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 David Krause and Frank Groff with sparkling chandeliers, formal dining room, large parlor with grand piano, sweeping staircase, magnificent leaded glass windows, and Grand Ballroom.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Portland Gem

5 on August 06, 2018

Our stay at Portland’s White House was one of the highlights of our road trip. The accomdations were excellent as was the breakfast and welcome cookies.

A welcoming place in a beautiful neighborhood

4.6 on July 10, 2018

We spent three nights at the charming and historic White House and were very impressed with both the service and accommodations from the moment we arrived. Kim, the House Manager, greeted us and was quick to reassure us that our room, in the Carriage House, was ready and acquainted us with the White House’s amenities while we enjoyed a homemade berry cooler (non-alcoholic). The Carriage House room, located adjacent to the main house, offered a private and quiet room featuring a comfortable king-size bed and an elegant en suite bathroom that included a dual showerhead whirlpool tub. The location could not have been better for access to the shops and restaurants in the area with an easy 2-block walk to the main street. The information materials in the room included local and downtown dining suggestions with descriptions and contact details. We enjoyed the breakfasts that featured fresh fruit (berries) and corn flake-encrusted french toast (day 1) and eggs benedict (day 2). Since we were departing early on our final day Kim made sure we had a portable breakfast that included fresh fruit and muffins. The spacious dining room in the White House made for a pleasant space to enjoy our morning meal and coffee and was a great space to get acquainted with the other guests. In short, we would happily return for another stay in Portland’s White House the next time we visit Portland!

B&B in a mansion

5 on July 04, 2018

Everything was absolutely great . The breakfast was delicious ¿¿

Great stay at the White House

5 on July 03, 2018

The room (Barron Room), food, and staff attentiveness were all outstanding leading to a positively memorable stay with friends!

Portland's White House Stay

5 on July 03, 2018

Experience the grandeur of a mansion with large living room and dining room and excellent bedrooms in a quiet tree lined neighborhood all located close to the downtown and to the many tour opportunities. Portland is a wonderful place to visit and this is the best place to stay. Don't miss out.

Perfect stay

5 on July 03, 2018

The stay in this house was outstanding ....and not alone for the breakfast we would come back :)

Portland Whitehouse: Stay in Elegance

5 on June 30, 2018

My wife had heard of this B&B from a friend. Looking it up online she was thrilled with the images they took if the rooms and was able to determine the theme and style if the room she most wanted to stay in. We stayed for 8 nights and 8 breakfasts. We are vegan so we threw the chef for a bit of a loop. He performed marvelously though. I have to say we did not feel left out, most of the time he would even theme ours off of the meal for the rest of the diners. For example quiche with our scramble. Or pancakes when they had waffles. Besides that the staff was easy to connect with, offered a phone number to be in touch and were always happy to offer suggestions and best routes to navigate the area and restaurant suggestions. All in all the next time we are in Portland whether 1 night or another week we will certainly see if they are not already booked up so we can stay again.

Wonderful house with a caring staff in quite neighborhood of Portland

4.0 on June 27, 2018

The rooms are quite charming with elements of the original architectur, but with newly appointed bathrooms. We stayed in the Balcony Room and loved the little balcony to sit and drink tea or coffee from and watch the day go by in front of the house. It’s private enough to “get away from it all” while still being walking or a Lyft ride away from everything Portland has to offer.

Lovely stay

4.6 on February 25, 2018

This is a beautiful home in a neat neighborhood. It was a chilly day, but it was very cozy inside. It would be fun to stay in nice weather too because it's a great neighborhood to explore. Breakfast was delicious. Kim was very friendly and available when needed.


5 on January 12, 2018

The Portland White House is absolutely amazing! My husband is active duty and we were not in the Christmas spirit since we couldn't spend our Christmas with family but these gracious hosts turned that around for us. We could not have asked for a more welcoming and beautiful stay. The staff was just wonderful. To top it off, we had a gourmet breakfast at no charge each morning we were there. We have told all of our friends about the White House and would love to stay again!

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Rooms & Rates

Balcony Room - M3

BED SIZE(S) 1 queen bed The Balcony room features an beautiful antique queen bed with sunburst inlay and your own private balcony overlooking the historic Irvington Neighborhood.

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

Carolina Room - C2

BED SIZE(S) 1 Queen Located on the 2nd floor of our Carriage House, the Carolina Room features a large west facing window overlooking the circular drive and the beautiful Irvington Neighborhood. Cheerful yellow walls, antique armoire, and elegant 4 poster bed make this room an inn favorite. The bathroom offers a walk-in shower with a rain head and lots of natural light. As with all of our rooms, the Carolina includes fresh filtered water in a sustainable glass bottle (refilled daily), and luxurious Molton Brown London bath products.

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

Chauffeur Quarters - C1

BED SIZE(S) 1 King & 1 (optional) roll-away* twin bed Relax after a day of sightseeing in this elegant ground floor room in our carriage house featuring a mahogany 4 poster king feather bed covered in crisp linens and goose down pillows. Amenities include plenty of soft absorbent towels and luxurious bath products from Molton Brown London. This room also features a deep soaking tub with whirlpool jets. *roll-away offered for an additional fee

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Baron's Room - M2

BED SIZE(S) 1 king bed Wonderfully lit by three giant windows, the extra high four post king feather bed has the only room with an old-fashioned claw foot tub/ shower.

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

Canopy Room - M1

BED SIZE(S) 1 King & 1 (optional) roll-away* twin bed Recently remodeled, this large room features a king bed and over-sized walk-in shower. *roll-away offered for an additional fee

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

Hawley Room - M4

BED SIZE(S) 1 queen bed This lovely room features an antique Mahogany Queen Bed and newly remodeled bathroom with a walk in shower.

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

Blarney Room - C3

BED SIZE 1 Queen Located on the 2nd floor of our carriage house, the Blarney Room features beautiful east-facing windows that look out onto the lush green lawns and stately towering trees of the historic Irvington neighborhood. This cozy room offers a 4 poster queen antique bed and armoire. The bathroom offers a walk-in shower with a rain head and lots of natural light.

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

Rose Room - M5

BED SIZE(S) 1 King & 1 (optional) roll-away* twin bed This lovely, sunny King room features a newly remodeled bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower and antique 4-poster bed. *roll-away offered for an additional fee

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

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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 & Lloyd Center, 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

Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Piano, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Outside courtyards

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not allowed on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited with well behaved parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

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  • Time Served: 8:00 A.M. and 8:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan

Signature Dish

Salmon eggs benedict with an orange hollandaise


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