Centrally located near all the tempting food alternatives of Division street, this guesthouse has the feel of a family home. We stayed in one of the two basement rooms, which had a window without a view. The downside of being in the basement is of course that everybody walks on the floor above you, which was not helped by the wooden floor. If you suffer from light sleep like I do bring earplugs or take one of the rooms on the first floor.
The guesthouse is nicely furnished, there is a spacious area to sit in, including two porches - one on either side of the house.
Breakfast is available in the fridge as you wake up - you are welcome to help yourself to a variety of bread, fruit, oatmeal, muffins and bagels. If you fancy pancakes there is pancake mix available - although you have to cook them yourself.
There are several jams and spreads available to have with your bread.
The bathrooms are located on several floors - there is a toilet near the kitchen, as well as a bathtub/shower on first floor. I have to say that I was not really happy with the water pressure the shower had. I have fairly long hair and it took me quite a while to get rid of all the shampoo in my hair.
There is a computer and phone near the kitchen, which can be used by guests.
All in all, this was a nice place to spend to nights at. However, next time I would definitely choose an upstairs room to avoid all the guests walking on what felt like my head.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Beverly Cleary and Ken Kesey are not names of past guests but of rooms at the Bluebird Guesthouse. This captivating 1910 Arts & Crafts house, combining Old Portland warmth with modern amenities, shows off a character not found in a typical hotel, we're more akin to a simple bed & breakfast inn. Well reviewed, affordable, clean and centrally located in close-in SE - an ideal place to stay for a visit ~ We have 7 guest rooms, 2 with king beds are en-suite and 5 with queen beds are shared bathrooms (multiple bathrooms with showers and a claw foot soaking tub = no waiting). Vibrant and stylish social areas are perfect for relaxing or entertaining, and a full kitchen is available for your use, as well. Included amenities: continental breakfast, fast wi-fi & an internet computer. Located in the Division / Clinton Neighborhood where an amazing restaurant scene and boutique shopping are a walk away. Close by are Hawthorne, Belmont, Reed College etc. while Sellwood or Downtown are 10 - 15 minute drives. Learn more about us, check availability & reserve directly from our website. ... more less