Portland's White House
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We went to Oregon in October 2005 for a long weekend. I had always heard that Oregon was beautiful but my knowledge was very limited. We were so pleasantly surprised and absolutely loved Oregon! We based ourselves in Portland for 3 days/nights and went out to the coast, specifically Cannon Beach, for one night. In Portland, we stayed at Portland's …
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... doughnuts covered in Fruit Loops or Captain Crunch and on and on it goes. We settled for the Maple Bar topped with slices of bacon and shared the Tex-Ass (a massive doughy treat made for the really hungry or to split). After all that sugar we headed with the dogs to Washington Park and let them run around and spend some energy. Washington Park is a huge park in Portland and is home to their zoo and the ...
... a very interesting overview of the flora and fauna of the hardy and resilient old growth forest on the outer slopes of the crater rim. The hot and dry trail ends up at a brisk waterfall with a refreshing spray for us tourists, and for an array of wildflowers, birds and butterflies which gather at its foot.
We then hauled up into a nearby campground for the night. It is marked as “tents only”, but we are stretching that concept a bit as we do have a tent ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Portland's White House
Warm & Inviting
Lanning is a wonderful host and his home is beautiful. The rooms are wonderful and the breakfast was awesome. We will definately be returning to this B&B soon.
Gracious 'Fun' B & B
Lanning, the owner, greeted us at the door with a big 'Welcome.' He ushered us into 'one of his homes' - a cream-colored 'White house' in a lovely old Portland OR neighborhood. Built by a lumber-baron, it's been restored to its original grandeur. Breakfasts were huge and delicious - as were the beds! Treated like family, I even got the 'family' recipe for Lanning's crystallized ginger scones. This B & B will be on our future Portland itineraries - if we can get in!
Thanks for a great weekend!
I was one of the privileged guests attending the luxurious overnight surprise birthday party at your beautiful B & B and wanted to pass along what a great job your staff provided. All the details, on down to the warm chocolate chip cookies upon check-in were attended to.
The beautifully set dinner table with its well-polished silver and china lent itself to the formal clad guests who enjoyed a delectable dinner. The full breakfast on Sunday morning was complete with the fresh-squeezed juices.
The beautiful period furnishings along with a comfortable setting make this an outstanding venue for an intimate weekend get-a-way or a special event. My husband and I will definitely be returning the Portland's White House Bed & Breakfast.
One of a Kind!
Be prepared to get spoiled rotten at this beautiful Greek revival. Everything about this place is decadent, from the breakfast to the big beds to the bath amentities. Perfect for a couples' romantic weekend getaway or an elegant on-site wedding celebration. Modern conveniences include wireless internet access and flat-screen TVs.
Portland's White House has amazing beds!
We stayed at Portland's White House for a wedding, which was held in the B&B's lovely courtyard. We were in the Balcony Room, and my husband and I both slept better than we ever have before--the bed was so comfortable, we could have slept all day, if the beautiful setting in a quiet neighborhood hadn't tempted us to start our days. We actually emailed Lanning to ask what his secret was, trying to recreate the feeling in our own house!
The White House was a perfect combination of B&B and inn: it was intimate, but not TOO intimate. There were homey, common areas to relax, but you didn't feel like you were sitting right in someone's private living room.
The breakfast was delicious: gourmet food, served elegantly, but not too exotic or snooty!
We would absolutely choose the White House on a future trip to Portland. It's an excellent choice if you'd like to stay someplace that feels luxurious but is actually cheaper than a lot of hotels where the rooms are boxy and drab.
The owners truly take care of their guests here. I recently was married and filled the bnb with family from all over. Very high maintenance. I was worried that I would have to devote all my time to pleasing everyone. The owners took this care away from me! They are wonderful to work with, the rooms are amazing, and the food even better. I really felt like it was my home when I was leaving...
Portland's White House Bed and Breakfast is clearly the destination of choice when seeking lodging accommodations in the Portland area. Of the dozens of inns we've visited over the years, Portland's White House sets the standard with outstanding food, pleasant ambiance and gracious hospitality. Lanning and Steve and their conscientious staff leave nothing to chance in caring for their guests. We have stayed at Portland's White House numerous times over the past nine years for both business and pleasure and have been pleased with the consistent high quality of service and excellence. We very strongly recommend this exceptional inn and assure your stay will be enjoyable and rewarding.
Rod and Carol Faino
The 'Quintessential' Bed & Breakfast
My husband and I just returned home from a lovely trip to Portland and Eugene. We are innkeepers and find it sometimes hard to travel to other properties because as you know "there's no place like home" but we were so thrilled with the Portland's Whitehouse. It's everything you would want from a B & B and so much more. First of all, the greeting you get makes you feel like you are old (and very much missed) friends of the family. You might even get a hug if you smile nicely. Then there's the house, what a house it is, really a mansion. All I can say is WOW! I've never seen so much art and collectibles in a B&B before and you can touch most of them. There is a true "casual elegance" feel about the place, you are welcome to go into the living room (or parlor) and relax, put your feet up, really make yourself at home. Our room the Rose Room was perfect. Flat screen TV,comfy bed, lovely bathroom, cookies each day, chocolates for the evening. You can't want for anything. Then comes the morning, peeking in at you from all the glorious windows, fresh breeze and birds chirping. Once your eyes open, you smell breakfast, and ah. . . what a breakfast. The two mornings we were there we had bread pudding french toast and then crab cakes eggs benedict with the best potatoe cakes I've ever had! Thanks Justin! The entire staff went out of their way to make each guest feel welcome and special. Everymorning there was fresh fruit, a scone or muffin, bacon, fresh juice and coffee or cappuccino. It was fabulous! The location couldn't be better and we took a morning walk each day and enjoyed seeing some of the beautiful homes surrounding the White House. If you love traditional B&B's where hospitality comes first, you will love this place, we sure do! The owners, Lanning and Steve are two of the warmest and friendliest hosts we've ever met, and we've met a bunch!
Tasteful and Tasty B&B in Northeast Portland
We just had a 4-night stay at Portland's White House in a pretty, quiet neighborhood in northeast Portland, Oregon. The friendly owners are rightly proud of the restoration they've done on the place. They're very helpful and fun. There are 2 patios outside and a library and a livingroom inside for meeting or hanging out. We stayed in the Rose Room with its comfy king-size bed. There were lots of towels, good-quality soaps and lotions, 2 bathrobes and 2 great cookies provided. And 2 great chocolates at bedtime. The breakfasts were huge and delicious. Each morning we had juice, tea or coffee, a scone or muffin, a big bowl of fruit, bacon or sausage, and a great entree. Wow! Yum, yum, yum.
Refined B & B
Portland's White House is everything a refined B & B should be: quiet, original construction, beautifully maintained, well-decorated (without the "cutesy" touches that may come to plague American B & Bs), well-equipped bathrooms that include original fixtures and tiles, excellent bedding.The only area that could be "revised" (and improved) is the breakfast selection, which is a bit heavy on the "sweet" and "adorned" -- and would profit with fresh offerings (e.g., poached eggs) without sauces, "adornments" etc.