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

Lovely stay

4.6 on October 27, 2016

The room was so beautiful (we stayed in the Balcony Room) and comfortable. The breakfast was amazing! The staff were very friendly. The only issue we had was that the previous guests had set an alarm in the room for 6:45am and that was a shock since we had planned on sleeping in. Other than that, it was a great visit.

Great stay at the White House

3.6 on October 23, 2016

We had a one night stay in the carriage addition, Carolina room that was very nice and clean. It is a unique old home that has been lovingly restored. Nice residential neighborhood where we walked to a wonderful dinner at a local tapas restaurant. Breakfast service was as advertised with the only negative that the eggs Ben included collar greens that is down the list of my favs.

Great B&B Experience

4.6 on October 17, 2016

The inn was elegant, the food delicious (homemade cookies alone worth the stay), and innkeeper, Kim, was a gracious and helpful host. If you visit Portland, stay here.

Portland Experience

4.0 on October 16, 2016

Beautiful antiques and a breakfast that was absolutely superb in presentation and taste.

California review

4.8 on October 11, 2016

Our second time to B & B over a 8 year period of time. Great value, super breakfast and great staff waiting on guests and providing Portland's outing and returants.

Four stays..always awesome

5 on October 06, 2016

Despite being a local resident we stay whenever we want time away and do not have many days. For locals or travelers you can't go wrong!

Beyond Expectations

5 on October 03, 2016

We were travelling with another couple and both stayed at the White House for two wonderful days in September. We had booked based on high ratings on Trip Advisor and other sites and were not disappointed. If we could rate 6 stars we would! Lanning was an exceptional inn keeper and host, always ensuring we had everything we needed and going above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We so enjoyed our time sipping wine on the beautiful patio and wandering the lovely neighbourhood. We highly recommend this gem in Portland.

Absolutely beautiful and food a "10"

5 on September 28, 2016

The breakfasts were absolutely wonderful and the staff was terrific. Each room was different and very well decorated, all with private bathrooms. Ours was the only one that I know of that had a double walk-in shower and a balcony. One had a second-floor porch! My only concern was that some of the rooms had beds so high that I think step stools should have been provided to get into them.

Always a great stay

5 on September 25, 2016

We have stayed at the Portland White House a number of times and look forward to each return. If you enjoy A historic setting great hosts, clean and comfortable rooms, and an awesome breakfast, then this is your destination on the historic eastside Portland Oregon!

Great Place to Stay In Portland

5 on September 21, 2016

Close to downtown and with lots or bars and restaurants within walking distance, the White House proved to be our perfect choice to stay on our first visit ever to Portland. The breakfasts were outstanding as well as unusual -- it's the first time I ever had fried chicken and waffles! Lanning courteously invited an old friend who lives in Portland to join us for breakfast on the last day of our stay, treating us and all of the guests like family.

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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

  • 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.

  • 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

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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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