stayed at this B&B in Portland Oregon during a west coast roadtrip. We have stayed in many B&Bs and I have to say this one is one of the best! The Innkeepers, Steve and Dusty, run an efficient inn which is full of antiques and history. Everything is looked after and thought of. The inn is located in a beautiful residential area which is full of gorgeous homes. It is also walking distance to some of the best restaurants we have eaten in. It is also walking distance to public transit, so there is no need to drive around Portland. The rooms are immaculate, clean, well appointed and the breakfast is wonderful. Tea, coffee, drinks and goodies are always available. I do not hesitate to recommend this B&B inn and would definitely stay there again! There is a reason that this inn gets 5 stars consistently.

A Step into Elegance

4.8 on May 10, 2017

We had a wonderful time in Portland last week; Steve and Dusty are terrific hosts. My partner and I bid on this B&B stay at our Temple auction. Steve's sister was the donor. The room was lovely and the sheets outstandingly soft. Breakfast was great as were our fellow guests. Can't wait to go back.

Everything we wished

4.8 on May 09, 2017

My sister came down to visit unexpectedly. We chose to come here at the spur of the moment as I had grown up seeing this amazing house but had never been inside. Phenomenal people and so easy to go walking for everything. Great hospitality, just what I wanted on our house tour. Very happy.

Almost a week at the Lion and Rose

4.8 on May 01, 2017

Out stay at the Lion and the Rose was very comfortable and so much more enjoyable than past stays in Portland in Hotels, even VRBO. The owners and the staff were just great and helped us in every way. While we weren't there during full breakfast service, the buffet was excellent and a fine start to each of our days. We have nothing but "good" to say about the Lion and Rose Guest House.

Peaceful and Comfortable

5 on May 01, 2017

My girlfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. The staff was so nice and we loved our little conversations with Steve, Dusty and Dusty to get to know them a little bit more. The rooms were always clean and tidy and the owners were such a treat and so friendly the entire time. It was close enough to walk pretty much everywhere since Portland isn't too big and it was so quiet that it was a nice break from the busy loud life of LA. We are definitely staying here again on our next trip to Portland! Thank you Steve, Dusty, Dusty and the rest of the Staff!

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on April 23, 2017

Steve and Dusty are outstanding hosts. They gave helpful suggestions on local sights, a historic walk and restaurants. We stayed 3 nights. Our room was the Garden Room. It was beautifully furnished and quiet. The breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this guesthouse to any visitor to Portland in preference to a hotel experience. The overall attention to detail by our hosts and the standard of the Victorian furnishing was remarkable. We felt completely at home during our stay and would visit again anytime.

Comfortable and Pleasant

5 on April 20, 2017

I don't think there could have been a better bed and breakfast experience for my girlfriend and I. The rooms are absolutely fantastic, (they look exactly like the pictures) the staff is by far the nicest people I have come across in a long time, the location is quiet and nothing is too far to get to because we walked almost everywhwere. I cannot thank Steve, Dusty, Dusty and the rest of the staff for such a memorable and amazing experience. Definitely will book another stay with them when we visit Portland again!

Gloriously Victorian with cozy rooms and warm staff

5 on April 12, 2017

Steve and Dusty have developed a wonderful respite from the cares of the world, if that’s what you need. A lovely room in a restored Victorian close to the convention center. The parlors are welcoming and an invitation to meeting with the many people who stay as well as the friendly owners and staff who are committed to their B+B. Dining is always a small miracle with wonderfully folded napkins by one of the staff. He knows over 100! There is also a small but charming garden. Many places to eat within 3 blocks. The building is on the edge of an historic district of beautifully kept Victorian and Arts and Craft style homes. Worth a walk around with a copy of a house tour booklet that is kept at Lion and Rose. A short walk to a cinema and TriMet trolley that takes you across the river to downtown, museums, zoo, gardens, and Powell’s bookstore.

Victorian Apartment Anniversary Night

5 on April 06, 2017

This is one of the most comfortable places I have ever stayed. The staff were all extremely friendly, very accommodating, and some of the best I have ever interacted with. The gift boxes are superb, and the breakfast spread is delicious. The Victorian Apartment is a place that I hope to stay again in the future, as it was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had! I can't wait to stay again!

rave review

4.0 on April 04, 2017

We loved our stay there. In the Rose Room the bed was so high I had to use the stool with two steps to get into it. However, getting out of it was a cinch as when I swung my legs over to get up I found I was already in a standing position. The dining table was elegant. I’ve always been a nut for lovely china and glassware. And the kitchen setup for food and drinks was just right. Hard boiled eggs, ham and cheese and blueberries was a perfect breakfast for me. The soaps in the bathroom added a nice touch, one with lion’s head and the other with a rose. You done good, boys. Thanks for the hospitality. Esther Snyder

Lion and Rose

4.8 on April 04, 2017

Inn Keepers paid attention to every detail as far as decoration, accommodation and food. Five stars. Best B&B we have stayed at.

The lion and the rose, elegance and comfort

4.8 on April 04, 2017

A delightful and lovely home. Close to many activities and transportation

Charming Bed and Breakfast

3.4 on April 02, 2017

I had the most modest room in the house and it was lovely, albeit small and the bathroom was across the hall. The bathroom was the largest in the house and really wonderful. Scented soaps were great. Bed comfortable. Very little street noise. Proprietors very nice and helpful. Food, including snacks, were plentiful and good quality. Not the season for a cooked breakfast. The house is excellently maintained and meticulously accurate to its era. The 3 ratings I marked above are good because I have high expectations.

Perfect comfort and charm

4.6 on April 01, 2017

A lovely room in a restored Victoria close to the Portland convention center. The parlors are welcoming and an invitation to meeting with the many people who stay as well as the friendly staff who are committed to their B+B. Steve and Dusty have developed a wonderful respite from the cares of the world, if you what you crave. There is also a small but charming garden. Many places to eat within 3 blocks. The building is on the edge of an historic district of beautifully kept Victorian and Arts and Craft style homes. Worth a walk around with a copy of a house tour booklet that is kept at Lion and Rose.

very beautiful

4.4 on March 31, 2017

gorgeous house with fantastic owners and a great location in Portland's NE.

Lovely stay

3.6 on March 30, 2017

This B&B is beautiful. It has so much character, both in the building's architecture and the over-the-top Victorian decor. It feels friendly and welcoming. The room I had (Rose room) was a mix of old world and high tech. I say it met my expectations (rather than surpass) only because I had already seen photos of the room before booking. You can see exactly what you will get.

A special ocassion; a special place to make a lasting memory.

4.6 on March 19, 2017

A perfect place to stay for an exchange of vows. Thank you for making my Mother's important day so special. Your accommodations and attention to detail were so appreciated. Can't wait to return for more memorable stays. Trish

Wonderful stay

5 on March 08, 2017

Wonderful B&B, excellent and friendly hosts. Good location.

The Best B & B

5 on March 04, 2017

We have stayed at many B&B's in many cities over a number of years, including multiple stays at The Lion and the Rose. It is at the top of our list in all respects, and we look forward to seeing Dusty and Steve again next month.

A wonderful stay!

5 on February 27, 2017

We could not have asked for a better place to stay! I highly recommend you stay here. The owners are amazing; from start to finish they were always making sure we had just what we needed and the rooms are both beautiful decorated with all the modern amenities you'd need! We've stayed in a few B and B's in the Portland area and this is hands down our favorite. We'll be back!!

Simply couldn't be better!

5 on February 16, 2017

From the moment we arrived, we were totally taken care of. This place and their owners are amazing; beautiful and classic with all the amenities to make it what you need. I wanted to take the bed home with me! We'll be back!!

One night at the Lion and Rose

4.4 on February 15, 2017

We stayed in the Rose Room, which was the original master bedroom. We loved the décor and the large bathroom.

Beautiful B&B I will definitely stay again

4.6 on February 09, 2017

The common areas were beautiful and had to take pictures to share with friends. Always wanted to stay in a B&B like this and so glad I picked this one. Unfortunately my stay was when Portland got snow so was unable to explore the area close by on foot, but did go to a restaurant recommended by staff and had the best fried oysters I have ever had at a reasonable price. Staff very friendly and helpful.

It's like living in a museum

3.8 on February 09, 2017

Stayed here for six nights at the beginning of February. Hosts and staff are great. There are some good restaurants near by and Light Rail is about 6 or 7 blocks from there.

It was rosy

3.2 on February 03, 2017

Our Garden room was warm and inviting. My husband who got sick was comfortable in bed most of the week. We loved the location. It is within easy reach in the city. Even public transport is just around the corner. We will return in season and enjoy the full breakfast which in January was not the case but there was ample food available in the kitchen at all times.

Amazing B and B

4.6 on January 25, 2017

This is an amazing Bed and Breakfast. The Home is Beautiful. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I will stay here again when I go to Portland, Or.

Lovely Get Away

3.8 on January 22, 2017

We were looking for a quick relaxing get away during the snowstorm. Enjoyed the history of this delightful place.

Happy Honeymoon

4.6 on January 21, 2017

The Lion and Rose is such a beautiful place to stay that every detail enchanted our experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief, but memorable stay. The view from the turret in our room (The Lavonne) left for a breathtaking evening of watching passers by, the wind through the trees, and the full moon illuminating the night. We look forward to staying there again, and would recommend the place to all our friends.

Victorian Treasure

5 on January 18, 2017

First, this house is absolutely gorgeous! We were awed by the architecture and the decor. Second, our hostess (the owners were out of town) was extremely helpful and gracious. Third, it was immaculately clean. Fourth, it's location is very convenient and super close to a great restaurants and coffee places—even a vegan restaurant that was truly wonderful. Our only regret is that our trip was extremely short and we were only there for a one night stay. But we will definitely be back when we're back in Portland—hopefully soon!

Beautiful Victorian home, Great location.

3.8 on January 10, 2017

This is a charming and well-run BnB. It is within walking distance of several good restaurants and it is on a major bus route to downtown and/or the Max train. During our stay in January, the owners were away on vacation so the "second string" team presided over our stay. We were disappointed that there was no breakfast served, but a continental service was provided. The only discomfort I experienced was the fact that the walls are paper thin and you can hear people talking in the next room. That said, I would gladly book another stay.

Lovely stay

4.6 on January 09, 2017

I booked myself for a stay over Christmas Eve, since I wasn't visiting family until after Christmas. It was a perfect plan, to keep from feeling sad and lonely! I walked up and down Broadway (the street one block south) and shopped in boutiques and stores like Kitchen Kaboodle. I took a long bubble bath with lavender scented bubbles supplied by Lion and Rose. I walked to a Christmas Eve service in a nearby church, then slept well. They gave me late-late checkout on Christmas, so I was able to stay until the dinner I'd been invited to (plus I had early check in). So the staff went out of its way to accommodate me. In the winter, the B&B offers a wide variety of options for self-serve breakfast. Fine, but nothing to rave about. Actually, probably healthier . . .! I will go back to the Lion and Rose if I have a chance. Definitely.

Wonderful experience

4.6 on January 07, 2017

The Lion and the Rose is charming. Clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is awesome. I will stay here again as well as recommend it to family and friends.

Pleasant Holiday Lodgings

3.6 on December 28, 2016

This is a lovely historic Queen Anne mansion in a convenient location in Northeast Portland. My only knock on our experience is that breakfast was self-serve cereal and toast. I would have expected and appreciated a hot breakfast served by staff.

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry that breakfast did not meet your expectations. During the Summer and Fall (from May - October) we offer our Bed & Breakfast Service and do serve an optional full plated breakfast. However, during the Winter and Spring (from November - April) we offer our Guest House service with a complimentary continental breakfast. This is described in detail on our websie.

- Steve Unger (innkeeper)


4.2 on December 14, 2016

Outstanding accommodations. Dining is self serve continental. A little frustration booking my room. Tried online and was unable to book. Sent an email to the innkeeper with no response. Called at 9pm and was asked to call back in the morning after an existing appointment. Time I called back, the room I wanted had been reserved by someone else. I will say that all interactions upon our arrival were great: efficient, informative and hospitable. I would definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry you had trouble booking a reservation. Our usual reservationist was out on medical leave for a few weeks. About breakfast, during the Summer and Fall (from May thru October) we offer our Bed & Breakfast Service with an optional full plated breakfast. However, during the Winter and Spring (from November through April) we offer our Guest House Service with a complimentary Continental Breakfast. For readers, this is fully described on our website: .

- Steve Unger (innkeeper)

By far the best B&B.

5 on April 15, 2014

We have stay at Lion and the Rose regularly. We would not even consider staying anywhere else in the Portland area.

Better than a classic!

5 on December 25, 2013

My wife and I spent two great nights at this B&B. It was splendid on all fronts. The decor was just perfect enough to make you feel that you had just been thrust back into the 19th century. We will try to plan another visit to this wonderful inn.

Trip to Portland

5 on October 26, 2013

What a great place to stay. Close to everything. Wonderful room and bed, great breakfast and snacks available during the evening. These folks thought of everything, maps of the area, suggestions of things to do and see. Recommendations of local restaurant's etc. If you looking to stay in Portland you will not go wrong staying here.


4.4 on October 17, 2013

This is a lovely B&B. Very clean, delicious food and gracious hostess. Quiet area and close to the center of town.

Exceeded our expectations in every way

5 on August 31, 2013

We were two sisters traveling to Portland for a relaxing summer getaway in the beautiful Northwest. We looked into a variety of accommodations, but after speaking on multiple occasions to the innkeepers at The Lion and the Rose, it was an easy decision to pick this beautiful Portland gem, which is nestled in a lovely historic neighborhood, just a stone's throw from Downtown. Traveling from the Inn to wherever we needed to go was a breeze with the easily accessible public transportation. Even before we made our decision to stay, the innkeepers were generous and helpful in providing guidance and information. This was just the beginning. Once we arrived, Dusty and Steve were there to greet us warmly, making us instantly feel like we had reached our home away from home. The inn was elegant yet cozy, with every amenity one would need. Once you've experienced the impossibly soft sheets, the elaborate breakfasts, the fresh-baked cookies, and the surrounding beauty viewed from the comfort of their porch swing, you may never want to leave. We've stayed in numerous B&B's, but what truly distinguished The Lion and the Rose was its owners. Their thoughtful, kind, and generous spirits remains our fondest memory of a wonderful vacation.

Gorgeous home in Portland welcomes you.

5 on August 17, 2013

We felt like we were among friends from the minute we stepped into the house. Everything was perfect, the place is lovely, the food was great, the innkeepers were friendly. I am a very fussy traveler and the Lion and the Rose was perfect in every way.

Beautifully kept.

4.6 on August 06, 2013

We had great stay in this lovely home. The Victorian Apartment affords all the comforts of home and was perfect for our family of four. We were there for a full week and had everything we needed. Our hosts were generous and friendly and full of useful information about Portland and the surrounding area. I look forward to a return visit to the Lion and Rose.

Everything a B&B should be

4.8 on May 14, 2013

Everything a B&B should be. Well maintained by people who clearly love it. Friendly people, both staff and guests. The neighborhood is also quite lovely.

Beautiful Place !

4.8 on April 05, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay - we had such a wonderful time; the food was great and so was the service. This place is located in a great area to walk to shops, restaurants and bars - you won't be disappointed !

Awesome Experience

4.6 on February 25, 2012

I have stayed at this B&B twice and have reservations for this April. I stayed in the Turret room the first time and stayed in the Victorian apartment over christmas. Both were extremely pleasant and every detail was attended to. The apartment was so wonderful that I decided right away to plan a trip with my sister. The staff and owners are very pleasant and help with any need you have. Though I am a very picky eater I did try the breakfast on my 1st stay. They and a nice spread and had no problem cooking me up something I would like. Overall would recommend this B&B in a heart beat and actually have to my friends and coworkers.

wonderful place to stay

5 on December 14, 2009

We only spent one night and wished we had time for more. Beautiful, old house with scrumptious breakfast.

Feel like you've stepped back in time...

4.6 on September 06, 2009

A beautiful place to stay, great attention to detail, fascinating furniture and objects all around... Hosts are very welcoming, ready to talk about the house and the city, and breakfast was superb. Really enjoyed the chance to mingle with other guests and hosts...that's why we choose B&B's and not impersonal hotels... A find!

A grand experience

4.6 on September 05, 2009

Absolutely beautiful Bed & Breakfast! It was much bigger than expected, and really felt like staying in an old Victorian home. The innkeepers and all the staff were very friendly and informative. We would definitely stay there again!

Beautiful but rigid

4.0 on July 20, 2009

This B & B is lovely but not the place for a romantic get away. The innkeepers are nice but their schedule is inflexible. There is only one time for breakfast: 8:30 (or 9:00 on weekends). If you want to go out for weekend entertainment, there is no chance of sleeping in if you want to eat. Check out is 11:00 which is simply too early and unexpected. Be prepared to sit together with everyone else at the inn for breakfast whether you feel like be conversational or not.

Innkeeper Response
While we orient to a single-seating at 8:30am Monday - Thrusday morning, and 9am on Sudnays, we also tell guests that we can offer a full breakfast a half-hour earlier, a more limited breakfast an hour earlier, and "to go" items before that. Also, if guests wish to come down 30 - 45 mintues later that is also fine. We also offer check-out as late as Noon. Mostly we need time time make up the room for the next check-in.

- Steve Unger (innkeeper)

Delightful, Social Inn

5 on June 15, 2009

We loved the Lion and the Rose. Everything was beautifully furnished and decorated, the rooms were large and comfortable, all amenities, the food wonderful, but for us the best part was breakfast. All guests meet in the dining room at 8:30 (9 on Sunday) and eat together at one large table. We heard, and told, great stories, shared sightseeing suggestions, and got to know each other. Steve (innkeeper) joined us when he could. We will certainly go back again.

Extremely nice owners wonderful food

4.0 on October 19, 2008

Whilst this may not be the best ‘value’ in town it surely is the nicest. The owners are two of the kindest B&B owners I’ve ever met. Their home is stunningly beautiful. They make you feel like you are welcome in their home without feeling overbearing or that you are imposing. The food was simply magnificent. The regional material they make available, which includes a 7 minute Power Point presentation on the sights around Portland (if you want to watch it) is fantastic. They have perfect maps (which they designed themselves), great suggestions and are available for questions at all times of the day and evening. The location is perfect for walking to restaurants or a quick drive to any of the local attractions. I would definitely stay at this B&B again though I would recommend staying on one of the upper floors. The other visitors sometimes do not realize that there are guest rooms right off the parlor and tend to talk too loudly in the early morning. The owners are masters of detail. They had non-scented soaps and my coffee was ready for me in the morning exactly like I like it.

one of the best B&B

4.4 on June 22, 2008

the owners and staff do their outmost to be helpful

wonderful stay

5 on June 16, 2008

this is the third time we have stayed here. we highly recommend the lion and the rose.the rooms are comfortable and lovely

Very NIce Indeed

4.0 on May 25, 2008

My daughter and I stayed just one night at the Lion and Rose and we were very pleased. It was one of the best nights we had slept on our trip. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful. They also provide you with maps and detailed information about Portland and major sites not to miss. We will definately return!

Everything I ever wanted...

4.0 on May 24, 2008

The service was beyond any I have ever experienced at a B & B. The rooms are beautiful, the food divine and plentiful. Free snacks and drinks available all day. No stone unturned in restoration and service. Got a historical tour of the house from the owners. My best B & B experience to date.


5 on April 22, 2008

Our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast and it was the most enjoyable stay I've had in my life! I hated to leave! The attention given by the staff and the way everyone was made to feel like they were in their own home was extra special! Truly an expereince that will never be forgotten!!

Excellent Service!

5 on June 19, 2007

What a stunning Home! Excellent stay! I loved staying here for 9 days in 2006. Attention to detail is Key! Thanks Dusty and Steve! Excellent Staff as well.-:)

Lovely location & great place to stay in Portland

5 on April 12, 2007

My husband & I spent a day here. The lion & The rose's location is excellent. Steve & Dusty were extremely helpful & very warm. We still have the umbrellas they gave us & also they gave us very good advice with sightseeing & directions.

Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House


  • Nightly Rate $134 - $234
  • Reviews (113) 4.7
  • Rooms 8
  • Accepts Gift Cards

Contact Innkeeper

  • Phone 1-5032879245
  • Fax 1-5032879247
  • Toll free 1-8009551647
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