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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great place for a getaway

4.8 on April 19, 2017

Very friendly and attentive service. Our breakfast included a variety of quality food (we had quiche, diced potato, bacon, and fruit), much of it locally sourced. Their fresh baked goods are absolutely to die for! The rooms are comfortable and well-maintained. The neighborhood itself is safe and clean, and has a lot of restaurants and small shops within walking distance. For a romantic getaway, or for a wonderful place to relax, I would absolutely recommend Portland White House.


Met Our Expectations...

3.0 on April 18, 2017

Friendly Staff, Comfortable Bed, Good Food, Short distance to entertainment. Only turnoff was checkout. I found it odd that the POS system prompts for a 15%/20%/25% tip and that was awkward. I have never had that experience at another B&B. After leaving, I googled to see If I was off base and I see that I am not. You tip housekeepers (envelope was in the room for that) but it should not be assumed for the owner of the B&B. It was such a small thing but left me feeling ashamed or something when I shouldn't. When we go out, I typically tip 20%+ and know service rely on these to supplement the overall compensation. I would totally recommend this location, but wanted to give honest feedback about the experience.


Two-night Stay

5 on April 18, 2017

We stayed at Portland's White House for two nights. We were pleasntly greeted by staff when we arrived, given a brief tour of the building, and led to our room. We recoeved a free upgrade, which was a nice bonus. Our breakfasts were fantastic and the White House had a good location in terms of being able to grab Portland buses.


Fantastic people and place

5 on April 10, 2017

Amazing place to stay!. Beautiful home with very friendly people and great service. And that's not to mention the food - Wow! Lanning, Myra and the team are incredible and Lanning is a joy to talk to. We had a great stay and Portland's White House provided a wonderful venue for our meetings. Thanks, Lanning, Myra and team!


Lovely stay

4.2 on April 02, 2017

My husband and I went to Portland for the first time and decided to try this B&B ! What a great decision ! It's location is great , decor is beautiful and the cooked breakfast was outstanding ! There was a slight mistake on the price of the rooms when we checked out , but they refunded us promptly and send a nice email to apologize. We'll most probably stay there again when we visit Portland next time !


A Happy White House

4.8 on March 31, 2017

What a surprise to find this lovely and welcoming B&B when nearby convention center hotels were either fully booked and equally or more expensive. Set in the Irvington National Historic District, the White House is like stepping back in time. The neighborhood is safe and wonderful to walk around in. We loved looking at the architecture and well kept yards and gardens. Our room over the Carriage House was the smallest at the property but a spacious bathroom, a lovely view of adjacent back gardens. It is a quiet neighborhood and we slept well. The cookies, chocolate and wine bottles to purchase in the room weren't necessary by our standards and I suppose many appreciate the extra touches. The nicest part was breakfast served at one long table which made it nice to meet fellow travelers and share stories. The breakfast was beautifully prepared and served. We would return if we ever want to stay in that part of Portland. Highly recommended for those who appreciate history, antiques and see the benefits of a B&B over a hotel.


White House Wonderful

5 on March 22, 2017

The White House is the perfect place to stay in Portland. The breakfasts are amazing, the Victorian rooms and comfortable beds are wonderful, and the hosts are kind and helpful. My wife and I loved our stay. We look forward to visiting again soon!


Excellent stay!

4.6 on March 22, 2017

Room and facility was exceptionally clean and well cared for. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable of their profession. Breakfast was good though higher end for my personal taste the quality of the food and service was exceptional.


erful stay in Portland

5 on March 16, 2017

The room was awesome, breakfast was amazing, staff was attentive and kind. We would go back in a heartbeat.


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.


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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

Location Type

Historic Irvington Neighborhood

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lanning Blanks & Myra Plant

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

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


Recipes

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