I was on my way to a bicycle trip in Oregon and had a few days beforehand to spend in Portland by myself (female solo traveler) and wanted to stay some place safe where I could get a feel for the city. I read the reviews for the guesthouse on Trip Advisor and I'm so glad I picked the Clinton Street Guesthouse. It is very well maintained, immaculate and cute!
I stayed in room #1 with the balcony overlooking the back yard and gardens. I agree with the reviewer who also stayed in Room #1--everything was perfect. I truly felt at home. After sightseeing and walking around the city each day I looked forward to returning to my little oasis at the guesthouse. I'd get a cup of tea in the dining room, bring it upstairs , sit out on my little porch and relax with a book.
Ann is a charming hostess and a great cook! The breakfasts were gourmet meals --she used fresh ingredients and herbs--yum! And, her baked items were THE best.
Since I did not have a car, Ann gave me directions to use public transportation to get from the airport to the guesthouse and it was a breeze--everything worked like clockwork. If you're a walker you can walk down Clinton Street into downtown Portland (3.5+ miles) through some very charming neighborhoods. Ann & Jason gave me directions and suggested a few areas of note. It was also very easy to use the local buses to get downtown.
The house is near Divison Street and several local eateries you'll want to check out. Lots of good food with reasonable prices.
If I go back to Portland--this is where I'll stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Portland's southeast neighborhood the Clinton Street Guesthouse, a 1913 craftsman style B & B, offers authentic residential ambiance in a casual setting. Each morning we serve a homemade breakfast which includes farmer's market products and local organic coffee and tea. We offer 3 well appointed guest rooms; each has a private bath and is outfitted with luxurious bedding and lovely furniture. ... more less