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 …
... called Mike. He is a forty something who is doing a four month tour of America. He talks a lot, but that's okay because he is actually pretty interesting. He is a councillor and a medium. God has talked to him twice apparently to get him on the right path and away from law. He is not crazy. We discussed quite a lot of things, including a project he is doing for sense impaired (deaf/blind etc) people that involves building their five internal senses to compensate. We ...
We knew we were crazy when we booked or flights. In order to fly out of Charlottesville and use a credit Zach had on Us Air we had to settle for an outgoing trip with layovers in Charlotte AND Phoenix. We knew we were crazy when we woke up a four year old and a sixteen month old at 4am to fly to the west coast. But what we didn't consider was the complete idiocy and insensitivity of an airline that cancels flights for no reason once we were already in Charlotte, leaving us with ...
... in the salty air of the sea. We drove through "tsunami debris zones" one after another, and we wondered if they were referring to the tsunami that hit Japan.
Around 2 PM we left the coast and headed east toward Portland. And the sky came down once again and we drove through rain most of the way to the city. Again we passed through town after town and as we got closer to the city we went through the Chehalem Valley and drove by ...
... br> Sunday 9 June - Instead of heading to Starbucks this morning, we had breakfast outside the supermarket and then headed south to Tahoe City along the lake. We were looking into hiring a double kayak for a few hours, but we ended up at Kings Beach and ended up hiring a jet ski for an hour. We were able to go for ages around the lake, and see all the private beaches and flash houses from the lake. Antony tried his hardest to make me fall into the lake by doing donuts and sharp ...
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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.
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 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
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.