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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A unique and unexpected delight

5 on March 02, 2017

After planning a birthday weekend and making my reservation I was able to speak with Myra who helped in making for a wonderful weekend. When we arrived we found a beautiful room that was specially prepared with a Birthday Cake (Myra was kind enough to find time during her busy day to go and pick it up for me), chilled sparkling cider, refreshing fresh fruit, cookies to die for (it's good that I didn't know where to find the cookie jar or I can assure you that there would have been none for the other guests!) and some wonderful chocolate. The room was clean and fresh. We were warmly greeted and given a quick tour of the downstairs before being shown to our quarters. Everything was simply stunning. We woke to a breakfast that really hit the spot! I suspect that the menu changes, but we had eggs, potato pancakes and cherry tomatoes and peppers. There were rolls available that we almost missed. We were invited to roam freely and peek into any rooms with an open door. All were immaculate and we're so excited to plan our next trip! As I settled our bill with Cassie, a lovely young lady who attended to our elegant breakfast, Myra took a moment from the tour that she was giving to say good bye and gave a warm hug. We felt like family. (not mine, but a really nice one where you feel welcomed and want to come back often!) Our thanks to the entire team who clearly works so hard to create a memorable experience. It's obvious that every detail was carefully considered. Nothing left to chance. Last, but not least, I'd like to comment about the other guests. In a word full of self absorbed people who barely acknowledge each other, each guest that we interacted with was simply wonderful. Great conversation and they even joined in to sign happy birthday. We're not only excited to return and enjoy another unique room, but to see who we'll meet next.

Portland's White House is Extraordinary

5 on February 28, 2017

Portland's White House is incredible. Everything is immaculate and special and the staff are endlessly accommodating. I stayed there with my 8-year-old son and we had the most special time playing chess, and they accommodated a child's taste buds in the most doting way. The value is shocking - I don't know why they don't charge more! You will forget the world around you and maybe even the reason you are in Portland because it's such an oasis.

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Portland!

5 on January 25, 2017

We rented the facility for our wedding and it was the MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Our entire family stayed over night. The rooms and common areas are stunning, welcoming and comfortable. The Staff was incredible. They thought of everything! They were very responsive, accommodating and extremely helpful. The quality and presentation of the food was fantastic! We couldn't have been more pleased with the property and the staff. Many of our guests commented on what a wonderful wedding it was and how smoothly everything moved along. I highly recommend The Portland Whitehouse for any events or a weekend get away.

Nice home

3.8 on January 07, 2017

Overall this was a nice place to stay - very quiet and the bed were really comfortable. The main foyer had a little bit of an odor that took me a while to get used too. Felt really weird in the bathroom because there was only lace curtains covering the windows - no blind or shutter. I also would love to see better light in the bathroom- it was a harsh cold light. I stay here again but would chose a different room next time. I loved the character of the home

Lovely place to stay!

5 on January 03, 2017

The Portland White House is absolutely gorgeous. My husband and I had a night away from our young kids and it was so much fun! The furniture and interior decorations throughout the house are breathtaking. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was beyond my expectations. It was delicious! Great friendly staff as well! I have wanted to stay here for years and I was not at all disappointed with our stay. I would strongly recommend the Portland White House to others.

Wonderful Step Back in Time

4.8 on December 11, 2016

Our four nights at The White House were peaceful and so enjoyable. From the friendly staff and beautiful antiques to the absolutely delicious breakfasts and in-room cookies each night (!), our stay in Portland was made by this B&B. Only slight annoyance was slow internet (hence, 4 stars for Service, not 5). But if one really wanted to go back in time and enjoy reading not web surfing, it was perfect!

Great Stay at Portland's White House

4.8 on December 08, 2016

Almost perfect stay at Portland's White House. The staff was wonderful!

Garden Room

4.8 on December 07, 2016

We loved our stay in Portland's White House; it is a beautifully appointed, elegant property in an historic neighborhood. We appreciated the free upgrade to the Garden Room, the complimentary chocolates and cookies, and the delicious breakfast cooked by Lanning. It did get a bit hot in our room overnight (the radiator heater was difficult to turn off completely). We had a wonderful time!

Dream Getaway in Portland

4.8 on November 30, 2016

Had a wonderful stay at Portland's White House. The bed was comfortable, room was very nicely furnished, complete with balcony and even a chandelier in the bathroom! Myra and the staff were very friendly and helpful, made you feel right at home. Quite possibly the best chocolate butterscotch chip cookies ever! Breakfasts were served at the grand dining table (that seats 18). Husband enjoyed the grand piano in the parlor. Hope to return again.

Portland's White House B&B

4.8 on November 23, 2016

Fabulous accommodations, service, and food. We've stayed here three times and it's been an excellent experience each time. Lanning and his staff are a pleasure.

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Rooms & Rates

Canopy Room

$265 - $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. This room will fit a Rollaway Bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $295

Baron's Room

$220 - $245 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: $220 - $245

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

$220 - $245 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. This room will fit a Rollaway.

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $245

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

$155 - $175 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: $155 - $175

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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, Eco-tourism, 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, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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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.
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Lanning Blanks & Myra Plant

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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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


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